Planning WA has released for public comment, the Scarborough Beach Road Activity Corridor Framework. The Framework is about setting out a plan for Scarborough Beach Road from its commencement in North Perth through to Scarborough Beach. Given the nature of Scarborough Beach Road and the critical transportation and cycling issues the Bicycle Transport Alliance has made a submission to the Department of Planning* to ensure that cyclists’ voices are heard.
The Minister of Planning, the Honourable John Day in the forward to the plan comments:
A key priority for Scarborough Beach Road is to plan for infrastructure that supports the community, with a focus on improved public transport, cycling and pedestrian facilities to help reduce a reliance on car transport. This will help sustain future growth along the corridor, in particular the Osborne Park and Herdsman employment centres.
Regretfully the Framework in my view and that of the Alliance falls short of this goal and Planning WA and key stakeholders including the Town of Vincent and the City of Stirling need to reconsider the framework with the Minister’s objective in mind.
The Bicycle Transport Alliance’s submission on the Framework can be viewed here. Whilst comprehensive submissions such as the one put forward by the Alliance can be made, there is an opportunity to complete what PlanningWA refer to as a fast feedback survey. Please consider at least completing the survey as there is a real opportunity to input in to addressing the serious cycling issues facing cyclists on Scaroborugh Beach Road.
The deadline for submissions is December 17, 2012 so please act before then.
Update: December 19, 2012 – The Greens submission or vision for growth along Scarborough Beach Road is now available for those interested.
Your Turn To Talk
Please do stop by the comment section below and share your thoughts (or ask your questions) about the Bicycle Transport Alliance’s submission on Scarborough Beach Road Activity Corridor Framework with the rest of us.
* Disclosure: I am a Board member of the Bicycle Transport Alliance and authored their submission.