City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park join forces to develop bike plan

Media Release 1 August 2018
Joint Bike Plan
The City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park have adopted the state’s first Joint Bike Plan, which aims to set out the long-term vision for a strategic cycling network covering both local government areas, in line with the State Government’s Perth and Peel@3.5million Transport Plan.
“The adoption and implementation of the Joint Bike Plan will provide positive impacts for the community in terms of health, social, economic and environmental benefits for those who live, work and visit the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park,” said City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty.
“This is the first time two local governments have worked together to deliver a Joint Bike Plan in Western Australia, and is a fantastic example of local government collaboration producing positive outcomes and benefits for the wider community,” said Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan.
The City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan outlines a five-year action plan for specific improvements to the cycle network and environment for each local government to further investigate and implement. A total of 13 key infrastructure projects are proposed for delivery:


City of South Perth

  • South Perth Esplanade Project
  • Canning Bridge to Curtin Link
  • Manning Road Project
  • Douglas Avenue Project
  • Thelma Street Investigation
  • Kent Street Project
  • Coode Street Project

Town of Victoria Park

  • Rutland Avenue Project
  • Kent Street Project
  • Albany Highway Investigation
  • Gloucester Street Project
  • Oats Street Project
  • Hayman Road Project

Other recommendations in the plan include; partnering with the RAC and Department of Transport on awareness campaigns, continuing to seek funding through the Perth Bicycle Network Grants Program and Federal Government, and improving the collection of bicycle and pedestrian count data on key routes.

Development of the plan included extensive consultation with the community, cycling groups, Curtin University and other key government agencies. People were able to provide feedback on their cycling journey via an online questionnaire, online mapping tools and community workshops. 

The estimated cost of implementing the joint bike plan over five years is $7.3 million in the City of South Perth and $7.65 million in the Town of Victoria Park.

To find out more about the City's network of bicycle routes, recreational paths and resources for cyclists to use, visit the Cycling page of our website.

Bike plan photo

Town of Victoria Park Deputy Mayor, Vicki Potter and City of South Perth Mayor, Sue Doherty.

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