Connecting Sussex Road (SAS)

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‘Wheelie’ Safe Active Street: Connecting Sussex Road, Forrestfield

You’ve asked us to improve connectivity, plant more trees, improve road verges, beautify streetscapes and slow down traffic on local roads. (Ref: MARKYT® Community Scorecard Report - 2020 Community Perceptions Survey)

We’re listening!

Sussex Road, Forrestfield is one of the many places and spaces where we are growing our safer, active roads for all users, from those in cars, to those walking and riding bikes. Safely connecting the community to their local schools, shops, green spaces, transport links – and most importantly to each other.

We are engaging with the community to inform the design and construction of a Safe Active Street (SAS) route along Sussex Road and including part of Coburg Street and Holmes Road, Forrestfield. Shared paths are also proposed for Alder Way and Hanover Street connecting to Hale Road.


What is a Safe Active Street?**

Safe Active Streets are local neighbourhood streets, and cycle routes, that have a range of traffic calming treatments, such as raised intersection islands, road narrowing, and lots of landscaping.

Features may include:

  • Single-lane slow points, where approaching vehicles should give way to any car or bike already at or passing through the slow point;
  • Raised platforms at intersections;
  • Narrowing street widths by introducing on-street parking and plantings;
  • Using traffic islands and medians to restrict car movements at intersections, while allowing movements in all directions for people on bikes and on foot;
  • Pedestrian or bike crossings;
  • Bicycle symbol road markings in the centre of each unmarked lane, to encourage cyclists to take the lane;
  • Lateral shifts in the carriageway to reduce sight lines (i.e. swapping formalised on-street parking and new tree planting nibs from one side of the street to the other;
  • Additional tree planting and landscaping to make our neighbourhood spaces more attractive places to walk or ride.

What are the benefits?

  • Safe Active Streets look better, friendlier and create a sense of place.
  • Low speed streets reduce traffic noise and significant injury from traffic accidents.
  • Low speed streets improve the safety of our children traveling to school.
  • Save money on petrol and car maintenance by walking and riding – an easy way to add some physical activity to you day and do your bit for Climate Change by reducing air pollution.
  • Get some fresh air and connect with your neighbourhood. Being active increases mental and physical well being.
  • Safe Active Streets increases opportunities for tree planting, expanding our urban canopy and reducing heat sink.

(**See our FAQs on this page for more)

(Note: Our Kiandra Way, High Wycombe Safe Active Street Project is also open for comment, if this is one of your places and spaces we'd love to receive feedback on this project also: engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/kiandra_sas).


Sound ‘wheelie’ good?

We know you can make our plans for Sussex Road, Coburg Street and Holmes Road even better.
If you live, work or play in Forrestfield help us grow our plans.

We invite you to register for our Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ Good Community Design & Information Workshop and/or share your ‘wheelie’ good thoughts by completing our Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ SAS Survey.


Join our Community Workshops!

1. Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ Good SAS Community Design & Information Open Workshop

Wednesday 16 March 2022
Event start: 5.30pm
Event finish: 7.00pm
Can't make it at 5.30pm? No worries. Drop in at any time until 7.00pm to learn more about Safe Active Streets in your local neighbourhood.
Venue: Woodlupine Community Centre: Main Hall
88 Hale Rd, Forrestfield WA 6058

2. Residents’ of Sussex Road WALK-shop
Tuesday 29 March 2022
4.30pm - 6.00pm

Meet on Sussex Road, near Forrestfield Primary School

We invite you to bring your family, connect with your local neighbourhood, and join us for a ‘walk and talk’ along Sussex Road to learn more about Safe Active Streets and tell us what you think of the idea. (Dogs on leads and kids in prams and on bikes also.)

Please register your interest below. #ActBelongCommit #success


Have your Say!

Complete our Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ SAS Survey.

  • Feedback closed 1 April 2022, 5.00pm

See online Survey form below, or document library for a fillable PDF and printable versions.

Alternative to the survey, written submissions can be provided:

Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
In Person: City of Kalamunda, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda


Feedback will be used to inform the development of the Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ Safe Active Street design.

Feedback closed 1 April 2022, 5.00pm

‘Wheelie’ Safe Active Street: Connecting Sussex Road, Forrestfield

You’ve asked us to improve connectivity, plant more trees, improve road verges, beautify streetscapes and slow down traffic on local roads. (Ref: MARKYT® Community Scorecard Report - 2020 Community Perceptions Survey)

We’re listening!

Sussex Road, Forrestfield is one of the many places and spaces where we are growing our safer, active roads for all users, from those in cars, to those walking and riding bikes. Safely connecting the community to their local schools, shops, green spaces, transport links – and most importantly to each other.

We are engaging with the community to inform the design and construction of a Safe Active Street (SAS) route along Sussex Road and including part of Coburg Street and Holmes Road, Forrestfield. Shared paths are also proposed for Alder Way and Hanover Street connecting to Hale Road.


What is a Safe Active Street?**

Safe Active Streets are local neighbourhood streets, and cycle routes, that have a range of traffic calming treatments, such as raised intersection islands, road narrowing, and lots of landscaping.

Features may include:

  • Single-lane slow points, where approaching vehicles should give way to any car or bike already at or passing through the slow point;
  • Raised platforms at intersections;
  • Narrowing street widths by introducing on-street parking and plantings;
  • Using traffic islands and medians to restrict car movements at intersections, while allowing movements in all directions for people on bikes and on foot;
  • Pedestrian or bike crossings;
  • Bicycle symbol road markings in the centre of each unmarked lane, to encourage cyclists to take the lane;
  • Lateral shifts in the carriageway to reduce sight lines (i.e. swapping formalised on-street parking and new tree planting nibs from one side of the street to the other;
  • Additional tree planting and landscaping to make our neighbourhood spaces more attractive places to walk or ride.

What are the benefits?

  • Safe Active Streets look better, friendlier and create a sense of place.
  • Low speed streets reduce traffic noise and significant injury from traffic accidents.
  • Low speed streets improve the safety of our children traveling to school.
  • Save money on petrol and car maintenance by walking and riding – an easy way to add some physical activity to you day and do your bit for Climate Change by reducing air pollution.
  • Get some fresh air and connect with your neighbourhood. Being active increases mental and physical well being.
  • Safe Active Streets increases opportunities for tree planting, expanding our urban canopy and reducing heat sink.

(**See our FAQs on this page for more)

(Note: Our Kiandra Way, High Wycombe Safe Active Street Project is also open for comment, if this is one of your places and spaces we'd love to receive feedback on this project also: engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/kiandra_sas).


Sound ‘wheelie’ good?

We know you can make our plans for Sussex Road, Coburg Street and Holmes Road even better.
If you live, work or play in Forrestfield help us grow our plans.

We invite you to register for our Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ Good Community Design & Information Workshop and/or share your ‘wheelie’ good thoughts by completing our Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ SAS Survey.


Join our Community Workshops!

1. Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ Good SAS Community Design & Information Open Workshop

Wednesday 16 March 2022
Event start: 5.30pm
Event finish: 7.00pm
Can't make it at 5.30pm? No worries. Drop in at any time until 7.00pm to learn more about Safe Active Streets in your local neighbourhood.
Venue: Woodlupine Community Centre: Main Hall
88 Hale Rd, Forrestfield WA 6058

2. Residents’ of Sussex Road WALK-shop
Tuesday 29 March 2022
4.30pm - 6.00pm

Meet on Sussex Road, near Forrestfield Primary School

We invite you to bring your family, connect with your local neighbourhood, and join us for a ‘walk and talk’ along Sussex Road to learn more about Safe Active Streets and tell us what you think of the idea. (Dogs on leads and kids in prams and on bikes also.)

Please register your interest below. #ActBelongCommit #success


Have your Say!

Complete our Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ SAS Survey.

  • Feedback closed 1 April 2022, 5.00pm

See online Survey form below, or document library for a fillable PDF and printable versions.

Alternative to the survey, written submissions can be provided:

Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
In Person: City of Kalamunda, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda


Feedback will be used to inform the development of the Sussex Road ‘Wheelie’ Safe Active Street design.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Residents’ of Sussex Road WALK-shop 
    Tuesday 29 March 2022, 4.30pm
    Meet on Sussex Road, near Forrestfield Primary School

    We invite you to bring your family, connect with your local neighbourhood, and join us for a ‘walk and talk’ along Sussex Road to learn more about Safe Active Streets – and tell us what you think of the idea. (Dogs on leads and kids in prams and on bikes also.)


    Consultation has concluded. Thank you for your feedback.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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  • This Workshop has been completed

    Wednesday 16 March 2022
    Venue: Woodlupine Community Centre: Main Hall
    88 Hale Rd, Forrestfield WA 6058


    Consultation has concluded. Thank you for your feedback.

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