City cycleways due soon

Four cycleway projects in Perth city were due to be implemented late this year and early next year, Perth City Council active transport planner Laura Donovan said.

In Stirling Street, on-road cycle lanes with green surface treatment and priority  for cyclists  at  intersections between Roe Street and Newcastle Street were due to be done later this year.

Detailed design had been completed and were waiting for final State Government approval, Ms Donovan said.

The Mount Street Bridge cycling ban would be lifted next month.

The bridge would be a Pedestrian Priority Zone in which slow speed cycling was permitted.

In Murray Street West, on-road cycle lanes with green surface treatment and priority for cyclists at key intersections between Elder Street and William Street were due to be built early next year.

Detailed designs by council City Design department staff had been approved by the council and were waiting for final State Government approval.

In Murray Street East, similar on-road cycle lanes with green surface treatment and priority for cyclists at intersections between Barrack Street and Pier  Street also were planned for early next year.

Detailed designs were being drawn up, Ms Donovan said.

The draft Cycle Plan, accompanying implementation program and information on how to provide the council with comments could be found at: http://www.cityofperth.wa.gov.au/cycleplan

Following the public consultation period, all comments received would be considered in finalising the Cycle Plan which then would be presented to the council for adoption, she said.

Anyone interested in getting updates on cycling and sustainable transport initiatives in the City of Perth could sign up at:

http://www.perth.wa.gov.au/cycleplan. 

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