Railway Street transformed into safe active street

Published on Friday, 5 August 2022 at 7:38:57 AM

The transformation of the 1.4km long Railway Street in Bluff Point into a Safe Active Street (SAS), the first of its kind in regional WA, is complete.

Mayor Van Styn said Railway Street is now a more welcoming place for all roads users thanks to a funding contribution from the State Government.

“The transformation of Railway Street into shared space for riders, walkers and drivers featuring new red asphalt, traffic calming devices and a 30km/h speed limit is a fantastic outcome for our community,” he said.

“Railway Street’s generous street width has been divided into three lanes, two for vehicles and one for designated on-street parking that’s bookended by street trees, making it a much more appealing place to go for a walk or ride a bike.

“I’d like to thank the State Government who provided $1.1 million in grant funding to design and build the SAS which has become an active transport route between areas where people live, the Chapman River Regional Park, Bluff Point and St Lawrence’s Primary Schools and the Bluff Point commercial centre.”

The Railway Street SAS was identified as a key cycling facility in the Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy and has become a key component of the City’s cycling network.

The completion of the SAS project means residents and visitors to the City can now walk or ride from the CBD north to Corallina Quays in Sunset Beach along a series of recently upgraded footpaths along Chapman Road, off-road shared paths and the SAS.

The $1.73 million project was jointly funded with the State Government contributing $1.1 million and the City the remaining $630,000.

More information on the Railway Street SAS is available here

Railway Street Safe Active Street

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