Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Cycling ideas set to become a reality

    18/06/2015 3:00 PM
     
    • 2015 Cycling Imagineering Workshop report released
    • A further $3 million allocated for cycling projects as a result of the workshop

    The State Government today released a detailed report on the outcomes and actions from a Cycling Imagineering Workshop held in Perth earlier this year and revealed that a further $3 million had been allocated to see some of the actions implemented.

     

    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the one-day workshop provided the perfect opportunity for West Australian stakeholders to share knowledge, forge relationships and develop innovative ways to make WA a place where cycling was safe, connected and widely accepted.

     

    Some actions to be progressed include:

    • considering new ways to deliver cycling education programs to children and adults
    • reviewing width requirements for the major shared cycle/pedestrian paths on the freeway and railway reserves and around the river
    • the need to separate cyclists and pedestrians in some locations.

    Mr Nalder said the Department of Transport expected to soon reach agreement with several local governments on demonstration projects, such as bike boulevards on local roads and connections to stations, with funding to be provided by the State Government.

     

    "I thank all the participants for their input.  The workshop gave a range of agencies and stakeholders the chance to learn from the Netherlands' top transport and design experts and their passion to drive innovation in the short, medium and long term," he said.

     

    "Focus groups looked at opportunities for greater separation for cyclists on arterial roads, creating lower speed environments on local road bike routes, improving connections to train stations, schools and hospital precincts and looking at better design standards for roundabouts."

     

    To view the 2015 Cycling Imagineering Workshop report, visit  http://www.transport.wa.gov.au

     

    Fact File

    • Cycling workshops were also held in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
    • Representatives from State and local government, private sector transport planners and traffic engineers, academics, advocacy groups and individual cyclists attended
    • The State Government has allocated $72.1 million over four years to improve safety and bike network connectivity for all West Australians which includes $34.4 million for major projects and $37.71 million for local government grants and principal shared paths

    Minister's office - 6552 6400