Bike path proposed along Salvado Road

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CONSTRUCTION of a proposed $659,800 bike path from Bishop Street to Harborne Street along Salvado Road could start as early as March next year.

Subiaco councillors will next Tuesday decide whether they will support and send the proposed bike path draft design out for public consultation at the end of the month and allocate $368,974 from the City’s investment income reserve to part-fund the development.

The City will also decide whether to only go ahead with the project subject to the Town of Cambridge granting approval for the widening of Salvado Road.

The City received $308,358 funding from the Department of Transport’s (DoT) WA Bicycle Network grants program for 2018-19 and 2019-20 to design and build a bike path on Salvado Road.

The DoT has agreed to provide $290,826 towards construction and the remaining $368,974 would be funded by the City of Subiaco and Town of Cambridge.

The City has asked the Town to contribute half of the cost.

The Town’s decision will be revealed at Subiaco’s next council meeting.

Mayor Penny Taylor said Salvado Road was identified in the City’s draft Bike Plan as a ‚Äúpriority location for a bicycle path”.