Bicycle Path Gets The Go Ahead

Bicycle Path Gets The Go Ahead

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

Missing Link To Be Built On Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path

Victor P Taffa

The Construction of a Missing Section of the Perth to Fremantle Principal Shared Path (PSP), adjacent to the Railway Line in Claremont, will start in February 2011.

“This project will address safety and accessibility concerns by providing a continuous PSP between Perth and Fremantle for Commuter Cyclists, reducing the potential for conflicts with road traffic.” Transport Minister Troy Buswell said today.

“Planning for this Project, which involves building more than 520 m of PSP, has been undertaken in consultation over a number of years with Bikewest and the community.”

“This area has a relatively high incident rate so improving access to and from the Railway Station is critical.” Mr. Buswell said.

“It will also improve Pedestrian Access to the Claremont Railway Station.”

 

 

Other work includes the installation of lighting, which will improve safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists using this section of the PSP at night.

Traffic management will be in place to ensure the area is safe for pedestrians, cyclists and road users and to maintain access throughout the construction period.

Advanteering Civil Engineers has been awarded a $500,000 contract to carry out the construction works.

The Project is being funded under the State Government’s Infrastructure for Community Access (Pedestrians & Cyclists) Program.

Building should be completed by mid-2011.