Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
Stimulus Funding: WA
The Federal Government is rolling out its $40M National Bike Paths Projects fund
West wins 2.8 Million for bike infrastructure
22 October 2009. Sixteen bike infrastructure in Western Australia have won more than $2.8M from the Federal Government's National Bike Paths Projects fund, part of the Economic Stimulus Plan.
The total cost of the projects is $5.7M, with the remainder of the funding provided by local councils.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, said the investment in cycling infrastructure would help take cars off local roads and reduce carbon emissions over the longer term.
The WA bike path projects would support 167 jobs and traineeships, delivering an economic boost in local communities.
The infrastructure would providing Australians with a greener, healthier way of getting to and from school and work, as well as recreational facilities, the Government statement said.
The projects, located across Perth, Geraldton, the Margaret River, Merredin, Nannup, Northam, Kwinana and Mandurah.
Read the full list of projects below.
Many of the projects are high priority and will make a significant contribution to getting more people riding more often. The relevance of some projects is less certain, and whether they will boost rider numbers and justify the investment is open to question. As funding for bike infrastructure is so scarce, it is critical that the resources are spent wisely.
We will need the help of riders familiar with WA to help us evaluate the likely effectiveness of these grants. This feedback will be used to help governments and councils set priorities for future investment.
A survey will be set up soon to take your comments.
|Grant Recipient||Project Name||Grant||Project Description|
|City of Belmont||Belmont Avenue Shared Path||$29,941||This project, located in Cloverdale, will construct a 500m shared path along the eastern side of Belmont Avenue from Campbell Street to Alexandra Road.|
|City of Canning||Perth to Armadale Bike Path||$775,000||This project located in Welshpool, Queens Park and East Cannington will provide a 4 km bike path to connect several local schools, a future library and recreation centre and the Cannington Regional centre. The route is adjacent to the existing Perth to Armadale rail line and traverses three railway stations and a bus transfer station.|
|City of Geraldton-Greenough||City of Geraldton - Greenough Implementation of Local Bike Rack Program||$30,000||This project will manufacture and install bike racks in nine local areas across the City of Geraldton-Greenough in Western Australia.|
|City of Geraldton-Greenough||City of Geraldton - Greenough Implementation of Local Bike Plan Pathway Program||$202,200||This project will fast track construction of ten off-road concrete pathways spanning 4075 metres in the City of Geraldton-Greenough.|
|City of Geraldton-Greenough||Implementation of Local Bike Plan Bike Path Program Bike Lane Program||$40,000||This project in Geraldton will establish three bike lanes on Chapman Road from Phelps Street to Mabel Street, and on Durlacher Street from Highbury Street to Keane Drive and from Maitland Street to Hutchinson Street.|
|City of Joondalup||Coastal Shared Path Re-enhancement: Burns Beach 1.6km South||$120,634||This project located in Joondalup is Stage 2 of a two-stage project to upgrade specific sections of the 12km coastal shared path which starts at Hillarys Boat Harbour through to Burns Beach. Stage 2 will upgrade 1.6km of shared path south of Burns Beach.|
|City of Joondalup||Hillarys Boat Harbour to 1km North - Coastal Shared path re-enhancement||$124,940||This project located in Joondalup is Stage 1 of a two-stage project to upgrade specific sections of the 12km coastal shared path which starts at Hillarys Boat Harbour through to Burns Beach. Stage 1 will upgrade 1km of shared pathway north of Hillarys Boat Harbour.|
|City of Mandurah||Old Coast Road Cycle Path Construction||$124,091||This project, located in Mandurah, will construct cycle path linkages along the National Highway (H002) within the City of Mandurah to help connect public transport, business and facilities helping to create a practical and usable path network.|
|City of Nedlands||Stephenson Avenue/Underwood avenue cycle link||$101,012||This project will complete the cycling infrastructure between Challenge Stadium and Underwood Avenue/Brockway intersection. The City of Nedlands proposes to complete this section by providing a 3m wide, fully lit, off-road cycling facility.|
|City of South Perth||Sir James Mitchell Park New Cycle Only Path||$297,913||This project in South Perth involves the construction of 824m of new dedicated off-road cycle path, thereby enabling the existing path to be a pedestrian only path. The project will also include landscape rehabilitation works, line marking and signage.|
|City of South Perth||Sir James Mitchell Park Cycle Path Refurbishment||$48,750||This project in South Perth will refurbish one side of an existing cycle path to 1.6m wide, for a distance of 584m.|
|Shire of Augusta-Margaret River||Flinders Bay Shared Pathway||$21,500||This project, located in Augusta, will extend the existing pathway along a roadway, around the perimeter of a foreshore caravan park and into a popular foreshore reserve. The project will also include realignment of a complex intersection to provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists.|
|Shire of Merredin||Roy Little Park Bike Path||$88,000||This project located in Merredin, will complete Stage Two of the development of Roy Little Park by establishing a 900m dual-use path around Roy Little Park and lake area - connecting to other town attractions.|
|Shire of Nannup||Cockatoo Valley Cycle Path||$90,000||This project, located in Nannup, will construct a 2.5 km cycle path from the Cockatoo Valley residential subdivision to the town centre.|
|Shire of Northam||Northam Dual Use Bike Path||$133,324||This project, located in Northam, involves the construction of a 2.3km dual use asphalt bike path between the Northam caravan Park and the Northam Recreation Grounds. The new path will join with an existing bike path, thereby safely connecting the outskirts of the community with the central business district.|
|Town of Kwinana||Town of Kwinana Bike Paths||$611,659||This project located in Kwinana, will construct 8,210 metres of new bike paths that are between 2 and 2.5 metres in width and replace 1,928 metres of old concrete slab footpaths with 2 metre wide bike paths.|