Funding for cyclists’ missing Link
THE City of South Perth has received $7500 in funding for the Curtin Link master plan.
The grants are provided to local governments each year to fund cycle paths and development of bike plans through the Regional Bicycle Network and Perth Bicycle Network.
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the City would use the funds to retain the services of an external bicycle planner.
“Working with City officers, the planner will undertake network planning for alternative modes of transport on a number of major routes, such as the Canning Bridge to Curtin University cycle link,” she said.
“This planning exercise aims to identify possible future funding requirements throughout the bicycle network.”
Mrs Doherty said the link was expected to carry a greater number of cy- clists in future years.
“Curtin University promotes cycling as a viable alternative to driving for students attending its Bentley campus,” she said.
“The number of cyclists is increasing.
“The route will be examined in its entirety with the goal of recommending potential future infrastructure upgrades to provide a safer environment for cyclists undertaking this journey.”