Evaluating 30kmh Safe Active Streets – WA’s Bike Boulevard Program

Speaker: Michelle Prior

Scheduled in program: Friday, 25 November, 1:05 - 1:10 PM


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WA’s approach to bike boulevards has achieved some great results.

Cars are slowing down, streets feel safer and more people are walking and riding along routes where carriageway widths were narrowed and treatments were applied every 80 to 100 metres.

Michelle will explain the  innovative and comprehensive evaluation approaches used by the WA Department of Transport's Active Transport division, using quantitative and qualitative data to understand the success of each project.

Program evaluation identifies the optimal balance of costs and benefits, to understand what types of retrofitted treatments to apply, depending on the urban form, local connections, and existing layout of the route, and how many are required to achieve the program objectives.