Help get Fremantle Council to support funding for Hampton Road in this years Budget!
- In 2018, City of Fremantle (CoF) set up a project team to develop a Master Plan for Hampton Road to address safety for pedestrians, cyclists and local residents.
- The Master Plan, which covers all of Hampton Road from Douro Road in the south to the High Street in the north, was first released in April 2019.
- If realised, these changes will result in substantial improvements to Hampton Road, including:
- a 50% increase in pedestrian crossing points (from 24 to 36)
- wider mid-road pedestrian refuges (of at least 2 metres) to accommodate prams and bikes
- conversion of on-road painted bike lanes to fully segregated, protected bike lanes (a first for Fremantle!) providing safe cycling for all
- improved landscaping – plants, lighting, seating
- distinctive signage and place-making eg in the heritage area near the prison
- substantial improvements to amenity of Hampton Town Centre (the shops and businesses between South St and Wray Ave)
- intersection improvements to allow safer east-west crossings for all road users but especially pedestrians.
How will changes proposed under the Master Plan become reality?
- CoF elected members need to support funding for identified projects.
- Budget discussions are in progress NOW for next year’s (2019/2020) Budget.
- CoF has identified 2 areas where the changes outlined in the Master Plan could become a reality in 2019/2020 :
- the section of Hampton and Ord between Knutsford and High St which is due for re-surfacing
- the section between South St and Wray Ave (Hampton Town Centre) where major intersection upgrades are planned for Hampton and South St
- If you want to see change, you need to :
- If funding is not allocated in this years Budget then this opportunity will be lost and may not be re-visited for another 10 years or more.
Why are changes to Hampton Road needed?
- Hampton and Ord is a dangerous and costly barrier through the heart of Fremantle.
- It has become the de-facto Fremantle Eastern Bypass, carrying an enormous amount of traffic including heavy vehicles.
- This is not appropriate for a residential street with schools, local shops and homes.
- It is dangerous and costly with 13 BLACK SPOT intersections, costing the community nearly $13.5 million over 5 years. (More data on this on on our Issues page.)
Get involved now!
- Do you care about safety on Hampton Road?
- Do you worry about your children getting safely to school across Hampton Road?
- Are you sick and tired of being abused and yelled at as a pedestrian for just trying to cross the road to get to the local shops?
- Do you want to see positive change?
If so, please get in touch with Friends of Hampton and Ord (FoHO) and help us achieve real change.
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