City welcomes bike upgrades


City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle with cyclists Peta Denham and Kerry Mazzotti at Gosnells train station.
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City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle with cyclists Peta Denham and Kerry Mazzotti at Gosnells train station. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d448547

Security will be upgraded at shelters at the Oats Street, Cannington, Thornlie, Maddington, Gosnells, Kelmscott and Armadale stations, with more CCTV cameras and audio units installed.

Bike shelters at the Oats Street and Kenwick stations, where there has been particularly strong growth in the number of cyclists, will be extended.

City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the shelter upgrades were important because they encouraged more people to cycle.

“Good bicycle infrastructure is extremely important to the City as it encourages residents to use cycling as a preferred mode of transport. Cycling reduces road congestion,” he said.

“The City is in the process of finalising a Bike Plan that is proposed to be presented to council shortly.

“The plan will assist in expanding the cycle path network into the residential growth areas and provide critical infrastructure where there are gaps in the current network.”

The PTA has reminded cyclists using the shelters to lock their bikes securely. Visit here.