Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

BUILD it and they will come is the adage.

And so it ap­plies to the miss­ing link in the Perth to Fre­man­tle bi­cy­cle path that now fin­ishes at Grant Street.

While the new State Gov­ern­ment may have some nerves about spend­ing in an area not known for sup­port­ing it, what is clear is that cy­clists are vot­ers of all per­sua­sions.

The very lack of an ef­fec­tive route should be some­thing the Gov­ern­ment could crow about fin­ish­ing. It’s a po­ten­tially im­por­tant route for tourists who are sup­posed to be the state’s eco­nomic saviours and truck­ies could be roped in to re­joic­ing about not hav­ing cy­clists along­side their be­he­moths at Eric Street bridge.

How­ever, the real nut to crack is the path’s Cottes­loe-north Fre­man­tle link. It’s time de­ci­sion-mak­ers got on their bikes and solved that be­fore a com­mut­ing or school stu­dent cy­clist gets in­jured or killed on Curtin Av­enue or Port Beach Road.

Jon Bas­sett, Re­porter

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