ABC Radio Perth By Rebecca Trigger and Damian Smith wrote:A trial of speed bumps on shared bike and pedestrian paths will be launched shortly in high-traffic areas in Perth, in a bid to get bicyclists to slow down.
Department of Transport acting executive director Craig Wooldridge said as cycling had risen in popularity the department had seen a lot more conflict between walkers and riders.
Mr Wooldridge said the department had tried to get riders to slow down with "slow points" and surface treatments such as those deployed at City West train station, but with limited success.
The height and spacing of the speed bumps still need to be refined, but the department expected to roll out the trial at Claremont and Bayswater train stations, and the bike path along the river in Alfred Cove in the not-too-distant-future.
The features will have warning lights at night and will be clearly signed.
This is round two - the first ones (in Leeming) were too steep and too close together, apparently. Certainly the locations raised by the DoT all need attention (bar bayswater, which I'm not familiar with) as they are all accidents waiting to happen.