The Boundary Rd roundabout in Bardon on State-controlled MetRoad 5 is unsafe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
From September 2022 to April 2023, I ran a community survey about safety at the roundabout.
The results were overwhelming. The report, Let’s Make the Bardon Roundabout people friendly - Survey Results shows that locals find it dangerous to walk and cycle at the roundabout. We found:
- People found it particularly difficult to cross at the many roundabout exits/entrances, pointing to speeding cars as a particular problem, and locals support a lower speed limit.
- Families who don’t need to cross the roundabout/MetRoad 5 to get to school are almost twice as likely to let their child walk to school than those who need to cross the roundabout.
- Respondents overwhelmingly identified the northern zebra crossing across Boundary Rd to Norman Buchan Park as the most dangerous part of the Bardon Roundabout. Many reported that they’ve personally been hit or had near misses here
I’ve long been advocating to the Transport Minister to make the Bardon Roundabout and MetRoad 5 people friendly. While we’ve had some small safety wins, they continue to avoid the big issues. It’s time we show the Minister how dangerous this area is and how much the community cares about getting it fixed.
Use this page to contact the Transport Minister directly and show your support for safety improvements at the Bardon Roundabout.
Live near the roundabout? Sign up for a yard sign here.
You can find information about the campaign to make the Bardon Roundabout people friendly on the dedicated webpage.