The latest round of WA Bicycle Network grants will see more than 100 kilometres of new bike paths rolled out across 51 council areas around the state.
The McGowan Government have granted $7.6 million, matched by local governments, to help deliver 74 cycling projects over the next two years.
The grants are split between metropolitan and regional projects, as part of the state governments record $220 million four year bike riding investment.
Key projects receiving funding in Perth include:
- Continuing the Railway Parade Shared Path from William Street to Ladywell Street in the City of Gosnells;
- Continuing the Canning Route 2 to connect Cannington to Willetton in the City of Canning;
- New protected bicycle lanes along Archer and Mint Streets in the Town of Victoria Park.
Key regional projects include:
- The Bandy Creek Road shared path from Fisheries Road to Bandy Creek in the Shire of Esperance;
- The Northlink to Muchea shared path connection in the Shire of Chittering;
- The Wilson Street shared path project in the Town of Port Hedland.
You can see a full list of the 23 metropolitan and 51 regional projects awarded funding here.
Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said "the WA Bicycle Network grants allow us to partner with local governments to deliver grassroots connections – to local schools, tourism attractions, town centres and more.
"As we have seen with our record investment in cycling infrastructure when we put the paths in place, habits change and people use them.
"This funding injection into WA's bike network will help ensure infrastructure is continuous across local government boundaries and provides enhanced recreational, commuter and tourism cycling experiences for residents and visitors to WA."
Fixing the final gap in the Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path
In addition to the WA Bicycle Network grants, the state government has also reached a milestone in the Kwinana Freeway PSP project, with construction now underway on the final gap between Leach Highway and Cranford Avenue.
The $16 million final leg of the project includes a new underpass beneath the Cranford Avenue on-ramp to the freeway northbound, allowing people walking and riding to travel safely under busy Cranford Avenue.
When complete, the Kwinana Freeway PSP will offer riders 74 kilometres of quality uninterrupted path between Perth and Mandurah.
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