PLANS for cycling infrastructure upgrades near schools in Cockburn have been put on the backburner.
Twelve months ago, the State Government offered $3m so that a number of projects identified in the Department of Transport’s 2015 Cycling Imagineering Workshop report could be implemented.
There were about 30 improvement areas identified across Perth.
Among ideas for Cockburn were improvements to cycling and walking connections at Phoenix Primary School, Bibra Lake Primary School and Perth Waldorf School.
At the time, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the DoT was close to reaching agreements with several local governments.
A year on, the minister, and information in the recent state budget, revealed the $3m would not be spent on connections to Cockburn schools.
“This funding has been put towards the planning and development of Western Australia’s first three bicycle boulevards in the Cities of Bayswater, Belmont and Vincent,” Mr Nalder said.