Reporting a hazard or crash

Timely reporting of hazards from the community is vital to maintaining our cycling infrastructure. Find out what hazards to report and how to do so.

  Reporting a hazard

When lodging a hazard report, try to be as specific as possible about the location to aid the repair process.

Please note: Bikewest does not own the cycling infrastructure. The online hazard report form will assist in forwarding the information to the relevant authority.

Hazards on railway tracks

For hazards on shared paths in railway precincts, please inform the Public Transport Authority.

Perth and regional WA

For hazards in the Perth metropolitan area (including Mandurah), please report it to the local government responsible for the area.

The maps at the end of this section will help you determine which local government is responsible for the different sections of the Perth Bicycle Network infrastructure:

  • The Principal Shared Paths map shows which government organisation is responsible for each section of the principal shared paths.
  • The Local government boundaries map can be used to identify who is responsible for the minor paths.

You may also find it helpful to use a street map or a Google map to identify the street name and location of the hazard, and maybe even the local government responsible.

Department of Transport

For queries and assistance with completing the form please email us.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
Email

Main Roads

For traffic lights and major principal shared paths along freeways, major highways and railway tracks, a report should be sent to Main Roads WA using their online form or calling 138 138.

For hazards located in regional areas, please send the form to the relevant local authority or call the Main Roads WA 24-hour hazard reporting line.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
138 138
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External Link Google maps
External Link Main Roads WA: Report a problem
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  Reporting a crash

Timely reporting of hazards from the community is vital to maintaining our road network and associated infrastructure.

The driver of a vehicle and/or rider of a bicycle must report a traffic crash when the incident occurred on a road or any place commonly used by the public, e.g. car parks and the:

  • Incident resulted in bodily harm to any person.
  • Total value of property damaged to all involved parties exceeds $3,000.
  • Owner or representative of any damaged property is not present.

Reporting a hazard

For traffic lights and hazards on roads please inform Main Roads WA using their online form or calling 138 138.

You may also find it helpful to use a street map or a Internet map to identify the street name and location of the hazard.

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External Link Crash Report: online crash reporting facility
External Link Google maps
External Link Main Roads WA: Report a problem

  Why should you report a hazard?

Even the best cycling infrastructure requires regular upkeep, as potholes, cracks, sand and other hazards can appear overnight after heavy rain or strong winds.

Community feedback is vital in helping keep these facilities safe and well-maintained. Don't assume someone else will report a particular problem. It only takes a couple minutes to lodge a hazard report.

Some examples of hazards that should be reported are:

  • Bumps or cracks in a path surface due to the encroachment of tree roots.
  • Bicycle sensors at traffic lights.
  • Badly positioned drainage grates or grab rails.
  • Broken glass and overhanging branches.
  • Caltrop or doublegee plants, which can puncture bike tyres.

Obstructions on a shared path should also be reported to your local rangers. These include:

  • Parked cars.
  • Skip bins.
  • Wheelie bins.

For more information, please download the following fact sheets.

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Page last updated: Tue Aug 23 2016 1:46:03 PM