Comment on draft bike plan

The draft plan for 2015 to 2020 has an overarching vision for Joondalup to be recognised as a bike-friendly City and identifies the importance of improving cycling connectivity.

It addresses four key focus areas – people, pathways, places and promotions – with 12 proposed projects, including regular bike-friendly events and increasing knowledge of rider movements, numbers and requirements.

“Increasing bike riding and making it a central part of how people move around has the potential to transform the City of Joondalup to a place that is greener, safer, less congested, more socially connected and more liveable,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

“Our City recognises there has been a seismic shift in the community’s attitude to bike use from a form of recreation to an alternative mode of transport.

“Creating the right social environment to support bike riding is equally important as creating the right physical environment, where riding a bike is considered an easy and convenient way to travel and where all types and abilities of riders are catered for.”

The draft plan will be presented to the council for final endorsement later this year.

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