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Midland Walkability Study

Promoting active travel in Midland town center

  • 27

    Sections Assessed

  • 229

    Recommendations Made

  • Midland, Perth, Western Australia

    Midland, Perth, Western Australia

Improving the health of Midland’s streets

While Midland, Perth, might sit at the intersection of two major highways, walkability and active travel is still a major priority for the town center. One avenue to a solution? Employing the Healthy Streets design tool, which is an approach that looks at streets through a human experience and health lens, assessing them through 10 Healthy Streets Indicators. The City of Swan engaged us to use the Healthy Streets design tool to assess streets within the Midland Town Center.

Our assessments will contribute to updating Midland’s existing walkability plan and identifying specific, strategic actions to improve the network for people who walk and ride. A total of 27 Healthy Streets assessments were undertaken, which provided the City with the means to assess and prioritize projects both within the study area and from separate proposals, keeping accessibility at front of mind.

Many of the proposals were quick wins which the City can implement as part of existing maintenance programs, such as tree planting and fixing trip hazards. The wider outcomes from this study will assist the City to improve its infrastructure, inform development assessments, and make high value investments in the Midland public realm.

At a Glance

  • City of Swan
Meet Our Team

Alix Oakes, Principal Transportation Planner, Practice Leader - Complete Streets

I advocate planning for people-first streets—to positively affect climate sustainability and equitable access for future generations.
Alix Oakes Principal Transportation Planner, Practice Leader - Complete Streets Read More

Alix Oakes

Principal Transportation Planner, Practice Leader - Complete Streets

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