City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan

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The Town of Victoria Park and the City of South Perth have embarked on a joint effort to deliver a comprehensive bike plan for the community by 2018.

The plan aims to understand the needs of the cycling community and seek to further develop the existing cycling infrastructure. We want to make the cycling network and facilities better connected across the two local government areas, which will make cycling safer and more convenient.

The councils appointed a common consultant to undertake the development of the bike plan, which includes research into the current situation, a gap analysis and best practice solutions suitable for our local community.

The Town of Victoria Park and City of South Perth undertook community engagement in 2017, including three community workshops, two stakeholder focus groups, a number of stakeholder interviews, an online and hardcopy survey completed by 349 people, a mapping exercise completed by 239 and 951 people informed of the project. The feedback received has helped to inform the draft Joint Bike Plan.

What is happening now?

At the Town's Ordinary Council Meeting on the 10 July 2018, Council adopted the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan.

Thank you to all of our community who participated in the development of the plan.

Want to know more about this project?

  • View the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Reading the information in the document library or FAQ

The Town of Victoria Park and the City of South Perth have embarked on a joint effort to deliver a comprehensive bike plan for the community by 2018.

The plan aims to understand the needs of the cycling community and seek to further develop the existing cycling infrastructure. We want to make the cycling network and facilities better connected across the two local government areas, which will make cycling safer and more convenient.

The councils appointed a common consultant to undertake the development of the bike plan, which includes research into the current situation, a gap analysis and best practice solutions suitable for our local community.

The Town of Victoria Park and City of South Perth undertook community engagement in 2017, including three community workshops, two stakeholder focus groups, a number of stakeholder interviews, an online and hardcopy survey completed by 349 people, a mapping exercise completed by 239 and 951 people informed of the project. The feedback received has helped to inform the draft Joint Bike Plan.

What is happening now?

At the Town's Ordinary Council Meeting on the 10 July 2018, Council adopted the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan.

Thank you to all of our community who participated in the development of the plan.

Want to know more about this project?

  • View the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Reading the information in the document library or FAQ
Consultation has concluded
  • City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park join forces to develop bike plan

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    The City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park have adopted the state’s first Joint Bike Plan, which aims to set out the long-term vision for a strategic cycling network covering both local government areas, in line with the State Government’s Perth and Peel@3.5million Transport Plan.

    “The adoption and implementation of the Joint Bike Plan will provide positive impacts for the community in terms of health, social, economic and environmental benefits for those who live, work and visit the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park,” said City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty.

    The City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park have adopted the state’s first Joint Bike Plan, which aims to set out the long-term vision for a strategic cycling network covering both local government areas, in line with the State Government’s Perth and Peel@3.5million Transport Plan.

    “The adoption and implementation of the Joint Bike Plan will provide positive impacts for the community in terms of health, social, economic and environmental benefits for those who live, work and visit the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park,” said City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty.

    “This is the first time two local governments have worked together to deliver a Joint Bike Plan in Western Australia, and is a fantastic example of local government collaboration producing positive outcomes and benefits for the wider community,” said Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan.

    The City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan outlines a five-year action plan for specific improvements to the cycle network and environment for each local government to further investigate and implement. A total of 13 key infrastructure projects are proposed for delivery:

    City of South Perth

    • South Perth Esplanade Project
    • Canning Bridge to Curtin Link
    • Manning Road Project
    • Douglas Avenue Project
    • Thelma Street Investigation
    • Kent Street Project
    • Coode Street Project

    Town of Victoria Park

    • Rutland Avenue Project
    • Kent Street Project
    • Albany Highway Investigation
    • Gloucester Street Project
    • Oats Street Project
    • Hayman Road Project

    Other recommendations in the plan include; partnering with the RAC and Department of Transport on awareness campaigns, continuing to seek funding through the Perth Bicycle Network Grants Program and Federal Government, and improving the collection of bicycle and pedestrian count data on key routes.

    Development of the plan included extensive consultation with the community, cycling groups, Curtin University and other key government agencies. People were able to provide feedback on their cycling journey via an online questionnaire, online mapping tools and community workshops.

    The estimated cost of implementing the joint bike plan over five years is $7.3 million in the City of South Perth and $7.65 million in the Town of Victoria Park.

    City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan Summary

    City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park Joint Bike Plan