Fawcett Road traffic calming

Consultation has concluded

1 June 2018

The City seeks your views about possible traffic calming on Fawcett Road.

We engaged engineering consultant BG&E to investigate traffic calming measures for Fawcett Road, Munster between Mayor Road and West Churchill Avenue.

We now invite local residents to complete the survey below.

The purpose is to address the traffic speeds on this road and to discourage the use of Fawcett Road as a “rat run” to avoid the Mayor Road and Rockingham Road intersection.

Choose from the options below.

A copy of the consultant’s report is available here.

Note: The consultant has recommended the installation of rubber speed cushions as the best option, reducing speed to about 40km/hr. It is cost effective, offers the least disruption to residents and does not require road widening.


Option 1) Speed Humps

Installing three more speed humps along Fawcett Road at 80 to 120 metres apart, including new signs and linemarking.

These are made of concrete or bitumen and will lower the speed of vehicles to about 40km/hr.

While they can generate extra noise, they can be suitably located on Fawcett Road away from the existing residents.

On Fawcett Road, some minor road widening may be required to ensure cyclists can negotiate the road humps.


Option 2) Rubber Speed Cushions plus a T-slow point at Fawcett/Donnelly intersection

Rubber speed cushions will lower the speed to about 40km/hr. See the attached drawings for the location of the speed cushions.

A T-slow point is required at the Fawcett Road/ Donnelly Street junction to ensure adequate traffic calming for the

northern section of the residential area.

Option 3) - Blister Islands

Install four blister islands along Fawcett Road about 120 metres apart, plus a T-slow point at the Fawcett Road/Donnelly Street intersection.

This will restrict vehicle speeds. Blister islands do not noticeably increase the traffic noise from vehicles, apart from some associated acceleration and braking noise.

The road south of Ingrilli Court would need to be widened up to 20 metres on the western side to accommodate the blister islands.

Option 4) - Double Lane Slow Point

A slow point would be installed across both lanes. This would provide the most control of vehicle speed and deter large vehicles, however local residents will also be

disadvantaged when traversing these slow points.

Trucks would slow to 5 to 10km/hr, and cars to 20 to 25km/hr.

The road south of Ingrilli Court would need to be widened up to 20 metres on the western side to accommodate the slow point.

Option 5) – Do Nothing

The City has already permanently closed Fawcett Road at the southern end. The option is to take no further action.

Please direct any inquiries to David Fu, the City’s Senior Traffic Engineer on 9411 3444 or by email to customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

1 June 2018

The City seeks your views about possible traffic calming on Fawcett Road.

We engaged engineering consultant BG&E to investigate traffic calming measures for Fawcett Road, Munster between Mayor Road and West Churchill Avenue.

We now invite local residents to complete the survey below.

The purpose is to address the traffic speeds on this road and to discourage the use of Fawcett Road as a “rat run” to avoid the Mayor Road and Rockingham Road intersection.

Choose from the options below.

A copy of the consultant’s report is available here.

Note: The consultant has recommended the installation of rubber speed cushions as the best option, reducing speed to about 40km/hr. It is cost effective, offers the least disruption to residents and does not require road widening.


Option 1) Speed Humps

Installing three more speed humps along Fawcett Road at 80 to 120 metres apart, including new signs and linemarking.

These are made of concrete or bitumen and will lower the speed of vehicles to about 40km/hr.

While they can generate extra noise, they can be suitably located on Fawcett Road away from the existing residents.

On Fawcett Road, some minor road widening may be required to ensure cyclists can negotiate the road humps.


Option 2) Rubber Speed Cushions plus a T-slow point at Fawcett/Donnelly intersection

Rubber speed cushions will lower the speed to about 40km/hr. See the attached drawings for the location of the speed cushions.

A T-slow point is required at the Fawcett Road/ Donnelly Street junction to ensure adequate traffic calming for the

northern section of the residential area.

Option 3) - Blister Islands

Install four blister islands along Fawcett Road about 120 metres apart, plus a T-slow point at the Fawcett Road/Donnelly Street intersection.

This will restrict vehicle speeds. Blister islands do not noticeably increase the traffic noise from vehicles, apart from some associated acceleration and braking noise.

The road south of Ingrilli Court would need to be widened up to 20 metres on the western side to accommodate the blister islands.

Option 4) - Double Lane Slow Point

A slow point would be installed across both lanes. This would provide the most control of vehicle speed and deter large vehicles, however local residents will also be

disadvantaged when traversing these slow points.

Trucks would slow to 5 to 10km/hr, and cars to 20 to 25km/hr.

The road south of Ingrilli Court would need to be widened up to 20 metres on the western side to accommodate the slow point.

Option 5) – Do Nothing

The City has already permanently closed Fawcett Road at the southern end. The option is to take no further action.

Please direct any inquiries to David Fu, the City’s Senior Traffic Engineer on 9411 3444 or by email to customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.