Update on Gibbs Street Safe Active Street

13 July 2022
Work on the Gibbs Street Safe Active Street is nearing completion, with kerbing and footpath works on the go and new bus stops being installed between Stephen Street and Elizabeth Street next week.

The City will soon be planting over 30 additional local endemic trees and landscaping to green the street and keep residents, pedestrians and cyclists cool as they pass through.      

We note that concerns have been raised by some residents regarding changed conditions on the street and impacts on traffic flow during construction.

While the Safe Active Street is still under construction there will be some level of disruption and change until the project is complete. Traffic management and signage is in place. Line-marking will be carried out in due course and will further assist the community in navigating the new road layout.

We understand the change to a Safe Active Street will encourage the neighbourhood to use the street differently and this will take some time to get used to. Great streets are quieter, connected, green and shady, and provide a safe and comfortable connection for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. This is the community vision for Gibbs Street. These are all the things residents and commuters of Gibbs St told us they were keen to see in their neighbourhood.

We expect all work by the City to be complete in early August. The street will remain under traffic management with final line-marking and signage works to be completed by Main Roads WA.

If you have any concerns or questions about the Gibbs Street Safe Active Street Project, don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 422 664 or at traffic@canning.wa.gov.au

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