Tender Released To Extend Bike Path Along Fremantle Railway Line

Tender Released To Extend Bike Path Along Fremantle Railway Line

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti

Wheels In Motion For Fremantle Bike Path Construction

Victor P Taffa

  • McGowan Government’s fast-tracked bike path construction to start in December
  • Project will fix the notorious Grant Street dead end in Cottesloe
  • Tender released today calls for companies to build the Principal Shared Path

A tender to extend the Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the Fremantle railway line from Grant Street to Victoria Street Station was released today.

“People have long complained about the sudden end to the cycle path that follows the Perth to Fremantle railway line, forcing them onto the busy Curtin Avenue.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.

“Prioritising construction of this missing link will address safety and accessibility concerns by providing a continuous off-road facility between Perth and Fremantle, reducing the potential for conflict with road traffic and providing a high-quality link to key tourist attractions.”

Announcement follows the McGowan Government’s decision to fast-track construction of the highly anticipated missing section of the PSP as part of the 2018-19 State Budget.

2.8-km project, which makes up the first 2 stages of the entire extension, will significantly improve connectivity and safety for local residents and visitors within the Town of Cottesloe.

Path will separate pedestrians and cyclists from motorists to ensure everyone is able to travel safely and provide important connections to railway stations, the Mosman Park Activity Centre and Cottesloe Primary School.

Construction is due to commence in December 2018, with completion anticipated by June 2019.

Following completion of the first two sections, the State Government will be progressing design and construction of the remaining 2 sections between Victoria Street Station and the Swan River.

Over the next 4 years, $67 Million will be used to close gaps along the Fremantle railway and Mitchell Freeway PSP’s, completing an interconnected network of pathways extending 15 km from the Perth central business district.