Terrace upgrade

CYCLISTS and motorists will get a little less space to mingle (or bingle) along South Terrace following a Freo council decision on Wednesday to reduce the width of the major city entrance.

As part of a range of initiatives aimed at slowing traffic and improving the streetscape, the temporary speed humps that have turned the popular cafe precinct into a slalom run for traffic will be replaced by platforms stretching the width of the terrace.

• What South Terrace will look like after the upgrade.

A late amendment from city warder Rachel Pemberton will see bike-friendly signs stencilled on the terrace’s new, colourful asphalt.

The upgrade, expected to be completed half-way through next year if approved by Main Raods, will also see new paving, street furniture and trees on the extended footpaths.

The council says 73 per cent of residents who checked out the designs were supportive.

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