Joint approach to bike plan paving the way

Media Release 12 May 2017
The City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park have been awarded funding to develop a joint bike plan through the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program, administered by the Department of Transport.

This is the first time two local governments have worked together to deliver a bike plan in Western Australia, benefitting not only the people living in the area, but the whole cycling community.

The aim of the joint bike plan is to understand the needs of the cycling community and seek to further develop existing cycling infrastructure and connections across the two neighbouring local governments.

“Creating a functional network through transport planning and engineering is a priority,” said City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty.

“We are pleased to be working with our neighbours to improve cycling infrastructure, to do our best for our communities and the people of Perth,” said Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan.

“The key to the success of the joint bike plan will be the input we receive from community members to inform its development.”

The community are invited to contribute ideas, report issues and suggest improvements at a series of workshops and through surveys. 

Surveys for each of the local government areas are available online at yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au and yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au and close on Friday 9 June 2017.

Workshops are being held in each area. The focus of each workshop will relate to the area that it is being held in however, interested parties are welcome to attend 
each session.

Town of Victoria Park
Thursday 25 May 2017
6-8pm
Connect Victoria Park, 5 Mackie Street, Victoria Park

City of South Perth
Wednesday 31 May 2017
6-8pm
South Perth Community Hall, Cnr Sandgate Street & South Terrace, South Perth

To find out more visit yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au and yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au.

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