We are developing a suite of guidance to provide better information to local government authorities (LGAs) and other practitioners involved in planning and designing for active transport in Western Australia. The guidance documents will reflect current industry best practice so that active transport solutions are designed for people of all ages and abilities.
The first documents released provide information about planning and designing shared and separated paths, and local area traffic management (LATM) schemes and local bike planning.
Additional information in development includes contextual guidance on selecting all ages and abilities bicycle facilities and guidelines pertaining to safe active streets, bicycle lanes and wayfinding, as well as updated guidance on local bike planning.
Shared and separated paths
The Shared and separated paths document (see document below) provides practitioners with guidance surrounding the planning and design of shared and separated paths in Western Australia to enable the safe and efficient movement of bike riders of all ages and abilities. It is intended to be a convenient and practical reference guide aimed at practitioners with varying levels of experience.
Local area traffic management schemes
The Local area traffic management (LATM) document (see document below) provides advice and guidance to practitioners to incorporate the safe and efficient movement of people riding bikes into the planning and design of LATM schemes. It provides key principles and best practice for design to ensure people riding bikes are not negatively impacted or put at risk by LATM schemes and associated devices.
Local bike planning
We are developing local bicycle planning guidelines, which will better inform planning and designing for active transport in Western Australia. Until this is available, the Interim guidance for local bike planning (see document below) has been prepared for LGAs commencing work on bike plans now.
Inter-modal hierarchical prioritisation
We encourage the application of inter-modal hierarchical prioritisation (I’M-HiP) to active transport infrastructure, such as footpaths, shared paths, and bicycle paths where these intersect with minor roads (see document below).