Bicycles provide an accessible, low cost, non-polluting and healthy mode of travel. The City of South Perth has a network of bicycle routes, recreational paths and resources for cyclists to use.
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.
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 and wider community face. Creating a functional network through transport planning and engineering is a priority outlined in the City’s Bike Plan. It is the City’s goal to provide an extensive network of bicycle routes to facilitate a viable alternative mode of transport.
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
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 project is to understand the needs of the cycling community and seek to further develop the existing cycling infrastructure. It will also identify opportunities to improve the cycling network and provide better connections across our two neighbouring local government areas.
The community were invited to contribute ideas, report issues and suggest improvements via a survey and an online feedback map in 2017. This feedback has now been used to inform the draft Joint Bike Plan which is available for comment on yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au until 4pm, Monday 12 March 2018.