Traffic calming is a method imposed to increase benefits for shared road users and improving the balance between different uses of public roads.
The method of traffic calming is a combination of mainly physical measures designed to encourage motorists to observe responsible driver behavior and improve safety along local streets for all road users. These devices which include median islands, roundabouts, slow points, and speed humps can benefit road users by reducing speeds, managing traffic flow and controlling traffic volumes along the roads.
Prior to implementing traffic calming measures, the City assesses traffic data which provides traffic volumes, travel speeds and crash statistics. When it is determined that traffic calming is warranted, funds are allocated in the City’s annual budget in order of priority.
As part of the City’s public consultation process, adjacent residents are consulted prior to finalising design and carrying out any works.
The management, maintenance and development of the State's road network is shared between Main Roads Western Australia and the City of Bayswater. All roads are categoristed in accordance with its function and dedicated road hierarchy.
The City manages all the local access and distributor roads within the City's locality boundary with the exception of the following roads which are managed by Main Roads WA.
- Tonkin Highway
- Reid Highway
- Guildford Road
- Morley Drive.
The City does not support any form of excessive speeding or antisocial (hoon) driving behaviour. Should you witness any hooning driving behaviour the City encourages this be reported to the police immediately. Below is the link to submit a report.
Report Hoon Driving
Under the Road Traffic code, a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any works conducted within the road reserve. It is for the protection of pedestrians, vehicles and public safety. A TMP can only be written and implemented by a traffic management accredited company as they have the relevant training and knowledge to undertake all appropriate procedures and processes. A TMP cannot be executed without the authority of the City of Bayswater and must be submitted by the TMP company 10 working days prior to the proposed scheduled date. In the event that the works are required after hours, then the City will also require a Noise Management Plan in addition to the TMP.