Labor will not scrap this WAPC plan to widen Guildford Road, Maylands. It’s another empty promise because Labor supports the WAPC.
Julie Matheson will shut down the WAPC and its land tax slush fund to stop the economic bullying of the businesses and residents on Guildford Road.
That’s how you stop economic bullying by government bureaucrats, SHUT THEM DOWN.
THREE hundred homes and about 60 businesses will be impacted by WA Planning Commission plans to widen the Guildford Road reserve through Bayswater and Vincent.
About six kilometres between Tonkin Highway and East Parade would be affected by the proposed widening, which won’t add any lanes to Guildford Road but will create wider footpaths, bike paths and cheat lanes at intersections to give buses the drop on cars.
A planning commission report says the street was designed around cars: “Most of the existing retail and commercial buildings along Guildford Road are built right to the boundary of the road reserve with minimal verge widths. This creates narrow pedestrian paths,” the report says.
“It does not encourage the sense of pedestrian safety where pedestrians are close to the traffic. There are also no dedicated on-road or off-road cycling facilities, resulting in road safety concerns.”
But many locals have been…
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