Travel Survey Respondent Feedback

Householders who completed the travel survey provided welcome feedback in the comments section of the paper surveys.  Main Roads reviewed the comments, and compiled the following responses.

Q. Are there any plans for improvement to the rail network in the northern and eastern suburbs? 

A. A major expansion of the Perth rail network is currently in progress under the new METRONET project.  The project has its own website and you can subscribe to updates.

For infrastructure changes not covered under the METRONET program of works, speak to the Public Transport Authority or speak to Transperth for operational changes.


Q. What are the cycle path plans? 

A. The Department of Transport has long been involved in improving cycling amenities in Perth.  Please visit their website for Information about cycling programsRegional 2050 Cycling Strategies can also be found on the site.  


Q.  Merging is still an issue for drivers.  

A. Freeway and highway merge lines were introduced on 85 sites on Perth freeways and highways in an effort to improve traffic flow.


Q: Are specifications for roundabouts appropriate for trucks and buses?  

A. Road design standards for roundabouts in Western Australia are in place and have specific design objectives.

Local councils also have information about roundabouts in your area.


Q:   Does Perth have ‘smart’ traffic lights?  

A. Currently, no ‘smart’ traffic lights are in place in Australia. However existing traffic signals on our network are fitted with vehicle detection systems and their timings are subject to frequent review to improve traffic efficiency.


Local Governments

Many survey respondents provided feedback that falls under the jurisdiction of local governments. This feedback included the following:  

  • Trees hang in the way of footpaths and cycle paths
  • We need a review of speed bumps
  • Need further access roads in case of emergency
  • White lines are fading
  • Need more pedestrian crossings.

Respondents are encouraged to contact their local authority on these matters. 

Other Feedback

Respondents provided positive feedback about the quality service Main Roads provides to the community. Thank you so much for your acknowledgment!

Last Updated: 21 March 2019