Rowland Street one-way trial

Consultation has concluded

Rowland Street one-way trial map

UPDATE: Rowland Street traffic flow will remain as two-way traffic movement following a one-way trial between Barker and Bagot Road, community consultation and traffic data studies.


The city is seeking your comment on the recently trialed one-way traffic flow on Rowland Street allowing only northbound movement between Barker Road and Bagot Road.

The trial follows past investigations into traffic flow and incidents in the area and aims to;

  • improve connectivity in the precinct,
  • reduce congestion on Bagot Road and Rowland Street, and
  • reduce potential for traffic accidents

Community consultation via a short online survey closed at 5pm Thursday 12 January 2017.

UPDATE: Rowland Street traffic flow will remain as two-way traffic movement following a one-way trial between Barker and Bagot Road, community consultation and traffic data studies.


The city is seeking your comment on the recently trialed one-way traffic flow on Rowland Street allowing only northbound movement between Barker Road and Bagot Road.

The trial follows past investigations into traffic flow and incidents in the area and aims to;

  • improve connectivity in the precinct,
  • reduce congestion on Bagot Road and Rowland Street, and
  • reduce potential for traffic accidents

Community consultation via a short online survey closed at 5pm Thursday 12 January 2017.

Consultation has concluded
  • Outcome of consultation

    over 1 year ago

    Rowland Street traffic flow will remain as two-way traffic movement following a one-way trial between Barker and Bagot Road, community consultation and traffic data studies.

    Background

    The city undertook a one-way traffic trial for Rowland Street between Barker and Bagot Road, which concluded in November 2016.

    Following this trial a letter was sent on 9 December 2016 to surrounding property owners seeking comments on implementing the one way traffic flows on this street permanently.

    The purpose of this letter is to advise of the outcomes of the community consultation and assessment of the proposal based on data gathered during the trial.

    Traffic Data

    Rowland Street is a two way carriageway with parallel parking along the western side of the road and off road parking (“car station 13”) on the eastern side. The road is classified as an “access street” within the Main Roads WA (MRWA) road hierarchy with a posted speed limit of 50km/hr.

    Traffic count data taken in September 2016, identified that there were:

    • three reported crashes in the last five years,
    • daily traffic volumes to be 1559 vehicles per day and
    • the 85th percentile speed of 40km/hr occurred on Rowland Street.

    MRWA guide for access streets recommends a maximum daily traffic volume of 3000 vehicles per day (vpd). Rowland Street has daily volumes of 1559 vpd, which is well within acceptable limits.The 85th percentile speed of 40km/hr is also well within acceptable limits when compared to the posted speed limit of 50km/hr.

    Reported crashes are also considered to be low with no concerning trend or consistent accident type, suggesting that the road geometry and surrounding environment is not generating confusion or safety concerns.

    Community Feedback

    Letters were distributed to home owners and businesses within a broad range of Rowland Street seeking feedback, following completion of the trial. An electronic survey was also arranged through “Have your say Subiaco”.

    The resultant feedback from the responders indicated that 11 opposed a permanent one-way traffic movement, whilst 9 supported it. A number of those that oppose the change raised concern about the impact that the proposal would have on the adjacent road network, with potentially more vehicles choosing to use these roads as an alternative. Most of the supporting comments centred on the need to reduce traffic volumes and congestion.

    Based on the traffic data alone, it would be difficult to justify a change to traffic flows as there have been very few accidents that can be attributed to the road geometry. The daily traffic volumes are well within acceptable limits for a road of this nature and the vehicular speeds are acceptable.

    The community feedback also suggests that there is no overwhelming support to change the traffic movements, with an even spread of responses.

    As the traffic data and the community response do not support a change to the direction of traffic flows on Rowland Street, the city will not be pursuing a permanent change.

    Rowland Street traffic flow will remain as two-way traffic movement following a one-way trial between Barker and Bagot Road, community consultation and traffic data studies.

    Background

    The city undertook a one-way traffic trial for Rowland Street between Barker and Bagot Road, which concluded in November 2016.

    Following this trial a letter was sent on 9 December 2016 to surrounding property owners seeking comments on implementing the one way traffic flows on this street permanently.

    The purpose of this letter is to advise of the outcomes of the community consultation and assessment of the proposal based on data gathered during the trial.

    Traffic Data

    Rowland Street is a two way carriageway with parallel parking along the western side of the road and off road parking (“car station 13”) on the eastern side. The road is classified as an “access street” within the Main Roads WA (MRWA) road hierarchy with a posted speed limit of 50km/hr.

    Traffic count data taken in September 2016, identified that there were:

    • three reported crashes in the last five years,
    • daily traffic volumes to be 1559 vehicles per day and
    • the 85th percentile speed of 40km/hr occurred on Rowland Street.

    MRWA guide for access streets recommends a maximum daily traffic volume of 3000 vehicles per day (vpd). Rowland Street has daily volumes of 1559 vpd, which is well within acceptable limits.The 85th percentile speed of 40km/hr is also well within acceptable limits when compared to the posted speed limit of 50km/hr.

    Reported crashes are also considered to be low with no concerning trend or consistent accident type, suggesting that the road geometry and surrounding environment is not generating confusion or safety concerns.

    Community Feedback

    Letters were distributed to home owners and businesses within a broad range of Rowland Street seeking feedback, following completion of the trial. An electronic survey was also arranged through “Have your say Subiaco”.

    The resultant feedback from the responders indicated that 11 opposed a permanent one-way traffic movement, whilst 9 supported it. A number of those that oppose the change raised concern about the impact that the proposal would have on the adjacent road network, with potentially more vehicles choosing to use these roads as an alternative. Most of the supporting comments centred on the need to reduce traffic volumes and congestion.

    Based on the traffic data alone, it would be difficult to justify a change to traffic flows as there have been very few accidents that can be attributed to the road geometry. The daily traffic volumes are well within acceptable limits for a road of this nature and the vehicular speeds are acceptable.

    The community feedback also suggests that there is no overwhelming support to change the traffic movements, with an even spread of responses.

    As the traffic data and the community response do not support a change to the direction of traffic flows on Rowland Street, the city will not be pursuing a permanent change.

  • Your view

    about 2 years ago

    Consultation on this project has now closed.

    Results will be released shortly which will provide an insight to the views of those most affected by the trial of one-way traffic on Rowland Street allowing only northbound movement between Barker Road and Bagot Road.

    Consultation asked what the level of support for the proposal of Rowland Street traffic becoming one-way in a northbound direction only and provided opportunity for comments in relation to the project.

    Consultation on this project has now closed.

    Results will be released shortly which will provide an insight to the views of those most affected by the trial of one-way traffic on Rowland Street allowing only northbound movement between Barker Road and Bagot Road.

    Consultation asked what the level of support for the proposal of Rowland Street traffic becoming one-way in a northbound direction only and provided opportunity for comments in relation to the project.