Cyclist and pedestrian access upgrades complete

Bassendean Acting Mayor Kath Hamilton. Picture: Kristie Lim
Bassendean Acting Mayor Kath Hamilton. Picture: Kristie Lim

CYCLISTS and pedestrians are enjoying new and safer access ways to the Bassendean train station.

The Public Transport Authority finished works on improving cycling and pedestrian access through its Connecting Stations program last month.

Upgrades include the construction of a 550m bicycle lane on either side of Broadway, from Iolanthe Street to Railway Parade and finishing at the station, upgrades and modifications to crossovers and footpath sections at the start and finish of the bicycle lanes and improvements to pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Broadway and Railway Parade.

The works aimed to encourage people to choose active transport options and reduce traffic congestion in the area.

Bassendean Acting Mayor Kath Hamilton said she was glad the upgrades were completed before Christmas.

“The new Broadway bike path provides a greater distance separation between rider and vehicles so I personally feel much safer now traversing that road on my bike,” she said.

“It looks like it is slowing down the traffic a little bit.

“A lot of the concern was about the speeding traffic that we had down the street.”

Cr Hamilton said there was a mix of walking and cycling traffic during the mornings but there were more cyclists who used the new lanes throughout the day.

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