Bulwer Street Bike Lane: anger meets bike lane plan


Perth MLA Eleni Evangel, Iolanda Luglio, Jodie Marah, Brandon Marah, Lois Marah and Fortunato Luglio, who says his elderly mother will be landlocked by the bike lane.
Perth MLA Eleni Evangel, Iolanda Luglio, Jodie Marah, Brandon Marah, Lois Marah and Fortunato Luglio, who says his elderly mother will be landlocked by the bike lane.

NORTH Perth residents are worried they will be “landlocked” by the bike lane planned for Bulwer Street, east of William Street.

Bike lanes have already been installed in most of Bulwer Street but some residents are worried they will lose parking spaces and even the opportunity to park on their own lawn under the current plan.

Fortunato ‘Lucky’ Luglio is worried this will mean his mother, Bulwer Street resident Iolanda Luglio, will struggle to leave her house or even receive visitors.

“We have been here most of our lives,” Mr Luglio said.

“What they are doing to my mum is locking her in.

“This house has no garage, no driveway and soon, no parking at all.

“We have nothing against cycle paths, but surely it can be done differently; retain parking alongside the path”

Bulwer Street resident Jodie Marah said the lack of street parking would cause problems because she had a four year-old daughter and 11 month-old son, as well as family business commitments.

“I knew bike paths were coming,” she said.

“We saw two versions; there was one that retained street parking.

“On Monday we found out that we are losing our parking completely.

“We will have to walk quite a long way to parking.”

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