Bicycles in the CBD? Not really …

Looking at the “Urban Design Framework” (a vision for Perth 2029) there is an absence of cycling connectivity through the CBD.

(The doted light blue lines are the paths shared by people cycling and walking). It’s on page 47 of the document.

From the document:

People come first. Train and bus passengers become pedestrians when they alight, and even car drivers become pedestrians at the end of their journey. In the central core of the city, and in other areas of high pedestrian movement where economic interaction among a diverse mix of users is desirable, pedestrian priority is paramount.

OBJECTIVE

• Create a high quality environment that encourages walking and cycling in preference to car use. • Concentrate pedestrian movement at street level to establish a sense of vibrancy and busyness.

PRINCIPLES

• Give priority in the following order – pedestrians, cyclists , public transport, taxis, serve vehicles, and private vehicles • Achieve a balance between all forms of transport according to a street’s role • Provide pedestrian priority areas within the city core and at local centres of activity • Maximise permeability for pedestrians • Reduce traffic speeds and volumes to improve pedestrians’ confidence as street users • Improve the quality of the pedestrian environment on primary, secondary and through-block connectors • Remove pedestrian bridges and tunnels to concentrate city life at street level • Enable activity along street edges to provide interest to pedestrians and make walking a more enjoyable experience • Provide shade and shelter to make walking a more comfortable experience • Encourage landmarks to assist pedestrians with way-finding around the city • Provide for safe cycling connections from the Principle Shared Paths that access the city • Improve east-west and north-south bicycle

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