Council approves amended 'Option 1' traffic calming proposal
At the meeting on 23 May 2018 Council agreed to approve an amended traffic calming proposal for Collick Street. 'Option 1' for Collick Street from Joslin Street, south to the intersection at Sumpton Street was approved but the section of Collick Street between Sumpton Street and Winterfold Road will not be included for now, on the understanding that the City will seek to traffic calm the remaining section of Collick Street in a way that maintains and enhances bike connectivity on Collick Street between Sumpton St and Winterfold Road. The City will seek to implement this as "Stage 2" of the project through the reviewed Bike Plan and subject to attaining suitable funding.
In explaining the reason for Council's amendment to the proposal, the council minutes state:
The section of Collick St between Sumpton St and Winterfold Rd forms an important connection for cyclists between destinations to the west (Beaconsfield and Fremantle) and destinations to the south and east (such as Hamilton Hill, Samson and Murdoch University). For this reason it formed part of the old Perth Bicycle Network and features as part of the City of Fremantle Local Bicycle Plan (2014-2018) network. It is especially important that the traffic calming treatments applied to this section of Collick St not compromise the safety and amenity of cyclists.
Consultation has concluded.
Option 1 narrowing Collick Street by installing a central median and adding new street trees was approved and implemented.