City of Vincent gets $210,000 to expand bicycle path network

Perth MLA John Carey and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. Photo: Julian Wright
Perth MLA John Carey and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. Photo: Julian Wright

THE City of Vincent will receive $210,000 to expand on its bike path network.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti today announced more than $6 million will be distributed to 34 local government to complete 39 projects as part of the Perth and Regional Bicycle Network grants programs.

Funding will be divided up throughout the next two years, which will see a 3m shared path through the administration building to Richmond Street and a 1.6m protected bike lane on the south lane of Loftus Street.

City of Vincent mayor Emma Cole said the inner-city local government had had “a really big push on cycling infrastructure”.

“We’ve been pushing to get our community members onto bikes so we’ve had some fantastic infrastructure on Oxford Street,” she said.

“It’s not just about commuting, but also getting everyday mums and dads, pensioners and children onto bikes and by making bike lanes safe and comfortable for people who are considering it as a genuine alternate form of transport.”

Ms Saffioti said there was a demand for separate bike paths from cyclists and motorists.

Full list of funded projects at www.transport.wa.gov.au/wabn_grants.

Significant projects:

– $658,582 for Railway Avenue shared path in the City of Armadale

– $491,000 for Murdoch Drive shared path in City of Melville

– $308, 358 for a shared path on Salvado Road in City of Subiaco

– $175,000 for Queen Victoria Street/Parry Street upgrade in City of Fremantle

– $150,000 for a shared path on Brockway Road in City of Nedlands

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