City of Kalamunda releases bike plan for comment, as cycling up Perth Hills grows in popularity

City of Kalamunda releases bike plan for comment, as cycling up Perth Hills grows in popularity

CITY of Kalamunda has released its proposed Bicycle Plan 2017 for public comment.

The Bicycle Plan was been developed after extensive consultation from Cardno Consulting between February and March in 2017.

As part of the process, two community workshops were held and the survey generated more than 200 responses.

Mayor John Giardina said cycling had numerous benefits, from promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, being better for the environment through reduction of vehicle emissions, and reducing transport costs.

“Our goal is to connect our communities, through improving cycling participation,” he said.

“From professional riders, those riding to work and families going for a weekend ride, we want our City to be one every cyclist can enjoy.

“Through the revised plan, we seek to improve the safety of the cycling environment through provision of better cycling paths and road spaces, benefiting all users.

“We are aware of the City being a popular hotspot for cyclists, particularly on weekends; not only for residents but also for locals who wish to enjoy the Perth Hills.

“Our vision is for Kalamunda to be easily accessible, to and from Perth City, and around the City for cyclists – with better infrastructure to cater for all road and path users.”

To comment go to engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au. Comments close 5pm on April 13.

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