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Bike skills track opens in Calista for young riders

Bike skills track opens in Calista for young riders
30 June 2023

The new Calista bike skills track opens for children to enjoy during the school holidays.

 

Caption: Sharon Rowse, of the RAC, Amber de Jong, of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and Premier and Kwinana MLA Roger Cook with Levi Shurmer (7) and Elijah Shurmer (4, far right).

The Calista Bike Skills Track opened to the public today, for young children to learn and practise road safety skills.

The track was opened by Premier and Kwinana MLA Roger Cook, Amber de Jong from the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, Sharon Rowse of the RAC, and City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams.

The track was funded using a grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries secured by Mr Cook as an election commitment, along with funding from the RAC and the City of Kwinana.

Mayor Carol Adams said works began in March on a 200m track designed to help toddlers and pre-schoolers learn road rules and safe cycling behaviours.

“The bike skills track includes mini traffic lights, traffic signs, pedestrian and zebra crossings, speed bumps, and park-and-play areas for young riders,” Mayor Adams said.

“The track also includes an imaginative play charging station to ‘top up’ their bike or scooter.

“It is free to use and includes a barbecue and small patio area with a drink fountain, nestled among the trees adjacent to The Edge skatepark on the way to the award-winning Kwinana Adventure Park which has public toilets,” she said.

Premier and Kwinana MLA Roger Cook said the bike track would be a fantastic new addition for families in Kwinana.

“Not only is this new track fun for families, but it will also help to teach important bike safety skills to keep our kids safe on the road,” Mr Cook said.

“I’m proud to continue to deliver on my Government’s election commitments for the people of Kwinana.”

RAC General Manager Community Impact Sharon Rowse said RAC was thrilled to support this initiative which will help local children learn about road safety in a safe and fun environment.

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