40km/h Kalamunda Town Centre

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Proposing 40km/h zones in Kalamunda Centre

Slower, safer, active streets.

The City is investigating implementing a reduced speed limit in some, or all the Kalamunda Town Centre to improve road safety outcomes for all road users. We are keen to understand your experience with 40 km/h speed limits, and your opinion about future options.


Background

With the combination of recent major road construction projects designed to improve transport to and through the City of Kalamunda, the launch of the Kalamunda Railway Heritage trail extension and plans to reactivate the Kalamunda Town Centre, we thought it would be a good time to explore community opinion on speed reductions with the aim of improving road and community safety.


Why should we consider lower speeds?

  • Provides more time for drivers to react to road hazards.
  • Decreases the distance required for a vehicle to stop.
  • Increases pedestrians and cyclist safety, as well as other vulnerable road users and/or those crossing roads;
  • Reduced chance of being involved in a crash, and less severity in injuries and property damage;
  • Lower fuel consumptions resulting in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • From an economic perspective, 40km/h speed limits are a cost-effective option to improve road safety, allowing the City to focus on physical road safety treatments on high risk roads, that may attract higher cost solutions.

Fast Facts to move you to slow down:

  • In the five years 2015 to 2019, there were 63 significant crashes in the area proposed for a speed reduction (which is 63 crashes too many).
  • 32% of the City of Kalamunda population is aged over 60.*
  • 12.9% of our population is aged under 10.*
  • 3.6% of our population needs assistance with core activities.*

*Source: https://www.abs.gov.au/


Please completed the Survey via the tab below.

Please share your thoughts by completing the survey below, or alternatively, written submissions can be submitted to the City via:

By Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda, WA 6926.

In Person: 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda WA 6076

By Email: enquiries@Kalamunda.wa.gov.au

This Survey closed on Monday 15 March 2021, 5.00pm.

Thank you for your feedback.

A copy of the Community Engagement Report is available here: Community Engagement Report - 40km/hr Kala Centre or view in the Documents tab.

The results of this feedback were taken to the Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 May 2021

Council resolved to:

  1. NOTE the community engagement report on this matter.
  2. ENDORSE an application be made to Main Roads Western Australia for implementation of 40 km/h speed limits on the following streets within Kalamunda Town Centre: a) Haynes Street b) Railway Road between Mead Street and Stirk Street c) Barber Street.
  3. NOTE the Central Mall design will be seeking approval for a 10 km/h posted speed limit.
  4. NOTE speed limits for the remaining streets within the Kalamunda Town Centre will be addressed as part of subsequent streetscape upgrades when approved.

Proposing 40km/h zones in Kalamunda Centre

Slower, safer, active streets.

The City is investigating implementing a reduced speed limit in some, or all the Kalamunda Town Centre to improve road safety outcomes for all road users. We are keen to understand your experience with 40 km/h speed limits, and your opinion about future options.


Background

With the combination of recent major road construction projects designed to improve transport to and through the City of Kalamunda, the launch of the Kalamunda Railway Heritage trail extension and plans to reactivate the Kalamunda Town Centre, we thought it would be a good time to explore community opinion on speed reductions with the aim of improving road and community safety.


Why should we consider lower speeds?

  • Provides more time for drivers to react to road hazards.
  • Decreases the distance required for a vehicle to stop.
  • Increases pedestrians and cyclist safety, as well as other vulnerable road users and/or those crossing roads;
  • Reduced chance of being involved in a crash, and less severity in injuries and property damage;
  • Lower fuel consumptions resulting in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • From an economic perspective, 40km/h speed limits are a cost-effective option to improve road safety, allowing the City to focus on physical road safety treatments on high risk roads, that may attract higher cost solutions.

Fast Facts to move you to slow down:

  • In the five years 2015 to 2019, there were 63 significant crashes in the area proposed for a speed reduction (which is 63 crashes too many).
  • 32% of the City of Kalamunda population is aged over 60.*
  • 12.9% of our population is aged under 10.*
  • 3.6% of our population needs assistance with core activities.*

*Source: https://www.abs.gov.au/


Please completed the Survey via the tab below.

Please share your thoughts by completing the survey below, or alternatively, written submissions can be submitted to the City via:

By Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda, WA 6926.

In Person: 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda WA 6076

By Email: enquiries@Kalamunda.wa.gov.au

This Survey closed on Monday 15 March 2021, 5.00pm.

Thank you for your feedback.

A copy of the Community Engagement Report is available here: Community Engagement Report - 40km/hr Kala Centre or view in the Documents tab.

The results of this feedback were taken to the Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 May 2021

Council resolved to:

  1. NOTE the community engagement report on this matter.
  2. ENDORSE an application be made to Main Roads Western Australia for implementation of 40 km/h speed limits on the following streets within Kalamunda Town Centre: a) Haynes Street b) Railway Road between Mead Street and Stirk Street c) Barber Street.
  3. NOTE the Central Mall design will be seeking approval for a 10 km/h posted speed limit.
  4. NOTE speed limits for the remaining streets within the Kalamunda Town Centre will be addressed as part of subsequent streetscape upgrades when approved.
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