Construction of a new shared path along Kings Park Road is officially underway, to create a more inviting and safer street to walk, wheel and ride.
The new path will run along the length of Kings Park Road, inside the park land, from Thomas Street to Fraser Avenue, and connect with the existing shared path along Harvest Terrace.
Due to be finished by the end of the year, the $2 million project is being funded by the Federal and State Governments and delivered by the City of Perth as part of the Perth City Deal.
The path has been designed in close collaboration and with the assistance of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, with a focus on maintaining the natural vegetation.
Federal Member for Perth Patrick Gorman said this is another step towards a more sustainable city.
“The new shared path along Kings Park Road will enable more people to walk or cycle directly into the heart of our city,” Mr Gorman said.
“For families in my electorate, this new shared use pathway provides another avenue to safely travel to Kings Park.
“For commuters, this new path will encourage more sustainable travel to and from the CBD, and less congestion on our roads.
“The Australian Government is proud to support this initiative to make our city safer, more connected and more sustainable.”
Western Australian Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the new shared path would form part of Perth’s rapidly growing shared path network.
“Allowing people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, wheel and ride is a key focus of the State Government.
“This new shared path will not only provide a safe, high-quality connection for accessing the city by walking or riding, it will also allow people to connect with spectacular Kings Park, enjoying its wonderful flora and fauna.
“Our government will be investing more than $300 million over the coming four years to significantly expand our shared path network, including more than 221 kilometres of new cycling infrastructure, which will enable and encourage the uptake of active travel use by people of all ages and abilities.
“Investing in riding and walking infrastructure is one way that we are creating a Western Australia where active travel is a safer, more convenient and accepted mode of transport.”
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the shared path will significantly improve the safety, connectivity and vibrancy of the city.
“We’ve taken a significant step towards our city’s sustainable future with the commencement of this project,” Mr Zempilas said.
“More workers and visitors will be encouraged to walk, run, cycle or scoot from Thomas Street right through to the heart of the CBD.
“It’s good for the environment, it’s fantastic for businesses, but most importantly, it’s a win for commuters looking for a safe and scenic route to travel to and from the city.”
Full details of projects being delivered through the Perth City Deal can be found at www.infrastructure.gov.au/cities/city-deals/perth
28 July 2023
- Federal Member for Perth Patrick Gorman – Anna Churack, Anna.Churack@am.pm.gov.au 0448 362 840
- Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti – Ben Hennessy Ben.Hennessy@dpc.wa.gov.au 0447 720 974
- City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas – Hannah Marcuson email@example.com 0417 228 103
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