The $129 million will allow at least 95 kilometres of cycling path to be added to the network - as well as a range of community cycling initiatives.
The record funding includes $55 million towards filling gaps on the current Principal Shared Path (PSP) network around Perth and $29 million in grants for local governments. This represents a $46.3 million boost to cycling investment.
An additional $45 million will be invested in paths alongside new major road projects over the next four years.
The gap-filling PSP expansion will include the following locations:
Mitchell Freeway PSP
Fremantle Line PSP
- Glendalough Station to Hutton Street missing link; and
- Erindale Road to Civic Place missing link.
Midland Line PSP
- Grant Street to North Fremantle extension.
- Success Hill Station to Railway Parade cul-de-sac missing link.
Along with the announcement there has been an update of the PSP Expansion Program Map which adds a new category of infrastructure "PSP Equivalent" on the Armadale line, presumably an indication that sections of the cycling infrastructure here may be on-road instead of PSP.