Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Cycleway to provide connection to station

    17/03/2016 9:00 AM
     
    • First Connecting Stations project started in the City of Joondalup
    • $600,000 allocated in 2015-16 

    The State Government is funding an upgrade of path infrastructure along Robertson Road Cycleway in Kingsley to link local residents with the Greenwood Station.

     

    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Department of Transport's 2015 Connecting Stations Project Report identified the cycleway, between the Mitchell Freeway Principal Shared Path and Barridale Drive, as an integral component to link residents with the Greenwood Station.

     

    "About half of all trips in cars are less than five kilometres, and many people drive three kilometres or less to get to their local train station," Mr Nalder said.

     

    "These trips can be made on a bicycle if the appropriate infrastructure is available.

     

    "At certain times of the day, commuters can combine cycle trips with train journeys and the Robertson Road Cycleway is a key link that can increase pedestrian and bicycle traffic to Greenwood Station."

     

    The project will also include the following improvements:

    • separate pedestrian and bicycle paths where practical
    • LED lighting upgrades to improve safety
    • drinking fountains, seating and other amenities
    • landscape enhancements to improve surveillance and personal safety. 

    "In addition to providing a connection from the Mitchell Freeway Principal Shared Path to Greenwood Station, the cycleway will also connect path networks to local schools and streets," the Minister said.

     

    "The path will be close to four schools and a shopping centre."

     

    The project includes funding of $600,000 from the State Government's Safe Active Streets program with a contribution from the City of Joondalup, which is delivering the project.  The project is expected to be completed in eight weeks.

     

    Fact File

    • The $3 million Safe Active Streets program is a key action from the Cycling Imagineering Workshop held in March 2015
    • Greenwood Station has spaces available for 132 bicycles.  Demand for these spaces is monitored twice a year by surveying usage
    • For more information, visit http://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 6400