Bike lanes to con­nect

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

EX­IST­ING bike lanes on Queenslea Drive and Vic­to­ria Av­enue will soon be joined af­ter Clare­mont Coun­cil ap­proved a 1.5m cy­cle lane.

Coun­cil­lors went against the of­fi­cer’s rec­om­men­da­tion to with­draw the con­nect­ing lane from the bud­get and in­stead ap­proved up to $60,000 for a west­bound cy­cle lane near Christ Church Gram­mar School at a meet­ing ear­lier this month.

Cr Kate Main sup­ported the pro­posal, say­ing Clare­mont was one small part of a larger thor­ough­fare.

Mayor Jock Barker and Cr Chris Mews voted against the item, with Mr Barker say­ing he had not seen school­child­ren use the bike lane and could not sup­port it.

Coun­cil will de­cide on the use of re­main­der of $165,000 ini­tially bud­geted for the works at the mid-year re­view.

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