Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

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Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby Mububban » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 am

Apologies if this has already been posted. Good news for us NoR.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-18/ ... h/10387644

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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.
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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby Thoglette » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:42 pm

Not that particular article - but there's more background in this thread
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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby redned » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:06 pm

So southbound, the PSP will stay on the eastern side of the freeway at Hutton St, reconnecting somewhere past the Glendalough Stn footbridge?

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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby Thoglette » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:57 pm

redned wrote:So southbound, the PSP will stay on the eastern side of the freeway at Hutton St, reconnecting somewhere past the Glendalough Stn footbridge?


The outcome will be a continuous bidirectional PSP from Stirling stationnorth of Hutton St* to beyond Glendalough on the east side of the fwy.
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Note that the Freeway gets an extra lane southbound as an outcome of these works.

* it looks we still have the diversion around Cedric St
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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby Mububban » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:51 pm

Thoglette wrote:Not that particular article - but there's more background in this thread


Wow. References to 2012 and 2015. The wheels do turn slowly. Can't wait to see it finished though. Hopefully segregated infrastructure becomes the norm to encourage more people onto two wheels.
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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby Wixxy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:43 pm

It could be still legal to cycle the pedestrian section! :D

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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby redned » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:11 pm

Thoglette wrote:The outcome will be a continuous bidirectional PSP from Stirling stationnorth of Hutton St* to beyond Glendalough on the east side of the fwy.


Thanks.
ATM I cross the freeway at the footbridge at Telford Crescent and come down Hector and Frobisher, rejoining the PSP at Gordon St.
Partly because of the schemozzle crossing Hutton St, but also because I see so many cyclists running the gauntlet at Hutton St I don't want to be there when someone mistimes it.

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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby Thoglette » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:49 pm

redned wrote:ATM I cross the freeway at the footbridge at Telford Crescent and come down Hector and Frobisher, rejoining the PSP at Gordon St.

That was my standard route when I used to travel that way. Way better than Hutton St
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Re: Major upgrade to Mitchell Fwy cycling infrastructure

Postby rolandp » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:53 pm

Mububban wrote:
Thoglette wrote:Not that particular article - but there's more background in this thread


Wow. References to 2012 and 2015. The wheels do turn slowly. Can't wait to see it finished though. Hopefully segregated infrastructure becomes the norm to encourage more people onto two wheels.

The Hutton St grade crossing was identified in the 1996 Perth Bicycle Network Plan. So was Karrinyup Rd and Cedric St grade crossings, which won't be provided as part of this work even though the freeway is being widened from Cedric St.

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