The City of Perth in conjunction with Main Roads WA, has made improvements to two of the busiest intersections in the City in an effort to reduce pedestrian waiting times. The upgrades to the William Street/Hay Street, and William Street/Murray Street intersections provide twice as many crossing opportunities for pedestrians. Deputy Chair Commissioner Gaye McMath said the signal changes will help to create a better overall experience for pedestrians at these intersections. “A key objective within the City of Perth’s Transport Strategy is the aspiration to develop a more walkable and pedestrian friendly City,” Deputy Chair Commissioner McMath said. “Significant work has been undertaken with Main Roads WA to reduce traffic signal cycle times and now additional pedestrian phases are being introduced. “The City has closely analysed the signal sequences at these intersections and determined that additional pedestrian phases will significantly improve walkability without materially impacting on vehicle traffic. “During the weekday peak hour periods, over 2000 people cross at each of these intersections, making them the City’s busiest locations for foot traffic.” Pedestrians and motorists are advised to take extra caution while people adapt to the new signal sequences. Head to Engage Perth for
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