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Construction of new bike network to commence

Construction of new bike network to commence
15 September 2020

The City of Kwinana will soon be even easier to navigate with the addition of a new cycle network, informed by the City’s Bike and Walk Plan in 2018. 

After funding from the Western Australian Bicycle Network was secured in July, the go-ahead was granted to start the design and construction of two new paths to form part of the complete network.

The first two routes identified for design and construction include a portion of Gilmore Avenue from Thomas Road to Chisham Avenue, with construction due to start in 2021. The second area is a portion of Parmelia Avenue from Sulphur Road to Tunnicliffe Street, with construction due to start in 2023.

Gilmore Avenue is the main traffic route through the City Centre, but has no established cycle facility.

Parmelia Avenue is the main north-south running street through Parmelia. While the road has previously been upgraded, cycle facilities were not included.

“The commencement of this network is terrific news for our community,” said City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams.

“The routes will provide a safer and more comfortable environment for people to walk and cycle across the City, which in turn will improve health and wellbeing of our residents and increase connectivity between key City locations including local schools.”

The City’s Bike and Walk Plan in 2018 was created as the result of engagement with the local community to identify problem areas and preferences for cycle and walk networks across the City. The Plan provides guidance on the prioritisation and implementation of cycle path upgrades.

The design of the two paths will be guided by the City’s Streetscape Upgrade Strategy 2018-2028.

Want to find out more? The City of Kwinana will hold a pop-up information session at Kwinana Marketplace in the space opposite SportsPower on Thursday, 24 September from 12noon to 1.30pm to discuss the proposed upgrades.

Residents can contact the City for further details and suggestions: Shobair.Hosseini@kwinana.wa.gov.au