Have your say on the Town's 10-year Transport Strategy

Published on 14 July 2021

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The Town of Victoria Park is calling for feedback on a new 10-year strategy that strives to improve the Town’s transport network.

The draft Transport Strategy aims to create more streets for people, provide key connections to vibrant local centres and support the Town as a liveable inner-city community.

Mayor Karen Vernon said, “With our predicted surge in population over the coming decades, it’s vital that we help our local community to move around the Town in the future as safely, quickly and efficiently as possible.”

“This Strategy focuses on accessibility, upgrading pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, whilst contributing to environmental sustainability,” said Mayor Vernon.

Key proposals and initiatives include:

  • A strong streetscape improvement program, focusing on priority areas such as Archer and Mint Street, Burswood Road and Albany Highway.
  • A range of upgrades to the Town’s bicycle network, including completion of the Principal Shared Path along the Armadale railway and the addition of protected bike lanes on Berwick Street.
  • A Skinny Streets Program to encourage lower vehicle speeds and enhance pedestrian amenity by narrowing certain local streets.
  • Key improvements to pedestrian infrastructure and amenity, including the development and implementation of a Town-wide Wayfinding Strategy.
  • A targeted advocacy program to leverage opportunities and partner with State Government authorities.

A draft Parking Management Plan has also been created to complement the Transport Strategy and provide clear guidance to tackle complex parking issues.

The draft Transport Strategy and Parking Management Plan were developed over the past 12 months in close consultation the community, key user groups and government agencies.

Consultation findings indicate that the community would like to see improved pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to support mode shift away from private vehicles.

Development of the draft Transport Strategy and Parking Management Plan also involved a unique visioning exercise, where eight distinct user mindsets representing the diverse Victoria Park community were used to highlight gaps in the existing transport network.

The draft Transport Strategy and Parking Management Plan are available for comment until Wednesday 11 August 2021. Visit www.yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au or contact the Town to find out more and share your thoughts.

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