Safer pedestrian access to Canning Bridge not on horizon

Safer pedestrian access to Canning Bridge not on horizon

PUBLIC transport users will have to wait for safer and easier pedestrian access at Canning Bridge.

Upgrades to the station formed the focus of the RAC’s State Budget submission but the proposed changes failed to attract funding in the coming financial year.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said upgrades were being considered in the Perth Transport Plan, which is nearing completion.

“The Transport Portfolio is in the final stages of completing the Perth Transport Plan for 3.5 million people and beyond,” Mr Nalder said.

RAC general manager corporate affairs Will Golsby said priority must be placed on the upgrade of bus connections and pedestrian access at Canning Bridge.

“By 2031, Perth’s public transport system will be required to carry more than twice as many people as it did in 2011,” Mr Golsby said.

“Many public transport journeys use more than one mode of public transport, and Canning Station is critical as a feeder service to the rail network.”

Mr Nalder said solutions to WA’s transport needs ranged across smart transport, congestion busting initiatives, better public transport and major infrastructure projects.