The City of Gosnells wants more residents to hop on their bikes, with a new Bicycle Plan approved by Council this month.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the document would guide the City’s investment in cycling and shared path infrastructure over the next 10 years.

“It is important we make sure the City is a great place for people on bikes, with a safe, well-connected cycling network for everyone in the community to enjoy,” she said.

“Cycling encourages residents to be more physically active and connect with services and other people in our community, and can reduce emissions and pressure on our road network.”

Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire welcomed the completion of the bike plan, which was jointly funded by the City and the Department of Transport.

“Bikes give us easy, healthy travel, free of traffic jams, and this plan sets the priorities for making our bike network safer and better,” he said.

“Our network already caters for all bike riding levels, from people riding to the shops to people training for the Tour de France.

“The four Western Australians in this year’s Tour all ride through Gosnells during the summer months.

“We want the experience of every rider to be a pleasure.”

A central part of the document is a 10-year action plan that includes:

• Upgrades and extensions to the high-quality local path network along the Canning and Southern Rivers
• Completion of the shared path network through Gosnells along the Armadale to Perth rail corridor
• Gaps in the City’s long-term Cycle Network to be completed as a priority
• A focus on the provision of supporting infrastructure such as wayfinding and secure bicycle parking
• Promotion of cycling in the community

The plan was developed with extensive input from the community through information sessions, online surveys and public comment submissions.

Click here to view the plan.