Major boost to cycling for the future

06 September 2017

WA Government: The McGowan Government is delivering on its election commitment to crank up cycling infrastructure across Perth - providing the most significant investment in the State's history.

An investment of $129 million over the next four years will go towards a chain of new projects across the State's cycling network.

The $129 million will allow at least 95 kilometres of cycling path to be added to the network - as well as a range of community cycling initiatives.

The record funding includes $55 million towards filling gaps on the current Principal Shared Path (PSP) network around Perth and $29 million in grants for local governments. This represents a $46.3 million boost to cycling investment.

An additional $45 million will be invested in paths alongside new major road projects over the next four years.

The $55 million PSP roll-out will complement the McGowan Government's METRONET vision, transforming Perth's transport network with designated paths which cyclists and pedestrians can use to ease their daily commute.

The strategic roll-out will prioritise paths within a 15 kilometre radius of the Perth CBD reinforcing the McGowan Government's plan to create a network of well-connected activity centres across Perth.

The gap-filling PSP expansion will include the following locations:

Mitchell Freeway PSP

Fremantle Line PSP

Midland Line PSP

To ensure a consistent approach to walking and cycling connections across the State, the $29 million for local governments will help develop bike plans and the delivery of new cycling infrastructure such as shared paths and bike boulevards.

PSPs will also be considered as part of all new major road projects, with paths to be included in the NorthLink WA construction, Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road Interchange upgrade and Reid Highway duplication.

As part of the McGowan Government's commitment to cycling, upgrades to secure bike spaces across the rail network are underway with Greenwood Station currently doubling the amount of bike spaces available.

 

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Source:  Western Australia Government - www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au

Contact:  Premier's office - 6552 5000
               Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500A

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