Cyclists test out Perth Bicycle Network in Balga community ride

Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman with local cyclists on the Perth Bike Network in Balga.
Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman with local cyclists on the Perth Bike Network in Balga.

MIRRABOOKA MLA Janine Freeman says the recently-upgraded Perth Bike Network in Balga makes riding more accessible and safe for all cyclists.

Ms Freeman and City of Stirling Balga ward councillors Keith Sargent and David Boothman held a community bike ride through Princess Road and Balga Avenue on November 11.

The upgraded network, worth $159,000, was completed in June.

It provides direct connections between schools, shops, leisure and sporting facilities and nature reserves for cyclists of all skill levels.

Ms Freeman said it was a fantastic day with the community to test out the new paths.

“Going from Mirrabooka Library to Balga Leisure Centre ensured an enjoyable ride on the new paths and a great coffee at our destination,” she said.

“The paths make riding accessible and safe for all, not just sport cyclists.”