New cycling network planned for Wanneroo

January 12, 2019 by  

The safety of cyclists in Wangara and throughout the City of Wanneroo is set to be vastly improved in a new cycle plan recently sanctioned by the local council.

The City of Wanneroo’s cycle plan, which is estimated to cost $13 million, will see the construction of 46km of paths for cyclists over the next four years, stretching between Two Rocks and Koondoola. In addition, line-markings and upgrades will be administered to 35km of current cycling paths.

The move will also provide an opportunity to fast track construction of a number of links which are currently missing, in Yellagonga Regional Park, between Mindarie to Burns Beach and to Yanchep National Park.

According to Mayor Tracey Roberts, the cycle plan was devised to create a more bicycle-friendly environment and a safer cycle network that will link to future and present transport nodes, adding:

“It will also connect many of the City’s wonderful natural attractions and popular shopping and entertainment destinations. Once complete, the City’s cycle network will provide City of Wanneroo residents with the opportunity to replace their current primary mode of transport with cycling.”

Interested residents can get a copy of the cycle plan which is available on the council website. Printing services can be used by organisations that wish to provide the local community with information about ongoing projects.

The plan will be delivered in a number of phases with the first being the establishment of cycle networks citywide.