Fund­ing for cy­clists’ miss­ing Link

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning -

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.”

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