Safe crossing on Hampton Road

We're working with the community to make it safer for people to cross Hampton Road at the Scott Street intersection.

Background

In 2017, the City of Fremantle asked for your feedback on two traffic design options to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Hampton Road and Scott Street, South Fremantle. In response to concerns raised during community engagement, a decision was postponed by council in December 2017 to examine the possibility of a signalised pedestrian crossing.

In 2018 the City investigated two signalised options and found a signalised pedestrian crossing is unlikely to be supported by Main Roads WA (for information on why please read the FAQs) and the school crossing guard would be withdrawn if a signalised pedestrian crossing were installed, as WA Police do not provide the service at signalised crossings.

The previously proposed designs were amended based on feedback from the community, local businesses, the Transport Minister’s office, Main Roads WA and the Children’s Crossing Unit at Police WA. Amended Option 1 (view aerial plan) and an Amended Option 2 (view aerial plan) were proposed. These options were open for a four week consultation with 186 responses on My Say Freo and 19 people attending the community information session.


Council decision

A proposal for Option 1 was presented to Council in October 2018. Council approved Option 2 which included:

  • Retain the existing guard controlled crossing in the current location and retain the ban on right turn movements at Hampton / Scott intersection, but modify the median to allow bicycle access.
  • Include (where practicable) design amendments to the median barrier to provide improved pedestrian safety and access in respect to the width of the median strip.

At this time Council also requested officers review options in relation to potential design improvements to the intersection at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street, and Hampton Road and Scott Street, and report back. You can view the October 2018 minutes here.


Update to Council on design improvements

Council was provided with an update and proposed changes to Hampton Rd / Lloyd Street at their meeting on 27 February 2019.

The key modifications proposed are:

  • Extend the right turn pocket on Hampton Road into Lloyd Street to increase queuing capacity.
  • Formalise the two lane approach for Lloyd Street onto Hampton Road to create two designated lanes and create more queuing space. This separates drivers wishing to enter the shopping centre carpark or turn left onto Hampton Road and drivers turning right onto Hampton Road.
  • Formalise the on-street parking area on Lloyd Street. This protects the parking bays from Lloyd Street through traffic as well as providing a convenient parking option for customers visiting the shopping centre.
  • Relocate the existing informal pedestrian crossing facility, 10m north on Hampton Road, in order to extend the turning pocket. This would align the crossing point with a pedestrian pathway within the shopping centre carpark. The median will also be widened to improve the pedestrian refuge area within Hampton Road.


Click here to open a larger version of the plan.

Council approved the proposed changes shopping centre carpark on Lloyd Street and amended the resolution to include:

  • improving pedestrian access from the footpath on Lloyd Street through to the shopping centre carpark,
  • improve sight lines to the west for vehicles entering and exiting the carpark, and
  • request Main Roads WA consider installing 'keep clear' road markings on Lloyd Street at the entrance of the shopping centre carpark.

You can view the minutes by clicking here. You can view or download a larger copy of the proposed design here.


Improvements near Scott Street are proposed to take place in the April school holidays to minimise disruption, followed by Lloyd Street.


We're working with the community to make it safer for people to cross Hampton Road at the Scott Street intersection.

Background

In 2017, the City of Fremantle asked for your feedback on two traffic design options to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Hampton Road and Scott Street, South Fremantle. In response to concerns raised during community engagement, a decision was postponed by council in December 2017 to examine the possibility of a signalised pedestrian crossing.

In 2018 the City investigated two signalised options and found a signalised pedestrian crossing is unlikely to be supported by Main Roads WA (for information on why please read the FAQs) and the school crossing guard would be withdrawn if a signalised pedestrian crossing were installed, as WA Police do not provide the service at signalised crossings.

The previously proposed designs were amended based on feedback from the community, local businesses, the Transport Minister’s office, Main Roads WA and the Children’s Crossing Unit at Police WA. Amended Option 1 (view aerial plan) and an Amended Option 2 (view aerial plan) were proposed. These options were open for a four week consultation with 186 responses on My Say Freo and 19 people attending the community information session.


Council decision

A proposal for Option 1 was presented to Council in October 2018. Council approved Option 2 which included:

  • Retain the existing guard controlled crossing in the current location and retain the ban on right turn movements at Hampton / Scott intersection, but modify the median to allow bicycle access.
  • Include (where practicable) design amendments to the median barrier to provide improved pedestrian safety and access in respect to the width of the median strip.

At this time Council also requested officers review options in relation to potential design improvements to the intersection at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street, and Hampton Road and Scott Street, and report back. You can view the October 2018 minutes here.


Update to Council on design improvements

Council was provided with an update and proposed changes to Hampton Rd / Lloyd Street at their meeting on 27 February 2019.

The key modifications proposed are:

  • Extend the right turn pocket on Hampton Road into Lloyd Street to increase queuing capacity.
  • Formalise the two lane approach for Lloyd Street onto Hampton Road to create two designated lanes and create more queuing space. This separates drivers wishing to enter the shopping centre carpark or turn left onto Hampton Road and drivers turning right onto Hampton Road.
  • Formalise the on-street parking area on Lloyd Street. This protects the parking bays from Lloyd Street through traffic as well as providing a convenient parking option for customers visiting the shopping centre.
  • Relocate the existing informal pedestrian crossing facility, 10m north on Hampton Road, in order to extend the turning pocket. This would align the crossing point with a pedestrian pathway within the shopping centre carpark. The median will also be widened to improve the pedestrian refuge area within Hampton Road.


Click here to open a larger version of the plan.

Council approved the proposed changes shopping centre carpark on Lloyd Street and amended the resolution to include:

  • improving pedestrian access from the footpath on Lloyd Street through to the shopping centre carpark,
  • improve sight lines to the west for vehicles entering and exiting the carpark, and
  • request Main Roads WA consider installing 'keep clear' road markings on Lloyd Street at the entrance of the shopping centre carpark.

You can view the minutes by clicking here. You can view or download a larger copy of the proposed design here.


Improvements near Scott Street are proposed to take place in the April school holidays to minimise disruption, followed by Lloyd Street.


  • Proposed changes approved

    5 months ago

    Council was provided with an update and proposed changes to Hampton Rd / Lloyd Street at their meeting on 27 February 2019 and approved the proposed changes to improve the entry and exit point to the South Fremantle shopping centre carpark on Lloyd Street. You can view the minutes by clicking here.

    The key modifications proposed are:

    • Extend the right turn pocket on Hampton Road into Lloyd Street to increase queuing capacity.
    • Formalise the two lane approach for Lloyd Street onto Hampton Road to create two designated lanes and create more queuing space. This separates drivers wishing to enter the shopping centre carpark or turn left onto Hampton Road and drivers turning right onto Hampton Road.
    • Formalise the on-street parking area on Lloyd Street. This protects the parking bays from Lloyd Street through traffic as well as providing a convenient parking option for customers visiting the shopping centre.
    • Relocate the existing informal pedestrian crossing facility, 10m north on Hampton Road, in order to extend the turning pocket. This would align the crossing point with a pedestrian pathway within the shopping centre carpark. The median will also be widened to improve the pedestrian refuge area within Hampton Road.

    Council also amended the resolution to:

    • include improving pedestrian access from the footpath on Lloyd Street through to the shopping centre carpark
    • improve sight lines to the west for vehicles entering and exiting the carpark, and
    • request Main Roads WA consider installing 'keep clear' road markings on Lloyd Street at the entrance of the shopping centre carpark.

    You can view or download a larger copy of the proposed design here.


    Council was provided with an update and proposed changes to Hampton Rd / Lloyd Street at their meeting on 27 February 2019 and approved the proposed changes to improve the entry and exit point to the South Fremantle shopping centre carpark on Lloyd Street. You can view the minutes by clicking here.

    The key modifications proposed are:

    • Extend the right turn pocket on Hampton Road into Lloyd Street to increase queuing capacity.
    • Formalise the two lane approach for Lloyd Street onto Hampton Road to create two designated lanes and create more queuing space. This separates drivers wishing to enter the shopping centre carpark or turn left onto Hampton Road and drivers turning right onto Hampton Road.
    • Formalise the on-street parking area on Lloyd Street. This protects the parking bays from Lloyd Street through traffic as well as providing a convenient parking option for customers visiting the shopping centre.
    • Relocate the existing informal pedestrian crossing facility, 10m north on Hampton Road, in order to extend the turning pocket. This would align the crossing point with a pedestrian pathway within the shopping centre carpark. The median will also be widened to improve the pedestrian refuge area within Hampton Road.

    Council also amended the resolution to:

    • include improving pedestrian access from the footpath on Lloyd Street through to the shopping centre carpark
    • improve sight lines to the west for vehicles entering and exiting the carpark, and
    • request Main Roads WA consider installing 'keep clear' road markings on Lloyd Street at the entrance of the shopping centre carpark.

    You can view or download a larger copy of the proposed design here.


  • Update to Council

    5 months ago
    Hampton road   lloyd st

    Safe Crossing on Hampton Rd is on the agenda for Council on 27 February 2019. You can view the Council agenda here.

    In October 2018 Council requested officers review options in relation to potential design improvements to the intersection at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street, and Hampton Road and Scott Street, and report back to Council, including options on using any potential surplus budget from this project.

    The proposed changes to the Lloyd Street and Hampton Road intersection aim to improve the entry and exit point to the South Fremantle shopping centre carpark on Lloyd Street. The improvements include extending the right turn pocket on Hampton Road and modifications to the Lloyd Street car park entry, which aim to increase the queuing areas when accessing the shopping centre entry. The modification will require the existing informal pedestrian crossing on Hampton Road to be slightly relocated, providing the opportunity to improve pedestrian access to the shopping centre.

    The proposed design has been submitted and approved by Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) who is responsible for all regulatory signage and line marking approvals. A report recommending Council endorse the proposed design at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street will be presented at the 27 February meeting. You can view the proposed works below or download a larger copy.



    Safe Crossing on Hampton Rd is on the agenda for Council on 27 February 2019. You can view the Council agenda here.

    In October 2018 Council requested officers review options in relation to potential design improvements to the intersection at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street, and Hampton Road and Scott Street, and report back to Council, including options on using any potential surplus budget from this project.

    The proposed changes to the Lloyd Street and Hampton Road intersection aim to improve the entry and exit point to the South Fremantle shopping centre carpark on Lloyd Street. The improvements include extending the right turn pocket on Hampton Road and modifications to the Lloyd Street car park entry, which aim to increase the queuing areas when accessing the shopping centre entry. The modification will require the existing informal pedestrian crossing on Hampton Road to be slightly relocated, providing the opportunity to improve pedestrian access to the shopping centre.

    The proposed design has been submitted and approved by Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) who is responsible for all regulatory signage and line marking approvals. A report recommending Council endorse the proposed design at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street will be presented at the 27 February meeting. You can view the proposed works below or download a larger copy.



  • Council Decision - Option 2

    5 months ago

    At their meeting in October 2018 Council approved option two along with a request for additional investigations:

    • Retain the existing guard controlled crossing in the current location and retain the ban on right turn movements at Hampton / Scott intersection, but modify the median to allow bicycle access.
    • Include (where practicable) design amendments to the median barrier to provide improved pedestrian safety and access in respect to the width of the median strip.
    • Request officers review options in relation to potential design improvements to the intersection at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street, and Hampton Road and Scott Street, and report back to Council, including options on using any potential surplus budget from this project.

    You can view the October 2018 minutes here.


    At their meeting in October 2018 Council approved option two along with a request for additional investigations:

    • Retain the existing guard controlled crossing in the current location and retain the ban on right turn movements at Hampton / Scott intersection, but modify the median to allow bicycle access.
    • Include (where practicable) design amendments to the median barrier to provide improved pedestrian safety and access in respect to the width of the median strip.
    • Request officers review options in relation to potential design improvements to the intersection at Hampton Road and Lloyd Street, and Hampton Road and Scott Street, and report back to Council, including options on using any potential surplus budget from this project.

    You can view the October 2018 minutes here.


  • Council meeting

    9 months ago

    Safe Crossing on Hampton Road is on the agenda for the Council meeting on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

    The meeting starts at 6.00pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall (2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle).

    The agenda can be accessed on the City of Fremantle website.


    Safe Crossing on Hampton Road is on the agenda for the Council meeting on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

    The meeting starts at 6.00pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall (2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle).

    The agenda can be accessed on the City of Fremantle website.


  • Amended Option 1 to be Presented

    10 months ago
    Updated option 1

    A proposal for amended option 1 will be presented at the Finance, Policy, Operations & Legislation Committee (FPOL) meeting on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

    The agenda for the FPOL meeting is now available on the City of Fremantle website.

    The FPOL meeting commences at 6.00pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle.

    The concept for Option 1 can be viewed here, it includes:

    • Move the guarded school pedestrian crossing approximately 50 meters south of its current location and create a new guarded school pedestrian crossing, complete with median island refuge and also pedestrian crossing lights that will flash at peak, before and after school crossing times.

    • Remove the existing guarded school pedestrian crossing.

    • Move the existing northbound bus stop approximately 20m north of its existing location, to provide a safe distance from the guarded school pedestrian crossing.

    • Reinstate access for vehicles turning right into Scott Street through the removal of the trial median installed in March 2017.

    • Trial the use of a riley kerb system (rumble device) to deter vehicle lane changes on the approach to the guarded school pedestrian crossing.


    A proposal for amended option 1 will be presented at the Finance, Policy, Operations & Legislation Committee (FPOL) meeting on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

    The agenda for the FPOL meeting is now available on the City of Fremantle website.

    The FPOL meeting commences at 6.00pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle.

    The concept for Option 1 can be viewed here, it includes:

    • Move the guarded school pedestrian crossing approximately 50 meters south of its current location and create a new guarded school pedestrian crossing, complete with median island refuge and also pedestrian crossing lights that will flash at peak, before and after school crossing times.

    • Remove the existing guarded school pedestrian crossing.

    • Move the existing northbound bus stop approximately 20m north of its existing location, to provide a safe distance from the guarded school pedestrian crossing.

    • Reinstate access for vehicles turning right into Scott Street through the removal of the trial median installed in March 2017.

    • Trial the use of a riley kerb system (rumble device) to deter vehicle lane changes on the approach to the guarded school pedestrian crossing.


  • Community engagement concluded and next steps

    by Admin, 11 months ago

    Feedback on the proposed pedestrian crossing options closed on 22 August 2018. The City of Fremantle will now review the feedback and we’ll provide an update shortly.

    Feedback on the proposed pedestrian crossing options closed on 22 August 2018. The City of Fremantle will now review the feedback and we’ll provide an update shortly.

  • Additional information from Main Roads WA

    by Admin, 11 months ago

    At the community information session held on 2 August 2018 at Beaconsfield Primary School, Main Roads WA undertook to provide further information on why a guarded crossing is considered safer for children under 12 than a signalised ('green man') crossing.

    We've included information provided by the Safety Branch at Main Roads WA, including links to reference sources below:

    Guard control crossings are generally the preferred form of crossings for roads near schools where the predominant users are children under 12 years of age due to a number of reasons. A large body of literature covering children’s cognitive ability shows that they display inadequate search patterns at intersections and have difficulty in estimating speed, direction and distance of oncoming vehicles. In addition, their smaller stature prevents them from seeing the complete traffic situation and makes them less visible to drivers. Furthermore, adults have a tendency to overestimate kids’ pedestrian skills and make inadequate adjustments to speed.

    These problems may be aggravated at signalised intersections, as young pedestrians are less likely to search for traffic than at non-signalised crossings. Some children trust that it is safe to cross against the red light and that adults will protect them and stop instantly. For similar reasons, zebra crossings are less advisable. Younger students may step out onto the crossing when a vehicle cannot stop before them.

    Schoolchildren consider uniformed crossing guards safer than other types of crossings. They are attracted to guard control crossings and not to the adjacent, unsupervised road sections. Moreover, speed compliance increases in the presence of crossing guards.

    References:

    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/pedestrian-planning-guide/docs/guidelines-selection-of-pedestrian-facilities.pdf

    https://trrjournalonline.trb.org/doi/pdf/10.3141/1674-05

    http://114.111.144.247/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?ctID=MjE1ZTI4YzctZjc1YS00MzQ4LTkyY2UtMDJmNTgxYjg2ZDA5&rID=NjgwMw==&qrs=RmFsc2U=&q=c2Nob29sIGd1YXJk&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&rrtc=VHJ1ZQ==

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/pedbike/03042/03042.pdf

    http://uwispace.sta.uwi.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2139/4114/PEDESTRIAN%20CROSSING%20FINAL%20REPORT.pdf;sequence=1


    At the community information session held on 2 August 2018 at Beaconsfield Primary School, Main Roads WA undertook to provide further information on why a guarded crossing is considered safer for children under 12 than a signalised ('green man') crossing.

    We've included information provided by the Safety Branch at Main Roads WA, including links to reference sources below:

    Guard control crossings are generally the preferred form of crossings for roads near schools where the predominant users are children under 12 years of age due to a number of reasons. A large body of literature covering children’s cognitive ability shows that they display inadequate search patterns at intersections and have difficulty in estimating speed, direction and distance of oncoming vehicles. In addition, their smaller stature prevents them from seeing the complete traffic situation and makes them less visible to drivers. Furthermore, adults have a tendency to overestimate kids’ pedestrian skills and make inadequate adjustments to speed.

    These problems may be aggravated at signalised intersections, as young pedestrians are less likely to search for traffic than at non-signalised crossings. Some children trust that it is safe to cross against the red light and that adults will protect them and stop instantly. For similar reasons, zebra crossings are less advisable. Younger students may step out onto the crossing when a vehicle cannot stop before them.

    Schoolchildren consider uniformed crossing guards safer than other types of crossings. They are attracted to guard control crossings and not to the adjacent, unsupervised road sections. Moreover, speed compliance increases in the presence of crossing guards.

    References:

    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/pedestrian-planning-guide/docs/guidelines-selection-of-pedestrian-facilities.pdf

    https://trrjournalonline.trb.org/doi/pdf/10.3141/1674-05

    http://114.111.144.247/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?ctID=MjE1ZTI4YzctZjc1YS00MzQ4LTkyY2UtMDJmNTgxYjg2ZDA5&rID=NjgwMw==&qrs=RmFsc2U=&q=c2Nob29sIGd1YXJk&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&rrtc=VHJ1ZQ==

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/pedbike/03042/03042.pdf

    http://uwispace.sta.uwi.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2139/4114/PEDESTRIAN%20CROSSING%20FINAL%20REPORT.pdf;sequence=1