The City of Fremantle has made significant progress towards reducing truck traffic and speed on Hampton Road and Ord Street, but we need your help!
The classification of Hampton Road and Ord Street has been changed meaning traffic calming measures can now be implemented.
We have had approval for traffic calming platforms to be constructed at key pedestrian crossing points on Ord Street towards the end of the year.
We have also sought approval for the speed limit to be reduced to 50km an hour on Hampton Road and Ord Street from South Street to Queen Victoria Street, however this should be extended to include South Fremantle.
We have learned that public pressure helps achieve results.
PLEASE EMAIL THE TRANSPORT MINISTER to lend your support for a safer Hampton Road Minister.Marmion@dpc.wa.gov.au
Writing a personal message to the Minister is most effective, you might like to mention that you support:
- reducing the speed limit to 50km on Hampton Road
- installing traffic calming devices and safer pedestrian crossing points on Hampton Road
- encouraging trucks to use Stock Road rather than Hampton Road when traveling to the Fremantle Port
Further traffic calming devices can now be designed and constructed at other key crossing points along Hampton Road in the next financial year.
Council staff also met with local trucking companies to discuss these matters. Truck drivers indicated they take the fastest route available, so if Hampton Road is slower and less convenient, they will use Stock Road (unless servicing the local area).
Hampton Road is a busy road with many school crossings, shops, and cross streets. The volume and speed of traffic, including up to 220 trucks a day, poses a significant risk.
Help us reduce the speed limit and install traffic calming by emailing Minister.Marmion@dpc.wa.gov.au today.