Encouraging low speed shared streets - Fremantle city centre

Gavin Giles
City of Fremantle
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We are always trying to create a friendlier, safer urban environment in the Fremantle city centre by encouraging slower traffic speeds and sharing of our road space. We installed alternative ‘fun’ transport symbols in busy crossing points along Marine Terrace.
The idea of these symbols is to slow traffic and encourage sharing of space in key areas of conflict, congestion or high activity - highlight and encourage other users of the road, footpath or shared street and adding colour and fun to transport infrastructure. Five clusters of coloured car, bike and pedestrian symbols have been installed along Marine Terrace – a busy area with Esplanade Park, Fremantle Youth Plaza, Fishing Boat Harbour and Bathers Beach.
We hope this adds awareness to share the road and adds a sense of play into the street environment.

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Kylie (Your Move)

What a great way to get the 'share the space' message out there, this sort of treatment seems very suited to low speed environments like this section of Marine Terrace. Has Fremantle got any plans to install these anywhere else?

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Gavin

Not yet - but we are in the process (just started) of reviewing the Bike Plan - so may be scope to look at other areas

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