Improving cyclist safety on Harris Road

Alternative measures will be used to improve the safety of Harris Road users after the Dardanup Shire Council decided at its meeting on May 9, not to proceed with a plan to ban cyclists from accessing the road.

New signs reminding users of their shared use responsibilities will be installed and a request sent to Main Roads WA to review the area’s speed limit.

Plans by the Shire of Dardanup to widen the road will also be progressed however funding still needed to be secured.

The plan was prompted earlier this year when concerns were raised by a truck driver about the risk to safety when trying to negotiate around cyclists on the road.

Harris Road is regularly used by cyclists en route to the Ferguson Valley – a popular circuit for cycling groups.

Additional research by Shire staff and feedback from the community during an advertised Public Comment period, suggested closing Harris Road to cyclists could force them onto other more dangerous routes to access the Ferguson Valley.