Do we spend enough on cycling infrastructure?

Menno Henneveld was speaking at the Main Roads end of year celebration tonight. Food was great, and unlike the do I attended the night before, the booze was free.  If I remember correctly Menno said 800 million dollars were spent on road infrastructure last year, and they built a new road somewhere up in Cervantes for about 2 million dollars per kilometre. I spoke to him later and suggested that perhaps the money spent on cycling via Bikewest, 1.5 million dollars was too little. He thought they spent more. And I remarked how incongruous it was that MainRoads could build roads for 2mio$ per km, but to build a cycle path in Perth cost 1mio$. He said “that can’t be right”.

(See also “How much does it cost to build a PSP”


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