City of Wanneroo to host Cycle Week breakfast in March

Russell Jackson (City of Wanneroo-coordinator of traffic services), Aaron Lee (traffic services) , Kathy Salonga (Beldon) and James Curran (Eglinton). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Russell Jackson (City of Wanneroo-coordinator of traffic services), Aaron Lee (traffic services) , Kathy Salonga (Beldon) and James Curran (Eglinton). Photo: Martin Kennealey

THE City of Wanneroo is inviting local cyclists to a breakfast to celebrate Bike Week 2019 and completion of its Cycle Plan on March 22.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the Cycle Plan aimed to connect the City through a continuous cycling network offering safe riding options for residents of all ages and abilities.

“It is all part of the City’s commitment to creating opportunities that encourage community wellbeing and active and healthy lifestyles,” she said.

“Cycling is a healthy and environmentally-friendly activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

“I would like to see plenty of people grabbing their helmets, jumping on their bikes and cycling to the Wanneroo Civic Centre for a delicious breakfast with fellow cyclists in celebration of Bike Week.”

Currently there are 302km of existing cycle paths throughout the City, and more than 82km of cycle paths will be built or upgraded in the next four years as part of the Cycle Plan.

The plan maps out how the cycle network will link residents to existing and new key transport nodes, including retail and entertainment destinations in Alkimos, Clarkson, Mindarie and Wanneroo, community hubs in Girrawheen and Yanchep and the future train stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.

Breakfast at the Jacaranda Amphitheatre, 23 Dundebar Road from 7am to 9am on March 22 will include a bacon and egg roll or fruit option, as well as bottled water and juices.

A coffee van will also be on-site selling hot beverages and there will be bicycle parking available.

Email traffic@wanneroo.wa.gov.au to register.

WestCycle’s Bike Week, supported by the Department of Transport, runs from March 15 to 24.

North Coast Cycling Facility group formed

Wanneroo Council approved formation of the North Coast Cycling Facility master plan implementation working group at its February 5 meeting.

The group includes the mayor, all North Coast Ward councillors, South Ward Cr Brett Treby and Central Ward Cr Frank Cvitan.

It will also include two representatives from Northern Beaches Cycling Club, with deputies if required, and City staff.

Its key focus will be advocating for land for the Alkimos regional open space and funding to develop a criterium track there.