Cambridge St - Birkdale St Intersection Upgrade

Submissions closing on 13 December 2019, 05:00 PM

This consultation seeks 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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Click here to rank your preference and provide feedback

 

The Public Comment period will close on Friday 13 December 2019. Thank your for your valuable feedback. The information will form part of the report to be presented to Council.

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

JOHN GIORGI JP

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER