Loftus Street bicycle path - safer for cyclists

Published: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 at 11:04:28 AM

The City of Vincent is pleased to announce plans for new bike lanes to be constructed along Loftus Street to increase safety for cyclists and improve cycling connections to and from this major road.

The new bike lanes will cost approximately $420,000 and will be jointly funded by the City of Vincent and the State Government, through the WA Bicycle Network Grants Scheme, with the City and State each contributing $210,000 towards the project.

“At the City of Vincent, we want to make our streets greener, safer, more liveable and easier to get around for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“Many cyclists use Loftus Street for their daily commute or to connect to key Vincent destinations. The new bicycle lanes will improve north-south connections and better integrate with east-west cycle routes.”

“The new infrastructure will also connect to the new Bike Boulevard on Shakespeare, Scott, Bourke and Richmond Streets to be delivered later this year,” said Mayor Cole.

The project will include the construction of bicycle lanes on both sides of Loftus Street between Vincent and Richmond Streets, including a 1.6 metre wide separated path southbound and a 3 metre wide shared path on the northbound side which will travel through Keith Frame Reserve and connect to Richmond St.

In addition to increasing safety for cyclists, the project aims to improve cycling connections to and from Vincent destinations, such as Leederville Town Centre, Vincent Library and Local History Centre, Leederville train station, Leederville Oval, Beatty Park Leisure Centre, Leederville TAFE and Aranmore Catholic College.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with the State Government to deliver this valuable project to our community. Our teams will soon be developing concept plans for the project and consulting with nearby residents and landowners before finalising a design and commencing works,” said Mayor Cole.

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