It is the City’s goal to provide an extensive network of bicycle routes to facilitate a viable alternative mode of transport.
With the City’s proximity to the river, Perth CBD, Curtin University and major transport hubs we have a natural amenity for an integrated cycle network.
Increased use of bicycles in the City can help to reduce road congestion, oil use, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. Bike use is a great way to improve community health, exercise levels, enhance general mobility and contribute to tourism.
The Department of Transport website has lots of cycling information and useful resources for people who commute by bike or wish to explore Perth on two wheels.
Joint Bike Plan
In July 2018, the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park adopted the state's first Joint Bike Plan. The plan 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 Bike Plan outlines a five-year action plan for improvements to the cycle network and environment for each local government to further investigate and implement. 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.