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to be supported by Main Roads WA (for information on why please read the FAQs) and the school crossing guard would be withdrawn if a signalised pedestrian crossing were installed, as WA Police do not provide the service at signalised crossings.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


Safe Crossing on Hampton Road Amended Design Options

Responses close 5pm Wednesday 22 August 2018.

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Consider both design options, shown below. 

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.