Path upgrade makes cycling easier


Public Transport Authority |cycling co-ordinator Jim Krynen, Transport Minister Dean Nalder and Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell at Greenwood train station.
Public Transport Authority |cycling co-ordinator Jim Krynen, Transport Minister Dean Nalder and Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell at Greenwood train station.

The State Government has provided $600,000 to the City of Joondalup to improve the Robertson Road Cycleway, between the Mitchell Freeway and Barridale Drive.

The project aims to encourage people to walk or cycle to the station and will include the installation of separate pedestrian and bike paths, LED lighting, drinking fountains, seating and landscape enhancements.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said about half of all car trips were less than 5km and many people drove 3km or less to their local train station.

“These trips can be made on a bicycle if the appropriate infrastructure is available,” he said.

The project is expected to finish in May.