A plan for safer cycling

Media Release 1 May 2017

The City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park have been awarded funding for the development of a joint bike plan through the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program.

The aim of the joint bike plan is to understand the needs of the cycling community and seek to further develop existing cycling infrastructure across our two neighbouring local governments. The plan will also identify opportunities to improve the cycling network and provide better connections in these areas.

A consultant has been appointed to undertake research into the current situation and identify best practice solutions to make cycling both safer and more convenient for members of our local communities.

The community will be invited to contribute ideas, report issues and suggest improvements via a series of workshops and surveys. People who would like to provide feedback can visit yoursay.southperth. wa.gov.au and yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au to have their say and share their thoughts.

“As our population continues to grow, encouraging more people to cycle is an important part of the solution to the transport challenges that the City of South Perth and wider community face. Creating a functional network through transport planning and engineering is a priority,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.

 “The City has a network of bicycle routes, recreational paths and resources for cyclists to use. With our proximity to the river, Perth CBD, Curtin University and major transport hubs we have a natural amenity for an integrated cycle network.

“Bike use is a great way to improve physical and mental health, exercise levels and enhance general mobility”.

It is the City’s goal to provide an extensive network of bicycle routes to facilitate a viable alternative mode of transport.  

Administered by the Department of Transport, the WABN is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government. 

Complete the survey now by visiting yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au.

Survey closes 5pm 9 June 2017.

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