Cambridge St - Birkdale St Intersection Upgrade Update

The Public Comment period closed on 13 December 2019.

January 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Cambridge and Birkdale intersection Community Consultation.

The Administration is currently in the process of analysing the feedback received and is in discussions with Main Roads WA in terms of seeking a solution to reduce the speed on Cambridge Street from 60kph to 40kph.

The Administration will present the findings of the community consultation at the Community and Resources Committee meeting to be held on 17 February 2020 at 6pm, which is open for the public to attend.

The Administration would also like to inform residents that the painting to the car parking bays and the parking signs will be installed to Newry street East in the coming week.

The impact to these changes will then be closely monitored and all feedback received will be taken into consideration.

The Administration will report all findings regarding the changes to parking restrictions in Newry Street to Council at a later date.

 

The Public Comment period closed on Friday 13 December 2019. 

Background

This consultation sought feedback from local residents and business operators regarding proposals to modify the intersection of Cambridge Street and Birkdale Street. The below 4 concepts represent proposed practical options for addressing the issues raised by the business operators.

These include amenity, pedestrian safety, parking traffic speed and traffic safety without introducing more hazards, increasing traffic on local streets or taking customers away from the businesses.

Option 1

Birkdale St Cul de sac with extended alfresco

• Birkdale St Cul de sac creates Large plaza spaces for alfresco dining, public events, art, etc.

• Raised carriageway along Cambridge St with alternative paving treatment for traffic calming and safe pedestrian movement

• Widened alfresco area along Birkdale St north and south of Cambridge St

• 3 Parking spaces introduced on either side of Cambridge St (6 in total)

• Lose approx 5 parking bays on Birkdale St north + 5 on Birkdale St south

• Large deciduous tree planting for shade in summer and light in winter

• Low hedge planting for aesthetics and pedestrian protection

 

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Option 2

Birkdale St Cul de sac with Parking

• Birkdale St Cul de sac creates Linear space for alfresco dining and events (i.e. food trucks)

• Raised carriageway along Cambridge St with alternative paving treatment for traffic calming and safe pedestrian movement

• Widened alfresco area along Birkdale St north and south of Cambridge St

• 3 Parking spaces introduced on either side of Cambridge St + 4 at each end of cul der sac (14 in total)

• Low hedge planting for aesthetics and pedestrian protection Lose approx 5 parking bays on Birkdale St north + 5 on Birkdale St south (10 in total)

 

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Option 3

 Birkdale St Cul de sac with restricted access to Cambridge St

• Birkdale St Cul de sac creates Large plaza spaces for alfresco dining

• Raised carriageway along Cambridge St with alternative paving treatment for traffic calming and safe pedestrian movement

• Widened alfresco area along Birkdale St north and south of Cambridge St

• 2 Parking spaces introduced on either side of Cambridge St (4 in total)

• Lose approx 4 parking bays on Birkdale St north + 5 on Birkdale St south (9 in total)

• Large deciduous tree planting for shade in summer and light in winter

• Low hedge planting for aesthetics and pedestrian protection

 

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OPTION 4

Left in - Left out • Narrowing Birkdale St at the intersection creates additional alfresco areas and calmer traffic at intersection

• Raised carriageway along Cambridge St with alternative paving treatment for traffic calming and safe pedestrian movement

• Median garden islands restrict vehicular access and promote safe pedestrian use

• Total loss of 1 x parking bay on Birkdale St north + 1 on Birkdale St south (2 in total)

• Replacement of existing trees with a large deciduous species for shade in summer and light in winter

• Low hedge planting for aesthetics and pedestrian protection

 

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Enquiries to Infrastructure Services (08) 9347 6000 or email mail@cambridge.wa.gov.au

JOHN GIORGI JP

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER