Safety and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians in Perth's eastern suburbs is about to get another boost from the State Government.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder today announced work had started on the extension of the principal shared path adjacent to the Perth to Midland Line, between East Street in Guildford and Morrison Road in Woodbridge.
"This 1.4 kilometre section of path will provide an important connection to the recently completed extension of the path from Johnson Street in Guildford to the East Street crossing outside Guildford Grammar School," Mr Nalder said.
"The $3.8 million project will replace a concrete path and include an improved connection to the underpass at Woodbridge Station, as well as sections of new fencing and retaining walls.
"When work is complete, some areas will also be rehabilitated under a revegetation program developed in consultation with the City of Swan."
The Minister said the project was another example of the State Government's efforts to create a smart, integrated transport network to give West Australians a choice of transport options.
"Cycling is becoming a popular transport option for many workers and the Government's commitment to expanding Perth's cycling network will enable safer journeys and may encourage more workers to consider this transport option," he said.
The project is part of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031 which aims to make WA a place where cycling is safe, connected, convenient and a widely accepted form of transport.
When complete, the project will add to a continuous 12.65km link from the Perth CBD to Midland
The State Government has allocated $75.1 million over four years to improve safety and bike network connectivity for West Australians:
$34.4 million for major cycling projects associated with road projects
$37.7 million for local government grants and principal shared paths
$3 million in 2015-16 for the demonstration 'bike boulevards' program
Minister's office - 6552 6400