Councillors to consider cycling path change

Tonight’s Wanneroo City Council meeting agenda includes a recommendation to change the traffic management plan for a section of the road in Mindarie, between Ocean Falls and Rosslare boulevards.

Northern Beaches Cycling Club president Chris Howard said he was pleased the City had listened to on-road cyclists’ concerns and put the project on hold to investigate alternatives.

“The proposed road treatments, aimed at reducing speeds on a section of Anchorage Drive, would have forced cars to sit in a single lane behind cyclists for 500m,” he said.

The council will consider changing the plans tonight, with the cycle lanes expected to cost $40,000 rather than the budgeted $300,000 that was allocated for islands and landscaping.

The project resulted from residents’ complaints about speeding in 2012, with the traffic treatments designed to create a lower speed environment in the 60km/h zone.