50 bike projects including shared paths, intersection upgrades, new bike plans and separated bike lanes are set to be delivered across Western Australia thanks to the state government’s grants program.
Today the WA government announced the recipients of the Perth Bicycle Network and Regional Bicycle Network grants.
The Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) grants program is one of the key actions detailed in the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031 and encourage councils to jointly fund infrastructure for their local communities.
In Perth, 18 bike projects will be delivered across 14 metropolitan councils with more than $3.58 million committed over two years. These projects include 14 shared or separated paths, one protected bike lane and three intersection upgrades.
In regional WA, 32 bike projects will be delivered in 18 council areas with more than $2.9 million committed over two years. These include 29 shared paths, two bike plans and one underpass.
Projects are encouraged to be spread over two financial years to facilitate high-quality planning and design in accordance with the state government’s priorities set out in the WABN plan.
The breakdown of the funded projects and their scope are available online.
Building new paths and upgrading vital connections is critical to the ongoing development to a sustainable, accessible and attractive cycling network across WA.
Metropolitan projects -
- $290,000 to build a 2km shared path connecting to Fremantle to Perth shared path, major sporting centres and schools in the City of Nedlands
- $380,000 for a 2.56km shared path along the oil pipeline in Spearwood in the City of Cockburn
- $401,000 to design and build a 1.3km shared path connecting Beckenham and Kenwick train stations in the City of Gosnells
- $315,000 to complete a cycling loop around the Kununurra town centre in the to the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
- $210,000 to design and build the 3.3km shared path as part of stage four of the Collie River Trail in the Shire of Collie
- $115,000 towards the City of Greater Geraldton’s North West Coastal Highway Cycle Route.