WA Government takes cycling investment up a gear in State Budget

WA Government takes cycling investment up a gear in State Budget

The WA Government’s 2019-20 State Budget has allocated more than $146 million to expand Western Australia’s cycling network by at least 150 kilometres.

With several major cycle projects nearing completion, the WA Government has continued its commitment to plan and build a safe, integrated and accessible cycling and walking network.

Over the next four years, over $55 million will be used on cycle paths related to new major road projects, including the current projects underway to close gaps on Mitchell and Kwinana Freeway PSPs.

PSPs will also be delivered as part of newly announced road projects, such as the replacement of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge and upgrades to Roe Highway and Tonkin Highway.

Meanwhile, more than $64 million has been allocated towards a program of retrofitting other PSPs throughout Perth and WA.

When these projects are complete, along with those along the Fremantle and Midland Railway, this will complete the interconnected network of pathways extending 15 kilometres from the Perth central business district.

To ensure continuity and to provide enhanced recreational, commuter and tourism cycling experiences, nearly $27 million will be available for the planning, design and construction of local bicycle infrastructure, including safe active streets.

Source: WA Government