Cyclists, pedestrians to get shared path

A new path is being constructed at Davilak Street.
A new path is being constructed at Davilak Street.

The City received 50 per cent funding from the Department of Transport to construct the path, which is estimated to cost $70,000.

Works will take place from 9am to 3pm with local access being maintained at all times but pedestrian, cycling and pick-up and set-down access will be re-directed to the end of Robert Street.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the shared path would provide a more direct route to the Canning Bridge Station from Davilak Street.

‘Additionally the shared path will address the current congestion issues and improve passive surveillance in the area,’ she said.

‘The shared path is part of a significant link for the Canning Bridge to Curtin University cycle route via Davilak Street, Davilak Crescent, Godwin Avenue, Murray Street, Jackson Road to Curtin University.’

As part of the project, vegetation will have to be removed and new vegetation planted.

The project was identified in 2009 and is scheduled to be completed by June 21.