At its 18 July Committee Meeting, the City of Bayswater resolved to reduce the speed limit in the Bayswater Town Centre to 40km/h. Reducing the speed limit was identified as a top priority at the City’s Place Activation Workshops held in 2017.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said it was time to put people before cars.
“The growing retail and café strip in Bayswater’s Town Centre is buzzing with activity, especially on weekends. It makes sense that traffic should be slower in an area with so much roadside activity.
“The lower maximum speed will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, encouraging more people to slow down and spend time in our town centre. This can only be a good thing for local businesses.
“Residents and business owners have told us they want the town centre to be more walkable and pedestrian friendly, and I’m proud to see this happen.”
The 40mk/h speed limit will include sections of King William Street, Coode Street, Whatley Crescent and Beechboro Road South. Approval to lower the speed limit has been granted by Main Roads WA.