Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cyclist?

Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby Thoglette » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:35 am

pickle wrote:Seems as though a lot of the funds are going towards CAT buses. Is it practical to cram more buses on the roads in the CBD? I mean, I hardly ever ride through the CBD for obvious reasons.. is traffic pretty bad? Should they be pushing walking/cycling more rather than CAT buses?

The CATs are massively popular and an example of public transport done well.

They allow people to get anywhere in the extended city - they significantly increase pedestrian traffic which would otherwise be in taxis or private cars. (eg. getting to a CBD meeting from West Perth or getting to a shop at the other end of town)
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby pickle » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:09 pm

Ah. Good stuff then :)
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby toofat » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:09 pm

Yes but at just under a million dollars per bus you could provide a lot of free bikes :)
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby fixed » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:29 am

...and what happens to the other $24 million each year?
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby rolandp » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:33 am

The West this morning reports $40M is being held in the Perth Parking Trust Fund. Quote from City of Perth:
The City of Perth said about three months ago it had forwarded a list of projects suitable to be funded from the parking levy to the Transport Minister but was awaiting a response.

Would also love to see this list of projects and how many relate to cycling infrastructure.
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby rolandp » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:37 am

As part of last weeks State Government Budget announcement, the Perth Parking Levy is indicated to increase by 5-15% (source The West).

Can anyone indicate cycling infrastructure that has been funded from this levy?

Please note, this topic was started in 2009, so plenty of time to complete a couple of projects in the Perth CBD.
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:53 pm

rolandp wrote:As part of last weeks State Government Budget announcement, the Perth Parking Levy is indicated to increase by 5-15% (source The West).

Can anyone indicate cycling infrastructure that has been funded from this levy?

Please note, this topic was started in 2009, so plenty of time to complete a couple of projects in the Perth CBD.

I second Heirich's thoughts. Does anyone know ANY project in the CBD to improve cycling infrastructure in the last few years? Any! It certainly doesn't seem that the COP is volunteering to identify any.
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby rolandp » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:29 pm

The West again indicates increases in parking fees due to increase in Parking Levy Rise.
City parking fees set to soar

The question is posed again, what cycling infrastructure project has been implemented from these fees?

I'm aware of possible one, the PSP that runs to the west of the Perth Arena, which doesn't get used much unless they close the shared path behind The Arena.

There should be 1or 2 given this topic goes back to 2009.
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby worzel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:31 am

When I moved to Perth a decade ago I used to drive to the city from Joondalup. But as the commute time rose from 30 minutes towards 50 minutes I started taking the train. But the trains started getting fuller (sometimes I cannot get a seat at Currambine), they break down a lot and the escalators in the city are always out of action. Striking employees, “incidents” and poorly planned maintenance also create a service I cannot rely on to get to work / home on time. 6 months ago the final straw was the introduction of the new train carriages (required 5 years ago) but the seats are down the side rather than being forward / rear facing which, as they are only big enough for children and size zero supermodels, result in a very cramped uncomfortable journey. In short, travelling on the Joondalup line is an ordeal.

So now I cycle in whenever I can but that has not been without problems. The PSP starts / ends at Moore Drive abruptly with no easy way up / down the curb (someone was killed there recently). Weaving in and out of suburbia around Woodvale / Duncraig is fraught with danger (assuming you can find the PSP which is not marked at several key places). The path surface has several rough sections that can throw you off your bike if you don’t hold on tight. Distracted motorists / pedestrians and impatient drivers / other cyclists present a daily challenge to life and limb. Now its winter I notice the absence of lighting in many sections of the PSP. The really dangerous bits are crossing the dual carriageways at Karrinyup Rd, Cedric St and Hutton St. In the six months I have been cycling I don’t recall a single week where my path from the Mitchell Freeway PSP to Central Park has not been encumbered some way by road works.

I would like to think some of this revenue-raising (aka congestion management) will go towards the above issues, but I suspect it has more deserving causes like killing sharks or refurbishing politicians’ offices.
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby rolandp » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:49 am

Found the cycling projects proposed by the Perth Central Business District Transport Plan 2012 which are:
• Construction of the Market Street to Wellington Street connection for the Fremantle PSP (between Perth Arena and the Mitchell Freeway).
• Extension of Roe Street PSP from Milligan Street to Thomas Street.
• Inclusion of on-road cycle lanes on Barrack Street between Riverside Drive and The Esplanade as part of the Elizabeth Quay road works.
• Finalisation by the City of the City of Perth Cycle Plan 2029 which includes a proposed strategic cycle network based on the City as a destination.
• Maintaining or enhancing existing PSP and RSP facilities within central Perth affected by new developments.
• A feasibility study on options to increase end of trip facilities for cyclists, such as the provision of a large, high-quality facility, multiple smaller public facilities and/or a grant scheme to retrofit older buildings which do not have end of trip facilities.


The above link also indicates:
Planned for 2014
•Further bus priority improvements on William Street
•Additional Principal Shared Paths
•Additional cycle lanes
•Clearway towing

So by Dec-2014 (9 months), we should have:
• Extension of Roe Street PSP from Milligan Street to Thomas Street.
• Inclusion of on-road cycle lanes on Barrack Street between Riverside Drive and The Esplanade as part of the Elizabeth Quay road works.
• And hopefully some from CoP Cycle Plan

I also find this one interesting:
•Clearway towing
Having recently contacted City of Perth indicating that some motorists are ignoring the clearway signs and stopping/parking in them and in several cases had to avoid opening doors, hopefully towing away these vehicles will also assist in access to the Perth CBD for cyclists.
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Re: Will the State Government's Parking Levy Rise help Cycli

Postby rolandp » Thu May 08, 2014 11:13 pm

From The West in relation to Today's State Budget
The Perth Parking levy will be increased by $365 (or about $1 a day) over the next two years.

This is expected to raise $73 million.

The money raised will contribute to the funding of the Perth Busport, a key component of the Perth City Link Project.


The new busport is budgeted to cost State Government $237m.

Will there be any Perth Parking Levy funds left so support cycling projects?
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