Popular South Perth cycle path for major upgrades
Major redevelopment work, including a first WA bike pass, has started on a popular Perth cycle path.
The trail system along South Perth Foreshore is one of Washington State’s most popular cycle routes, used by approximately 1,300 cyclists every day.
It will be improved as part of the City of South Perth and City of Victoria Park Joint Cycling Plan to improve safety and encourage bicycle transport.
The upgrades will replace the shared path between Queen Street and the Millers Pool with a wider path constructed from red asphalt, which will hopefully provide a smoother ride.
The City of South Perth will begin installation work early next year on priority crossings where the path crosses Coode Street, Douglas Avenue and Witcomb Square.
The crossings are unlike anything built in WA and were developed in consultation with Main Roads.
Level crossings will be paved in red and green to clearly indicate priority for cyclists. Motorists must give way to cyclists traveling on the elevated platforms.
South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said the city is committed to a safe, efficient and reliable transportation system.
âWe listened to what our community told us about the need for better transportation connections around our city. Improvements to the cycle path will result in a safer route for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, âsaid Milner.