Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Key Armadale Railway Line Shared Path project gathers speed

    28/05/2020 9:10 AM
    • Construction underway on shared path between Oats and Miller Streets, Victoria Park
    • Design commenced on missing path section between Miller Street and Great Eastern Highway, with construction to commence in 2021
    • Will provide safe and continuous access to the CBD and train stations
    • Part of McGowan Government's $146 million cycling investment to complete Principal Shared Path (PSP) network within a 15km radius of the Perth CBD by 2023

    The McGowan Government has taken the next step in completing the PSP network within a 15km radius of the Perth CBD to provide safe and continuous cycle access to the CBD for both commuters and recreational riders. 


    A critical section of path along the Armadale Railway Line will be delivered in two stages, with construction underway on the 1.5km section between Oats and Miller streets in Victoria Park.


    Design is also underway on the long-awaited 1.8km section between Miller Street and Great Eastern Highway, with construction scheduled to commence in 2021.


    The project, delivered in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park, will provide a continuous, traffic-free route for people walking and riding between Cannington and the Perth CBD while improving access to train stations.


    The first section from Oats Street to Miller Street is expected to be complete in August 2020.


    Other walking and cycling improvements along this corridor include a new section of path connecting Great Eastern Highway to the Graham Farmer Freeway PSP which opened last year, as well as a new section of path between Lacey Street and Ladywell Street in the City of Canning currently being delivered in stages.


    The project is part of the McGowan Government's $146 million investment in cycling paths.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Completing these two important sections of path will not only provide a safe, uninterrupted ride for commuters travelling to the CBD but also support and encourage recreational riding.


    "In recent months we have seen Western Australians take to our bike paths in record numbers - with some paths experiencing more than five times the average number of bike riders at certain times of the day.


    "It's wonderful to see so many people, particularly families and some for the first time, using our extensive shared path network to walk, run or ride whether it's to stay fit, stay connected or just have fun.


    "This project is an important part of our $146 million investment in cycling paths across Western Australia."


    Comments attributed to Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt:


    This section along the Armadale Rail Line is the missing link for our local cycling infrastructure and I am delighted that, as the local MP, we have been able to get work started on this. 


    "Victoria Park has many keen cyclists and this important infrastructure will provide many people with the opportunity to ride to work, or to ride safely in their community."


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