WA moves on cycling network

The Western Australian government has begun work on what it describes as the ‘ultimate blueprint’ for the future of cycling infrastructure across the Perth and Peel regions.

State Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said that the plan will feed into the wider Long-Term Cycle Network, which has seen a number of strategies already released.

"Our current focus is filling the gaps on Perth's major cycling routes, with planning and construction on many already underway,” Ms Saffioti said.

"The Perth and Peel plan will enable us to get to a grassroots level to see how people want to get around - to the shops, to sport, to work and to places like train stations.

The announcement comes after the release of the Parliamentary report, Further Along the Path, which examined how governments can facilitate better outcomes for cycling infrastructure.

The consultation between State and local governments for the Perth and Peel cycling plan will take about two years to complete and will inform the proposed network.

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