Whitfield Street Safe Active Street

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Safe active streets create quieter local roads and a safer environment for families, pedestrians and bike riders. With the speed limit reduced and the implementation of various traffic calming measures such as raised platforms and slow points, streets become much safer for the community to enjoy. Additional trees and greenery are also planted to provide a shade for street users and improve the visual appeal of the street.

August 2020

Construction continues in Whitfield Street to create a corridor between Guildford Road and Sandy Beach Reserve for safe cycling and walking. The work will improve road crossings along Whitfield Street, upgrade signage and add landscaping. The project is funded by the Department of Transport and managed by the Town of Bassendean.

Latest work completed:

  • Storm water drainage works at Watson Street intersection
  • Concrete footpath works at Deakin Street and Watson Street
  • Installation of slow point traffic islands between Reid Street and Watson Street
  • Asphalt works from southern cul-de-sac to Reid Street intersection
  • Works commenced on shared path along West Road
  • Works around Harcourt Street intersection
  • Preparing new footpath link opposite Bassendean Primary School to meet new levels

Current work:

  • Storm water drainage works at Watson Street and Bridson Street intersections
  • Installation of tree pits from Reid Street to Watson Street
  • Concrete footpath works at Watson Street intersection
  • Profiling works between Palmerston Street and Old Perth Road

To imagine what it will look like, see the flyover video here. It was produced before the design was finalised but provides an indicative view.

Background

The Town attracted Active Street Funding from the Department of Transport for design and construction of Whitfield Safe Active Street. After consultation and design development with the Bassendean community, a final design has been developed.

August 2020

Construction continues in Whitfield Street to create a corridor between Guildford Road and Sandy Beach Reserve for safe cycling and walking. The work will improve road crossings along Whitfield Street, upgrade signage and add landscaping. The project is funded by the Department of Transport and managed by the Town of Bassendean.

Latest work completed:

  • Storm water drainage works at Watson Street intersection
  • Concrete footpath works at Deakin Street and Watson Street
  • Installation of slow point traffic islands between Reid Street and Watson Street
  • Asphalt works from southern cul-de-sac to Reid Street intersection
  • Works commenced on shared path along West Road
  • Works around Harcourt Street intersection
  • Preparing new footpath link opposite Bassendean Primary School to meet new levels

Current work:

  • Storm water drainage works at Watson Street and Bridson Street intersections
  • Installation of tree pits from Reid Street to Watson Street
  • Concrete footpath works at Watson Street intersection
  • Profiling works between Palmerston Street and Old Perth Road

To imagine what it will look like, see the flyover video here. It was produced before the design was finalised but provides an indicative view.

Background

The Town attracted Active Street Funding from the Department of Transport for design and construction of Whitfield Safe Active Street. After consultation and design development with the Bassendean community, a final design has been developed.