The Western Australia Department of Transport has released draft guidance for local area traffic management.
Section 8 discusses filtered permeability with road closures, with an example on Macrae Road.
The road was closed for a 12 month trial.
The outcome of the trial was broad community support.
Residents who opposed the works initially are now supportive because the quieter streets are much more family-friendly.WA DoT Cycling Guidance Section 8.1
We applaud the WA Department of Transport for conducting the trial and placing the results on the record. Trials are a great way of conducting community engagement because they allow everyone to experience the proposal in real life, instead of trying to interpret engineering drawings. As the trial showed, residents who were initially opposed are now supporters.
We urge the City of Yarra to continue with trials.
Published 30th August 2020.