https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-18/ ... h/10387644
Cyclists will soon be able to enjoy an uninterrupted and completely off-the-road ride into the city from Perth's northern suburbs, as plans for bridges and underpasses along the Mitchell Freeway come to fruition.
The upgrades will fill a so-called 'missing link' in Perth's Principle Shared Pathway (PSP) network and will feature a first-of-its-kind, separate cyclist-only path.
The works began this week after the first soil was turned on a $32 million project to reduce congestion on the Mitchell Freeway….
Cyclists riding to and from the city from the northern suburbs currently have to cross a number of intersections, navigate paths that are busy with pedestrians and take bridges across the freeway multiple times.
This is set to be eliminated with the introduction of a footpath bridge over the busy Scarborough Beach Road and underpasses at Hutton Street and the Hutton Street freeway ramps.
Cyclists will also now be able to avoid cars when a missing link in the PSP network is filled by a 2.1-kilometre stretch of path between Goody Close, near Glendalough Train Station, and Hutton Street.
In a first for WA, the network between the Glendalough Station footbridge and Roberts Street will feature separated cycle-only and pedestrian-only paths.
The design will cater for high levels of pedestrian traffic around the train station which have long been an obstacle for people riding to work in the city.
The separated sections will consist of a four-metre-wide path for cyclists and a two-metre-wide path for pedestrians.
Construction of the paths will begin south of Glendalough Station and are set to be completed with works at Hutton Street in 2019.
Work to link another gap in the PSP on the Mitchell Freeway between Civic Place and Erindale Road is expected to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.