Joint Bike Plan progress
The City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park are working together on a joint project to deliver a comprehensive Joint Bike Plan for the community.
The Plan aims to understand the needs of the community and provide a better connected cycling network across the two local government areas to improve safety and convenience for cyclists.
The development of the Plan included a detailed evaluation of existing cycling conditions and involved significant stakeholder and community consultation. In 2017, the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park undertook three community workshops and a number of stakeholder interviews. Community feedback was also provided via an online and hard copy survey completed by 349 people, and an interactive online mapping tool with 239 contributions.
The Draft Joint Bike Plan was released for public comment between 19 February and 12 March 2018. The Plan sets out the long term vision for the strategic cycling network over both areas and outlines five-year action plans for specific improvements to the cycle network for each local government to further investigate and implement.
The project working group is currently in the process of reviewing the public submissions received and refining the Draft Joint Bike Plan prior to submission to Council for endorsement.
The City would like to thank all members of the community who have participated in the development of the Bike Plan.
The project is funded through the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program and administered by the Department of Transport.
In April 2018 it was announced the City of South Perth had been successful in securing a further $20,000 in State Government funding from the WA Bicycle Network Grant Program to deliver one of the Joint Bike Plan’s priority projects - the detailed design of the Curtin to Canning Protected Bicycle Lane, a 2km stretch of shared path.
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