The WA Bicyle Network Plan
indicates in section 8 - High Priority PSP Program which is made up of:
8.1 Narrows Bridge to Mount Henry Bridge along the Kwinana Freeway (upgrade to existing path)
8.2 South Street to Cranford Avenue along Kwinana Freeway
8.3 Glendalough to Balcatta along the Mitchell Freeway
8.4 Burswood to Welshpool along the Perth-Armadale Railway
8.5 Bassendean to Midland along the Perth-Midland Railway
8.6 Shenton Park to Loch Street along the Perth-Fremantle Railway
8.7 Grant Street to Fremantle along the Perth-Fremantle Railway
The Liberal announcement yesterday indicates:
1) Kwinana Freeway (Narrows Bridge to Mount Henry Bridge - widening of the existing path at selected locations
2) Perth to Freeway railway line - new path and grade seperation from Grant Street to Fremantle
3) Glendalough to Balcatta to Mitchell Freeway
4) Completion of the Bassendean to Midland station section of Perth-Midland path
The above is based on 'A Liberal Government, if re-elected'.
Where are the additional projects, the above list is taken directly out of the Bike Plan, minus a couple of projects.
Where is the approved WA Bicycle Network Plan, which will hold tight even after the election results next Saturday?
I'm glad that there has been an announcement relating to these 4 projects, but it is not an additional $30M, it is the approval for these projects to go ahead as the WA Bicycle Network Plan is still in draft mode.
I was at the announcement yesterday, and asked the Minister what do cyclists do once they get to the Perth CBD where there is no cycling infrastructure. He did appreciate this was an issue and indicated that they were working on ways to get 'cross' cycling roads implemented. It might seem small, but at least he did see that there was an issue.