A pedestrian paradise is to be created on the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street

A temporary pedestrian zone will be created at the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley.

It is designed for the delight of local residents, workers and visitors and is expected to open for a six-week trial starting in October.

The test – part of the RAC Reconnect WA initiative – will be conducted in two phases and will test whether the space is suitable as a pedestrian plaza or as a shared road.

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The temporary space will include new seating, picnic tables, lighting, greenery and play elements.

This area at the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street will become pedestrianized.
camera iconThis area at the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street will become pedestrianized. Recognition: City of Vincent

It is used for free activities and events for all ages offered by local groups including the Beaufort Street Network and RTRFM.

A continuous paved footpath will also be built as part of the project at the intersection of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street.

People are asked to provide feedback and say if they would like a permanent place for people in this location during the study.

City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole said both projects are examples of how the city continues to improve the pedestrian experience, particularly in city centers.

“The community has told us that there is a strong desire for more pedestrian space and improved crosswalks in downtown Beaufort Street,” she said.

“So the City of Vincent is conducting this trial to understand if Grosvenor Road is suitable as a new place for people.

“The provision of a temporary public space and events will draw locals to Beaufort Street to spend more time downtown, which we believe will also boost local businesses.”

https://www.perthnow.com.au/local-news/perthnow-central/pedestrian-haven-to-be-created-on-corner-of-grosvenor-road-and-beaufort-street-c-7767597 A pedestrian paradise is to be created on the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street

Nate Jones

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