An upgraded, $1.7 million cycleway in Kingsley will significantly improve connectivity for commuters and safety for local residents within the City of Joondalup.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion today announced completion of the upgrade to the 2.5 kilometre Robertson Road cycleway as part of the Department of Transport's Connecting Stations program.
"This path runs between the Mitchell Freeway Principal Shared Path and Goollelal Drive - forming an integral component to link communities with the Greenwood train station," Mr Marmion said.
"Greenwood Station has spaces available for 132 bicycles and also has the highest amount of people arriving by bike of all the train stations in Perth.
"Commuters can combine cycle or walking trips with train journeys and the upgraded cycleway will improve pedestrian and bicycle access to public transport.
"In addition, the path will connect to local schools and parks and streets providing a safer and neighbourhood-friendly atmosphere."
The upgrade project also included the following improvements such as:
- Separate walking and bicycle paths for most sections
- LED lighting upgrades to improve safety
- A kids bike skills track at Shepherds Bush Park playground
- Drinking fountains, seating and a bike repair station
- Landscape enhancements to improve passive surveillance and personal safety.
"This project is just one of many where the Liberal National Government is working with local governments to improve cycling and walking facilities for West Australians," the Minister said.
Construction on the cycleway upgrade began in March 2016
The Department of Transport contributed $1.45 million over 2015-16 and 2016-17
The City of Joondalup contributed $260,000 over 2015-16 and 2016-17 and was responsible for cycleway construction
Minister's office - 6552 6800