PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

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PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby jcdewit » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:05 pm

The PSP to Success Hill is taking shape. Here are some piccies I took this morning. (And what a glorious morning for a ride it was!)


The underpass is coming along: photo from the overpass at Success Hill
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Constructing the retaining walls
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The underpass at Second avenue
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View from Bassendean station side
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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Aushiker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:25 pm

Thanks for sharing the photos. Looking good indeed.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Red Rider » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:09 pm

super duper!

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby roller » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:27 pm

this looks great.
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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby jcdewit » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:01 am

So most of the section has now a black top. Next week it should be ready up to Lord street. Then another month and the underpass to Success Hill station is finished.
This photo is from last Friday:

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Aushiker » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:46 pm

Thanks for the update jcdewit

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Jerryjan » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:21 pm

I have been waiting for this, I live in Sucess Hill. I had a big stack over 1 year and a half ago , 5 weeks off work. Was trying to cross lord st at 5.00 at night, got off line and a did a face dive into the Tarmac on Anzac tec close to the station.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby PommieYeti » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:02 pm

First part is just about there, I used it last week on a few occasions "Smooth As :D :D ". It will be even better when the second part (the underpass) is finished, Now if they could smooth the great eastern highway part :twisted: (opposite Guildford Grammar) I would use the road bike more often ! Until them I will either go on the road for that part or use the mountain bike :)

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby softy » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:08 pm

Kool,

Are they doing anything about the swan river crossing?

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby CycleSnail » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:47 pm

It is my understanding that the path has been officially opened today :-)
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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby moosterbounce » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:53 pm

I rode out that way on Sunday as I'd never been in that direction before. Made the mistake of continuing through to guildford at the end of the path. Big mistake. 2 punctures in 2km meant I had a walk, a train ride (Success Hill doesn't take cash by the way so thanks to the guy who swapped $5 for the use of his card), then a taxi ride home. Assuming I don't need a new tire (I've not yet plucked up the courage to look!!), it will be about a $40 ride and I didn't even get an opportunity to stop at Sherbet for cake on the way home which would have been cheaper as not even I can eat that much cake!!

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby rolandp » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:46 am

But Moo, you wouldn't have this memory which will last you for the rest of your life.

Come on Eastern guys, if there are no photos of the new path, it hasn't happened.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby wellington_street » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:02 am

CycleSnail wrote:It is my understanding that the path has been officially opened today :-)

I am disappointed you didn't open it for them, Francis De Groot style.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby CycleSnail » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:29 am

wellington_street wrote:
CycleSnail wrote:It is my understanding that the path has been officially opened today :-)

I am disappointed you didn't open it for them, Francis De Groot style.


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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby PommieYeti » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Come on Eastern guys, if there are no photos of the new path, it hasn't happened

It did happen i promise :D and very nice it is, no more waiting ages to cross Lord st !

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Strawburger » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:53 am

Thanks for sharing, I had involvement in design of that one!
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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Red Rider » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:18 am

Well done Strawburger et al, it looks slick 8)

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Hugor » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:45 am

So where does it go after this? Does it take you to the old path across Guildford bridge?
James St is pretty dodgy IMO and the footpath is not really a PSP.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby CycleSnail » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:18 pm

Hugor wrote:So where does it go after this? Does it take you to the old path across Guildford bridge?
James St is pretty dodgy IMO and the footpath is not really a PSP.


Over the next six months or so the path to the Guildford Bridge should get cleaned up, with a bit of luck
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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby moosterbounce » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:35 am

rolandp wrote:But Moo, you wouldn't have this memory which will last you for the rest of your life.

Come on Eastern guys, if there are no photos of the new path, it hasn't happened.


Memory?! It's still so raw I haven't even fixed that second puncture!! I cheated and swapped to a different wheel set. Now that is lazy!!

Agree with all here though; it's a lovely path. Just not long enough ;)

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby jcdewit » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:11 pm

I am back from a rather long overseas trip and rode it today. It's really great! (especially as I had a strong sea breeze to push me along, he he).

The connection with Midland is still patchy. I cross the train lines at Success Hill overpass and then the Swann bridge. It would be great if they just fixed some rafters next to the train line so you could cycle straight across the river.

Through Guildford is OK, but the Great Eastern to Midland is a bit iffy. Today two cars decided that they could overtake me without changing lanes. That was pretty close in both cases.

It seems to be in the planning to make a new shared path between Guildford and Midland, but with the budget problems the government will face the coming years, it might take a while.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Jerryjan » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Hi I just live down the street from the new underpass. I have been off work with a back problem but managed to get Mtb out and try the path out, it's great no more crossing Lord St.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby Hugor » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:38 pm

This new path is brilliant.
I noticed today that there is a sign stating 5km to midland just before the Lord St underpass.
What happens after Guildford?
Are you on a cycle lane on the Great Eastern or footpath or what?
This would be a great way to get to the hills.

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Re: PSP: Bassendean to Success Hill

Postby NASHIE » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:40 am

Hugor wrote:This new path is brilliant.
I noticed today that there is a sign stating 5km to midland just before the Lord St underpass.
What happens after Guildford?
Are you on a cycle lane on the Great Eastern or footpath or what?
This would be a great way to get to the hills.


At this stage your best getting off the PSP at lord street, as its really sightseeing footpath from lord to the guildford bridge. From Guildford bridge you can if you try very hard get to Midland on footpaths but no use for roadies etc.

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