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SWAN RIVER RSP WORKS – East Perth

Swan River Recreational Shared Path Works – East Perth

Works are due to commence late-September 2019 to construct a new shared path around the boundary of the Waterbank development site. These works will include the realignment of the existing cycle path between the Causeway underpass along the river to Trinity Avenue.

There will be minimal impact to access for path users along the route, however, please be aware of changed conditions and follow the directions of signage at all times.

Path user access will be maintained throughout the programme of works.

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FREMANTLE BIKE PLAN 2019-24

Fremantle Bike Plan 2019-24 – adopted by Council 28 August 2019

On 28 August 2019, the Fremantle Bike Plan 2019-24 was adopted by the City of Fremantle Council. Thanks to those who provided feedback. Below is a summary of the details about the City of Fremantle’s Bike Plan 2019-24, consultation process, including how your feedback has influenced the final.

Consultation

Phase 1

In 2018, the City asked the community to share your experiences riding in and around Fremantle to inform the Bike Plan Review. 

  • 109 surveys were completed and 38 people placed 215 pins on the ‘map my ride’ tool identifying where riding was good, bad and improvement ideas.
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BIKE SHELTER UPGRADE PROGRAM

Public Transport Authority Bike Shelter Upgrade Program – January to June 2019

Updated 13 September 2019

Between January and June 2019, nine stations across the Transperth network received upgrades to their bike shelter facilities, adding more than 350 further bike parking spaces at train stations. The total number of bike parking spaces available is now more than 3600, with 70 per cent of these spaces contained within secure Lock ‘n’ Ride bike shelters. the January – June 2019 program

This stage of the program saw the construction of new shelters at Cannington, Victoria Park, Meltham, Clarkson, and Wellard stations. The program included building new shelters, extending existing shelters, and fit-out upgrades to install high-density bike racks, allowing more ...

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WA Startup Tiller Rides

Fremantle startup leading global e-bike revolution

Fremantle startup Tiller Rides has designed a cutting-edge e-bike for urban riders wanting a
healthy, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to travel around their city. They’ve
recently launched an ambitious equity crowdfunding bid on Birchal, to raise up to $3 million
to set up production and meet demand for its Roadster e-bike.

Co-founder of Tiller Rides, Julian Ilich, is a designer, engineer, and behavioural change
expert. His team has been road testing six beta bikes on Perth streets for the past four
months and has already pre-sold more than 100 Roadsters.

“After two years of customer research, design, engineering, prototyping and testing, we’ve
created an e-bike well beyond anything else offered in ...

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AusCycling – WestCycle Position Statement

Recently there has been a range of communication in relation to AusCycling. “AusCycling” refers the desire of Sport Australia and the three National Sporting Organisations to ‘unify’ the sport of cycling across Australia into a single entity and centralise all administration, control and future funding in a central office. On the 18th of September Sport Australian and the three National organisations will hold a roadshow in Perth and we strongly encourage people to attend to gain a full understanding of the proposal.

WestCycle’s Board, management and representatives of the Western Australian State Government and WA’s cycling community have discussed the “AusCycling” concept at considerable length in recent months.

WestCycle supports the amalgamation of cycling at a National ...

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MINIMUM PASSING DISTANCE LAW SURVEY

Minimum Passing Distance Law Survey – Closes 27 September 2019

On behalf of the Road Safety Commission, Cardno has released the fourth and final public survey as part of a two-year evaluation to gauge awareness and compliance with the law that is designed to improve safety for cyclists and encourage safe sharing of the roads by all road users.

AIl road users are encouraged to complete this 3-minute survey. If you have participated in the previous surveys, it is encouraged that you complete this survey once more to help identify any trends in your experiences of passing interactions over time. 

To complete the survey please visit:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/04MPDsurvey

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MORLEY ACTIVITY CENTRE STREETSCAPE PLAN

Morley Activity Centre Streetscape Plan Consultation – Closes 10 September 2019

The City of Bayswater is seeking feedback on the key aspects of the draft Morley Activity Centre Streetscape Plan.

The Morley Activity Centre Streetscape Plan aims to provide the City of Bayswater with a consistent concept for implementing future streetscape works throughout the Morley Activity Centre.

To summarise, the draft plan identifies opportunities to create more usable, people first, public spaces, that could include:

  • Pedestrian and cycle priority to streets in city core. This would include safe and dedicated bike paths ...
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KWINANA FWY PSP DIVERSION – South Perth

Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path Diversion (Canning Highway, Como and the Narrows Bridge, South Perth) – 18 February to November 2019

Updated 30 August 2019

Detours of the Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path between Canning Highway, Como and the Narrows Bridge, South Perth will commence 18 February 2019 to allow the construction of the Smart Freeways Project. Phase 2 of the detour is planned to commence on 2 September 2019.

Main Roads WA are delivering Perth’s first Smart Freeway and creating an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge. Smart technology will be used to open and close traffic lanes in the event of an incident and adjust speed limits to get more ...

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE PERTH A BIKE-FRIENDLY CITY

Earlier this year, we shared a series of articles that featured cities from around the world that have transformed into bike-friendly cities. The purpose of the Bike Friendly Cities series was to inspire Western Australia and particularly the City of Perth to #InvestInCycling.

From the largest of cities such as New York, to more Perth-sized cities such as Austin and Davis, there are many recent examples of cities that are finding ways to transform their built environments to create safe, liveable and vibrant places to work, recreate and live by encouraging more of its residents to cycle. 

In total, nine bike-friendly cities in this series were featured. If you haven’t had ...

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WANNEROO RD – OCEAN REEF RD INTERCHANGE WORKS – Wanneroo

Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road Interchange (Wanneroo) Works – Advanced Notice

Works are underway on the Wanneroo Road Ocean Reef Road Interchange.  This project will grade separate the existing signalised intersection, providing improvements to safety and commuting times in the area.  Improvements to on-road and off-road cycling also form part of the scope of this project and further details will be available to share soon.

In the short term, conditions are changing regularly within the site to accommodate the works.  Traffic management is being deployed which closes existing shoulders, and some footpath and shared path closures and local diversions are also in place.  Please take care when approaching the site and watch ...

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TONKIN HWY PSP CONSTRUCTION – Bayswater to Muchea

Tonkin Highway Principal Shared Path Construction – Bayswater to Muchea

Updated 17 August 2019

Central Section – Reid Hwy to Ellenbrook – Completed 17 August 2019

On 17 August 2019, the central section of the Tonkin Highway Principal Shared Path was opened, extending the southern section by a further 16km to Mitre Bend in Ellenbrook.

This PSP is four metres wide and totally separated from road traffic providing pedestrians and cyclists with a safe, high-quality and healthy transport option as part of the NorthLink WA project.

Travelling through a number of underpasses, the path continues with no crossings at traffic lights. A new overpass at Sewell Crt was also constructed to connect to the Reid Highway ...

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PRESIDENT’S CUP HANDICAP RACE REPORT

By Nick Cowie

Last Saturday was the annual President’s Cup Handicap run over six laps of the 8.7-kilometre Casuarina circuit. Unlike graded racing were riders race against riders of similar ability. A handicap has all riders racing together, with their start time based on their ability. If the handicapper gets it right all riders should finish together.

The last group of riders to start is known as scratch, in the past, they have completed the 52 kilometres in a little over one hour and ten minutes averaging close to 45 kilometres an hour. Which means all the riders ...

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WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO THE DWELLINGUP 100
Dwellingup 100 Competition Terms and Conditions
1. An entrant into the draw is required to ‘Like’ the designated post on WestCycle’s Facebook page, tag someone they wish to ride the event with and subscribe to WestCycle’s email newsletter
2. If an entrant is already subscribed to WestCycle’s email newsletter they will only need to ‘Like’ the Facebook post noted in point 1 and tag their riding partner
3. One winner will be drawn at random and notified by 1 September 2019
4. The winner will be contacted via email, a valid email address is required to enter the draw
5. The competition runs from 15 August 2019 – 1 September 2019 inclusive
6. The winner is entitled to two (2) entries ...
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NATIONALS DEVELOPMENT CAMP

Last weekend, the beautiful town of Dwellingup played host to some of W.A’s brightest junior cycling talent for WestCycle’s Nationals Development Camp. A group of 11 juniors, which consisted of a mix of U15 & U17 athletes with an eye on the upcoming Junior National Road Championships, were led by WestCycle’s Talent Development Coordinator Jethro Nagle. Jethro was supported by 5 parent volunteers who were instrumental in ensuring a successful weekend for all. Here is Jethro’s report.

Day one:

Saturday began on a nostalgic note, whereupon collecting the keys for the accommodation, I realised I had attended the very same place for my year 7 primary school camp not so long ago, time flies!. The group arrived around 10:30 am and got to ...

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2019 WA JUNIOR ROAD TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2019 WA Junior State Road Team has been selected by the WA State Selection Panel. Below are the athletes selected to represent WA in the 2019 Junior Road Nationals in September.

U15 Boys

  • Nick Bolt
  • Finlay McRobbie

U15 Girls

  • Zara Williamson
  • Sally Carter
  • Isabella Commons

U17 Boys

  • Joshua Commons
  • John Carter
  • Mathew Connan
  • Calum Milne

U17 Girls

  • Emily Wiggins
  • Jessica Waldron
  • Phoebe Sharpe

Team Manager: Jethro Nagle

Team Coach: Brad Hall

Congratulations to all those selected. Selection into the state team is a testament to the hours of training the athletes have put in on and off the bike and highlights their ability to execute effective tactics and/or strength on race day.

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FREMANTLE RAILWAY PSP CONSTRUCTION

Fremantle Railway Principal Shared Path – Stages 1 and 2 (Grant Street to Victoria Street Station) Complete

Updated 12 August 2019

On 12 August 2019, stages 1 and 2 of the Fremantle Railway Principal Shared Path (PSP) that extends the PSP along the Fremantle railway line from Grant Street to Victoria St Station was officially opened.

The 2.8-kilometre project will significantly improve connectivity and safety for local residents and visitors within the Town of Cottesloe.

Minor works and landscaping will continue in the area over the coming weeks.

The project will also feature a bicycle counter, new lighting, wayfinding signs, pavement markings and landscaping to complement the four-metre-wide PSP, which will provide ample space ...

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MELTHAM STN BIKE SHELTER NOW OPEN

Meltham Station Bike Shelter Now Open

As part of the Bayswater Station Upgrade project a new Lock ‘n’ Ride bike shelter has been installed at Meltham Station.

The new bike shelter has 24 spaces available for Transperth passengers to store their bikes before they catch the train from Meltham Station.

The bike shelter is located to the south of the station along Whatley Crescent, next to the western pedestrian level crossing.

To register for free access to store your bike in the Meltham Station bike shelter visit the Transperth website.

Every train now stops at Meltham Station
As of 21 July 2019, express train patterns ceased on ...

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TRAFALGAR BRIDGE REJUVENATION PROJECT

Trafalgar Bridge Rejuvenation Project Consultation

The City of Perth is seeking input on the schedule for replacing the ageing timber decking on the Trafalgar Bridge.

Two options are proposed for the replacement of the bridge decking.

  • Option 1 – The full deck is replaced during the 2019-2020 financial year. During the construction phase the bridge will be closed to the public for approximately 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Option 2 – The works will be undertaken as staged works where 50% of the deck is replaced during the 2019-2020 financial year and the remaining the following year. The bridge will be closed for approximately 3 to 4 weeks ...
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CLAIRE TYRRELL TALKS WESTCYCLE ROAD AND TRACK

Road and track cycling are integral to the fabric of WA’s bicycle riding community.

The State’s picturesque roads, extensive principal shared path network and world-class velodrome attract hundreds of thousands of riders each year.

The State has also been the breeding ground for some of the world’s best cyclists, including world and national champions Cameron Meyer and Luke Durbridge.

WestCycle is amplifying its focus on these disciplines as part of its new structure.

The winding up of CycleSport WA at the start of the year saw the birth of WestCycle Road and Track.

WestCycle chief executive Matt Fulton described this transition as a logical step for the organisation.

“At a day to day level this hasn’t impacted us greatly because we ...

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CITY PLANNING STRATEGY RECOGNISES THAT PERTH NEEDS TO PRIORITISE HIGH-QUALITY CYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The City of Perth recently released its draft City Planning Strategy that WestCycle has recently reviewed.

The City Planning Strategy is one of the key guiding documents for the growth of the City over the next 10-15 years. It lays the foundation for the effective planning management and delivery of world-class transport, infrastructure, facilities, places and spaces.

It is pleasing to see that the Strategy will “Prioritise the ongoing delivery of high quality and efficiently networked cycle infrastructure” and recognises that the City of Perth’s Cycle Plan 2029 (now 7 years old) requires a review.

This draft Strategy suggests that as part of the review, ...

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WA STATE JUNIOR ITT AND ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE REPORT

By Nick Cowie

The Peel District Cycling Club in conjunction with WestCycle ran the WA State Junior ITT and Road Race Championships. With junior from as far afield as Esperance and Albany racing on the closed-circuit at the Kwinana Motorplex.

In the time trial, it was Campbell McDowell taking the win in the under 11s followed by Hamish McGillivray. In 13 boys it was Sam Washington taking the gold, with Fraser McRobbie second and Ryan Death third. In the under 13 girls it was Fay Wiggins with the win, with Rachel Yeo David second and Romy Taylor third.

In the under 15 boys ITT Nick Bolt was first, Thomas Alexander second and ...

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WA JUNIOR STATE ROAD TEAM- HEAD COACH

WA Junior State Road Team – Head Coach 

Ahead of this weekends Junior road & ITT State Championships and, looking ahead to September for the Junior Road Nationals, WestCycle would like to introduce the newly appointed WA State Junior Road Coach for our junior road cyclists. Welcome, Brad Hall.

Over the last few months, WestCycle and Brad Hall have been working hard on building an exciting and completely fresh academy package to be rolled out for our juniors very soon. Stay tuned!

WA Junior State Selection Panel

WestCycle is also pleased to announce the state selection committee tasked with selecting this year’s members of the WA State Junior Road ...

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STATE ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY FOR WA CONSULTATION

State Road Safety Strategy For WA Consultation – June to September 2019

The Road Safety Council is calling on all West Australians to contribute towards the future of road safety as it drafts a new strategy for the State Government to consider. As part of the development of a new road safety strategy for WA, a three-month consultation period will allow you the opportunity to consider the latest research and provide informed and constructive feedback that will contribute to the development of the strategy, making a difference for decades to come.

If we are to achieve zero death or serious injuries on our roads, we need to talk about all of our options. ...

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HOW CAN OUR SCHOOLS ACHIEVE ZERO?
22 July 2019

As thousands of students go back to school this week and motorists are reminded to slow down in school zones, it is timely to consider what other road safety improvements can ensure that no student is injured while travelling to and from school.

Six school children, aged between four and 18 years, were injured in crashes in school zones in WA in 2018. Using the safe system principles, how do we achieve zero?

In 2018, WestCycle attended the Active Transport Leaders Forum, led by We Ride Australia and hosted by the Department of Transport and RAC. Alongside New York Transportation Alternatives Director ...

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RACE REPORT PDCC ROAD RACE SERPENTINE

By Nick Cowie

Last weekend saw the Peel District Cycling Club race at Serpentine Saturday afternoon and the West Coast Masters Cycling Council race the Dog Hill circuit at Baldivis Sunday morning.

On Saturday a four riders breakaway formed in A grade on the second of eight laps of the almost nine-kilometre circuit. The four riders stayed away as the bunch splintered behind. In the run to the line and early attack by Luke Pledger saw him take the win, with Wade Longworth second and Colin Rose third.

B grade saw a stop-start race, as riders attacked, the bunch let ...

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VINCENT ST ON-RAMP SHARED PATH DIVERSION – Leederville

Vincent Street On-Ramp Shared Path Diversion (Richmond to Stamford Street, Leederville) – Late July 2019 to September 2019

Detours of the Vincent Street On-Ramp Shared Path between Richmond and Stamford Streets in Leederville will commence from Late-July 2019 for approximately 3 months to allow the construction of sound walls as part of the Mitchell Freeway Southbound Widening Project. This closure will only have minimal impacts on north-south thoroughfare of the Mitchell Freeway PSP.

Temporary signs showing the detour route will be located at the shared path entry points and will remain in place for the duration of the detours. Directional signage will guide cyclists through the detour route. The effectiveness and ...

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VICTORIA SQUARE BIKE LANE CLOSURE – Perth

Victoria Square Bike Lane Closure – Perth – Starting 1 July 2019

Updated 12 July 2019

The bike lane around St Mary’s Cathedral will be closed on 1 July 2019 and works in the area are expected to take around four weeks. The work includes: erecting safety fencing, service locating, excavating, laying the new pipe, connecting the new pipe to existing services, backfilling and reinstatement post construction.

Since July 2016, Water Corporation’s Pipe for Perth program has been proactively replacing ageing 3.2km water mains across metropolitan Perth, including City of Perth.

Detours and on-site ...

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WANNEROO RD & JOONDALUP DRV INTERSECTION CLOSURE

Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Intersection Closure – 12 July to 15 July 2019 – Date Confirmed

Updated 12 July 2019

After a delay, the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive will be closed from 8pm Friday 12 July 2019 to 5am 15 July 2019 to allow construction crews to replace with existing traffic signals with a temporary roundabout ready for stage 2 of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange Project.

These works are to allow construction crews to replace with existing traffic signals with a temporary roundabout ready for stage 2 of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange Project.

On-road bike riders will be able to ...

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MIDLAND CYCLE CLUB- CHIDLOW TWO

The second part of the two race Chidlow series will be held on Sunday the 21st of July. The two-race series is presented by the Midland Cycling Club and is a flow-on from the previous years events held in Pickering Brook and from 2018 on the popular Chidlow circuit.

The first round of the series was held on the 16th of June and the winners on the day included Jacob Warman and Amanda Nabi in their respective A grade categories plus, Ahmad Fleyfel, Sam Knight, Thomas Kammermann and Hayden Ivins in the male events and Jo Milward, Sally Carter and Emily Washington in the ...

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WA JUNIOR TRAINING SESSION
Due to scheduled maintenance, the track at the Midland SpeedDome is closed this week. To ensure there would still be some training available for the WA juniors, WestCycle & WAIS developed an initiative to run two training sessions for junior road and track cyclists on the outdoor criterium circuit at the SpeedDome. Many will remember the circuit from the previous races that were once held there. On Tuesday, it proved to be an excellent venue for junior training!
 
WAIS head coach Matt Crampton and WestCycle Talent Development Coordinator Jethro Nagle took ...
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RACE REPORT PDCC ROAD RACE CASUARINA

By Nick Cowie

The 90 riders racing last Saturday with the Peel District Cycling Club at Casuarina started in the rain and wind. While the rain stopped shortly after the start, the wind remained a constant challenge for the riders, causing problems for smaller groups and individuals.

E grade rode together until the third lap when the bunch split in two. It was the youngest rider racing Campbell McDowell taking the reduced bunch sprint from the second youngest rider Vanessa Baker, with Michelle Baker third.

A fast first lap saw the D grade bunch halved in number, again it was junior riders taking out the first two places in the ...

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KWINANA FWY PSP DIVERSION – PHASE 5 – Aubin Grove to North Lake

Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path Diversion (Phase 5 – Aubin Grove Station to Hope Road, North Lake) – Late June 2019 to December 2019.

Phase 5 of the Kwinana Principal Shared Path detours between Aubin Grove Station to Hope Road, North Lake, will incorporate and replace the Phase 4 detours starting late-June.

BMD Constructions and the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance (MRIA), on behalf of Main Roads WA, are widening the Kwinana Freeway between Russell Road and Farrington Road, North Lake, providing an extra northbound lane over 8km, noise walls and widening and upgrades to Principal Shared Paths (PSP) along the western side of this section of Freeway.

The fifth phase of PSP ...

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CLAIRE TYRRELL TALKS WESTCYCLE AND MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain-biking is one of the world’s fastest growing sports and WA has become a hotspot for the popular activity.

The runaway success of Margaret River’s annual Cape to Cape mountain-bike stage exemplifies the immense popularity of the sport for locals and tourists alike.

Trails in Kalamunda, Jarrahdale, Busselton, Pemberton, Albany and Karratha are visited by hundreds of thousands of riders each year.

Recent government investment in trails in the State’s south, including an unprecedented $10 million into Collie and $8.5 million in Dwellingup, highlight the importance of mountain-biking to the State.

But the continual challenge of keeping up with demand for trail infrastructure is compounded by a lack of resources at industry level.

WestCycle chief executive Matt Fulton said the ...

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PDCC NORTH DANDALUP HANDICAP RACE REPORT

Race Report by Nick Cowie

Saturday saw the running of the Peel District Cycling Club’s North Dandalup Handicap. It is a unique race on the club’s race calendar as it is a handicap, with riders starting at different times based on their abilities. The handicap begins with a five-kilometre climb, which has a big impact on tactics, strong climbers can leave their starting group on the climb and try to ...

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DRAFT FREMANTLE BIKE PLAN CONSULTATION

Draft Fremantle Bike Plan Consultation – Closes 1 July 2019

The City of Fremantle is seeking feedback on its Draft Bike Plan before it is finalised and presented to Council for endorsement. Feedback closes 1 July 2019

In 2018, the City asked you to share your experiences riding in and around Fremantle to inform the Bike Plan Review. This input has been incorporated into the draft Bike Plan in three main ways:

  1. Nine ‘projects in the pipeline’ which are under consideration, subject to budget and approvals, and include route and cycling infrastructure improvements (see page 9).
  2. Staged planning and design process proposed for new and ...
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METTAMS POOL CONSULTATION – Trigg

Mettams Pool Consultation – Trigg

The City of Stirling is seeking your feedback on what you value about Mettams Pool, its facilities and amenity including its ‘street level’ activity. For bike riders who use either the shared path or West Coast Drive, it is important to provide the City with your feedback by attending the Community Forum on 6 July 2019 or completing the Online Survey by 16 June 2019

Mettams Pool has been identified as highly vulnerable to immediate and future coastal erosion.

The City of Stirling is investigating a range of coastal engineering options for Mettams Pool. Your feedback will help to shape the assessment of ...

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COACHING COURSES

Cycling Australia offers two pathways to consider when deciding to become a coach, the Performance & Participation streams.

The Performance stream caters for those specifically interested in the performance side of coaching, starting at the club and junior level through to elite level competition. For example, this stream is relevant to those wanting to work with beginner cyclists starting off at their local club training session and/or progressing towards working with athlete/s who are targeting State or National level competition.

The participation stream focuses more specifically on developing basic cycling skills across each discipline and teaching safe riding practices. This could include school teachers looking to deliver lessons for their ...

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RACE REPORT PDCC SERPENTINE RACE

By Nick Cowie

Last Saturday afternoon saw the Peel District Cycling Club race at Serpentine. While the races started with the sun shining, it was not long before the forecast rain hit which together with the strong winds making the conditions extremely difficult. 

With a smaller than usual field, A grade did not risk letting a breakaway go, riders would attack, get a small gap, but they were quickly be brought back. In the bunch sprint, it was Oliver Bleddyn first, James Derrick second and Adrian Pahl third.

With the slighter larger field in B grade, a pattern formed a breakaway would form and the bunch would slowly reel ...

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GOLDFIELDS CYCLASSIC WRAP

Last weekend riders from all over the state (and Australia) ventured to Kalgoorlie for the Goldfields Cyclassic. As usual Eastern Goldfields Cycle Club did not disappoint, putting on an incredible weekend of racing and fun for all involved.

As the riders arrived in Kalgoorlie they were transported to the basketball stadium for registration and to prepare their bikes, bodies, and minds for the long day ahead. Stage one was the challenging Menzies Classic. The riders were called into the stadium for the race briefing and the all-important handicaps. The first group of D graders rolled to the line just before the traditional starting time of 10:10 am. The gun ...

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CLAIRE TYRRELL TALKS WESTCYCLE

Claire Tyrrell 

Bike riders come from all walks of life and there are as many opinions about the future direction of the activity as there are two-wheeled enthusiast.

Though a common goal among most who enjoy riding is to get more people on bikes, competing interests of those who represent different facets of cycling has at times hindered its growth.

It is no secret the challenge of increasing participation is compounded in Australia, where the public perception of people on bikes isn’t always positive.

These issues and more led to the development of WestCycle – the State’s peak body for cycling.

If you ride a bike and ...

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MOUNT STREET BRIDGE DIVERSION – Perth

Mount Street Bridge Diversion – Perth – 6 May to Late September 2019

Updated 19 August 2019

The Mount Street Bridge will be closed from 6 May to Late September 2019  to allow Main Roads WA to undertake refurbishment works.

The work involves replacing the central mast and stay wires, application of protective and anti-graffiti coating, reinforcement of the balustrade and installation of feature lighting to the new mast and LED strip lighting.

Replacement of mast and stay wires will require the Mount Street Pedestrian Bridge to be closed from Monday 6 May to Friday 16 August 2019. Detours will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists.

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LAKE JOONDALUP SHARED PATH DIVERSION – Wanneroo

Lake Joondalup Shared Path Diversion – Wanneroo – May to July 2019

The shared path on the eastern side of Lake Joondalup, Wanneroo from Scenic Drive to Ashley Road will be closed from May 2019 to July 2019  to allow the Water Corporation to build part of its 13km pipeline from its Beenyup Facility.

To safely install the pipeline, access to the footpath that runs from the western boundary of the Drovers complex to the rear of the complex and through bushland and pine plantation to Donnelly Park will be closed. The nearby Wanneroo Road path (see below) will provide access during the detours.

Access to the Drovers ...

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2019 GOLDFIELDS CYCLASSIC & COMMUNITY CHALLENGE RIDERS’ GUIDE

Dear Cyclassic and Community Challenge participants,

On behalf of the Eastern Goldfields Cycling Club Inc I would like to welcome you to the Northern Goldfields and thank you for entering the 2019 Goldfields Cyclassic and Community Challenge. We are looking forward to seeing you and to hosting another memorable event.   Here’s hoping for sunny and warm weather conditions for both days with safe and exciting racing.

All relevant details about the weekend are available on the website http://www.cyclassic.com.au  Please take the time to familiarise yourself with that information.  Here are some important points to note:

Race Officials

The Race Officials for the event are:

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RACE REPORT- HENK VOGELS CYCLING FOUNDATION PEEL JUNIOR TOUR AND PEEL WOMENS TOUR

Race report by Nick Cowie.

Saturday saw the running of the Henk Vogels Cycling Foundation Peel Junior Tour and Peel Women’s Tour at the Motorplex. The race consisted of three separate events, a single 4.7-kilometre lap prologue time trial, a road race of between 3 and 10 laps depending on age and grade of the same circuit and finishing with five minutes plus one lap criterium on a short 600-metre circuit.  The winners were decided on their positions in all three races.

In the under 13 category, Sam Washington won all three events to take the overall. Dakota Sime was not far behind in all three, to take the ...

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JOONDALUP DR PATH DIVERSION – Wanneroo

Joondalup Drive Path Diversion (Drovers Place, Wanneroo to St Stephens Crescent, Tapping) – 28 November 2018 to March 2020

UPDATED 23 MAY 2019

The paths along Joondalup Drive, Wanneroo will be closed from west of Wanneroo Road to St Stephens Crescent. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to divert via Clarkson Avenue and St Stephens Crescent using the footpath. Other streets in this area will be open, however, they do not incorporate off-road footpaths.

By the end of January 2019, works will be well underway on the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange project. Early works which involved the location of services are nearly complete, and fences and temporary pedestrian paths have started to be ...

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WELLINGTON ST WORKS – Perth

Wellington Street Works – Perth – 18 May to July 2019

UPDATED 17 MAY 2019

Between 18 May and early July 2019, essential infrastructure works will take place on Wellington Street to facilitate future connection of essential services to the Perth City Link development.

These works will occur in two stages.

While lane closures and traffic diversions will be in place during this time with works occurring in two stages, there will be no impact on the Wellington Street Bicycle Lane and the shared path adjacent to the Perth Arena.

Please be aware that:

  • Left turn movements for Milligan Street/RAC Arena from Wellington Street east will be detoured via Telethon Avenue.
  • Telethon ...
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REID HWY UNDERPASS PROPOSED CLOSURE CONSULTATION – Caversham

Reid Highway Underpass Proposed Closure Consultation – Caversham

Main Roads WA’s contractor Decmil, is seeking feedback on a proposal that would see the underpass that links Grandis Road, in Dayton, and Arthur Street in Caversham closed until mid-2020.

The closure would allow construction works to be undertaken as part of the Reid Highway Widening and extension of the Reid Highway Principal Shared Path (see https://westcycle.org.au/reid-hwy-psp-extension-2019/) in a safe manner, by limiting interaction between construction machinery and personnel and pedestrians and cyclists.

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SUCCESS HILL PSP CONSULTATION – Bassendean

Success Hill to Railway Parade Principal Shared Path Consultation – Feedback closes 20 May 2019

The Department of Transport, Main Roads WA and the Town of Bassendean are seeking community feedback on three proposed alignments for the Success Hill to Railway Parade PSP. The feedback period will be open until Monday 20 May 2019, after which responses to the community surveys will be collated and used to inform the implementation of this project.

There are three proposed alignment options to review and feedback is sought so you can ...

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CENTRAL AREA CYCLE LINKS CONSULTATION – Albany

Central Area Cycle Link – Concept Design Consultation – Feedback closes 9 May 2019

In 2014, the City of Albany published the Cycle City Albany 2014-2019 Strategy.  As part of this strategy, the City has produced the Central Area Cycle Links Concept Design to provide an off-road solution through the Albany central area.

Prior to proceeding to the final design stage, the City is seeking your feedback.  Please contact Justine Haigh, Senior Project Administrator, via email at justineh@albany.wa.gov.au by no later than 9 May 2019.

For more information:

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KALAMUNDA RD CONSULTATION – High Wycombe

Kalamunda Road (between Abernethy Road and Roe Highway, High Wycombe) Consultation – Survey closes 13 May 2019

As part of long term planning for the City of Kalamunda’s transport network, the City is seeking input from the community on the direction of future upgrades for Kalamunda Road between Abernethy Road and Roe Highway, High Wycombe.

The aim of the community engagement process, including this survey, is to ensure stakeholders’ concerns and aspirations are reflected in the options developed to improve Kalamunda Road between Abernethy Road and Roe Highway.

Your feedback will help inform how Kalamunda Road between Abernethy Road and Roe Highway will look in the future.

Take the ...

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NEW FREMANTLE TRAFFIC BRIDGE FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

New Fremantle Traffic Bridge – Announcement

On 22 April 2019, the McGowan Government announced that it has included $230 million for the to construction a new Fremantle Traffic Bridge in the upcoming State Budget. The new bridge will also allow the opportunity to extend the Fremantle Railway Principal Shared Path to Fremantle with the inclusion of modern standard cycling and pedestrian facilities.

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge over the Swan River, originally built in 1938 as a temporary structure, is finally set to be rebuilt after the State Government successfully pitched the project to the Commonwealth Government for a funding contribution.

The State Government has met with the City of Fremantle and will ...

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AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BWA & WESTCYCLE

Bicycling Western Australia (BWA) and WestCycle are very pleased to announce that recently the Board of BWA met to discuss the best future direction of their organisation for their Members and it was decided that they would pursue and endorse a merger with WestCycle.

Having both the peak body and Western Australia’s largest cycling membership organisation merge together under the WestCycle banner is an exciting advancement for BWA Members and the entire Western Australia riding community.

This decision sets a strong platform that puts the riding community first and foremost in creating a single entity to represent their voice, alongside opportunities to create a more efficient governance and management model resulting in better outcomes for people riding ...

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LOFTUS ST BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION – Leederville

Loftus Street Separated Bike Lane and Shared Path (Between Richmond and Vincent Street) – Leederville – Construction commences 6 May 2019

Separated bike lanes and a shared path are being constructed along Loftus Street (between Richmond and Vincent Streets) to increase safety for cyclists and improve cycling connections.

The new bike lanes are jointly funded by the City of Vincent and the State Government, through the 2018/19 WA Bicycle Network Grants. Works will start on the southbound bike lane on 6 May 2019.

The lanes include a 1.6-metre wide separated path southbound lane and a 3-metre wide shared path on the northbound side which will travel ...

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VICTORIA PARK DRV SHARED PATH DIVERSION – Burswood

Victoria Park Drive Shared Path Diversion (Burswood) – May to August 2019

Updated 26 July 2019

Works to install noise barriers along the Victoria Park Drive Shared Path will impact cycling access from May to August 2019.

Traffic management will maintain access during construction, and people are asked to exercise additional caution and comply with directions when travelling through these areas. This will involve full and partial closures during off-peak and peak periods respectively.

Shared Path impacts May to July 2019:

  • Peak periods – Partial Shared Path access maintained with traffic management in place
  • Off-peak – Full Shared Path closures between 9am and 4pm; cyclists will ...
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RUTLAND AVE WORKS – Lathlain

Rutland Avenue Works (Lathlain) – April to August 2019

Updated 26 July 2019

Works to install noise barriers along Rutland Avenue, a popular cycle route along the Armadale Train Line, will impact cycling access from April to August 2019.

Traffic management will maintain access during construction, and people are asked to exercise additional caution and comply with directions when travelling through these areas. This may include waiting for site vehicles to exit or enter the worksite and short term diversions.

Works will occur in two parts:

Rutland Avenue south (near Saleham Street) – April to May 2019:

  • Access will be maintained
  • Road users may need ...
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PERTH CBD END OF TRIP FACILITY SURVEY

Perth CBD End of Trip Facility Survey – closes 29 April 2019

The Department of Transport is keen to find out how it can better support cycling trips into the city.

This is a short survey to identify people who commute to the city for work or study by bike or would consider cycling if there was a reasonable public end of trip facility available to them. The survey is a screening survey for a more comprehensive survey to be done by people in the target market who may use a public end of trip facility to help us design and set the fees for one.

Your survey answers are anonymous and your input ...

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Elite and U19 Track Nationals Wrap

Following a successful Junior Track Nationals for WA, it was time for the Elite & U19 WA State Team to step into the Anna Meares Velodrome. Our team was led by newly appointed WAIS cycling head coach Matthew Crampton. 

The first day of competition saw WA off to a good start with Cycling Australia Podium Potential Athlete Matthew Richardson clocking a new PB (9.995) in the flying 200m Sprint to qualify 4th fastest. In the Women’s U19 Scratch Race, Dharlia Haines, who was suffering from the effects of a cold, finished just off the podium in 4th place in what was a gutsy ride.

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ROE HWY PSP DIVERSION – Leeming

Roe Highway Principal Shared Path Diversion (Farrington Road to Karel Avenue, Leeming) – 8 April 2019 to November 2019

Updated 01 April 2019

The Roe Highway Principal Shared Path, between Farrington Road to Karel Avenue will be closed starting April 2019 to November 2019 to allow the construction of noise walls.

The detour will be in place for the duration of the construction period. It is recognised that this closure will have an impact on the local cycling community, however, this is required to enable the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance (MRIA) to safely construct the wall close to the PSP. Path users will be diverted via Casserly Drive and Heatherlea Parkway (see below).

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ROE HWY PSP EXTENSION – High Wycombe

Roe Highway Principal Shared Path Extension – Kalamunda Road Interchange, High Wycombe

On 25 March 2019, the State Government announced that an additional 1.8km of Principal Shared Path will be constructed adding to the already committed 1.2km as part of the Roe Highway / Kalamunda Road Interchange Upgrade.

The project will now connect Kalamunda Road to the PSP’s current dead end at Berkshire Road in Forrestfield and will be built on the eastern side of Roe Highway, connecting the communities of Forrestfield, Maida Vale and High Wycombe.

Expected completion is 2020.

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MITCHELL FWY PSP EXTENSION – Alkimos

Mitchell Freeway Principal Shared Path Extension – Alkimos

On 17 March 2019, the State Government announced that work will start next year on the new Mitchell Freeway extension from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road, Alkimos. As part of Main Roads WA’s policy for cycling infrastructure, this freeway extension will also include a Principal Shared Path on the western side of the freeway extension.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2020 and completed by late 2022.

For more information:

Announcement

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2019/03/Mitchell-Freeway-extension-to-Romeo-Road-to-start-next-year.aspx

Project Page

https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/Pages/Mitchell-Freeway-Extension.aspx

 

Contact:

Email:

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REID HWY PSP EXTENSION

Reid Highway Principal Shared Path Extension – Altone Road to West Swan Road

On 10 March 2019, the State Government announced the widening of Reid Highway between Altone Road and West Swan Road. As part of Main Roads WA’s policy for cycling infrastructure, this widening project will also include a Principal Shared Path alongside the highway.

This PSP will connect to the West Swan Road Shared Path to the east, the New Tonkin Highway (Northlink) Principal Shared Path to the west and will also connect to the shared path that will be constructed as path of the New Lord Street.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2019 and completed by mid-2020.

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WA BICYCLE NETWORK GRANTS AWARDED PROJECTS 2019-20

WA Bicycle Network Grants Awarded Projects 2019-20

On 14 March 2019, the state government announced a $6.4 million investment will help create more than 55 kilometres of new cycle and pedestrian path across Western Australia over the next two years.

The State Government, as part of the annual Western Australian Bike Network Grants scheme, will match funding for 50 Metropolitan and Regional local government cycling projects over two years. The programs are important initiatives that help to ensure that infrastructure is continuous across local government boundaries, increasing safety and connectivity for residents as well as boosting tourism opportunities for local businesses 

Significant projects in the metropolitan area for this round of ...

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HENNESSEY RD DIVERSION – Callacabardee

Hennessey Road Diversion (Hepburn Avenue to Gnangara Road, Cullacabardee) – from 23 March 2019

Due to the permanent closure of Hennessey Road (Formerly Beechboro Road North), a temporary arrangement will be in place between Hepburn Avenue and Gnangara Road to allow cyclists to use parts of the new Tonkin Highway PSP until finishing works are complete and the PSP is officially opened.

Cyclists travelling north from Hepburn Avenue will be able to use the shared path on the western side of Tonkin Highway to Baal Street. Cyclists will then be diverted onto the path on the eastern side of Tonkin Highway until Beechboro Road North. A safe crossing is provided within the refuge ...

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JUNIOR TRACK NATIONALS UPDATE AHEAD OF DAY ONE

WestCycle Talent Development Coordinator Jethro Nagle provides an update on WA’s High-Performance team ahead of day one of the 2019 Track Nationals in Brisbane. 

“The team has settled in nicely over the last few days. The excitement at the airport was clear, all were beaming to get on the plane and over to Brisbane. They all enjoyed the two practice days on the track at the Anna Meares Velodrome getting used to the short straights and lighter gradient on the bends. The focus and mood shifted over the two days of practice, at first a lot of nervous energy was visible among the group, whereas following their final session yesterday, the group were starting to focus ...

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HIGH PERFORMANCE UPDATE – 2019 TRACK NATIONALS

WestCycle Talent Development Coordinator Jethro Nagle provides an update on WA’s High-Performance program ahead of the 2019 Track Nationals in Brisbane. 

Junior State Team

Our head coach for Junior Nationals Mathew Storer has been preparing our WA team running weekly training sessions on Saturday afternoons to ensure our team is fully prepared for competition. He is making great progress with the team and is particularly happy with improvements observed in the starting phase for some of the individual events.

Travelling party

Head Coach – Matthew Storer
Team Manager – Jethro Nagle
GM Road & Track – Glenn Te Raki
Lorraine Williamson (Chaperone)

JM17 – John Carter
JW17 – Phoebe Sharpe
JM15 – Nicholas Bolt & Jack Barnsley
JW15 – Eve ...

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CYCLESPORT WA

In cycling, if you try to stand still whilst going up hill you end up going backwards. This is as relevant to the running of the sport as it is to participating in it. The Board of CycleSportWA have been consistently looking at ways to improve the running of the sport on the basis of what is good for cycling in Western Australia, our Clubs and most importantly our Members.

CSWA has operated through a shared service model with WestCycle since it’s creation in 2014. This has resulted in the day to day running of the organisation being done by WestCycle, under the guidance of a standalone Board (CSWA). This is a model that ...

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RIDE TO UNI IN 2019

With most of WA’s university students attending orientation this week, it’s time to get planning your ride to uni and locating the end of trip facilities and bike parking options. Below is a quick summary of all the major WA universities for you to save money on parking fees and ride your bike to uni this semester.

Curtin University – Bentley Campus
Edith Cowan University – Joondalup Campus
Edith Cowan University – Mt Lawley Campus
Edith Cowan University – South West Campus
Murdoch University – Perth Campus
Murdoch University Rockingham Campus
Murdoch University – Mandurah Campus
The University of Notre Dame – Fremantle
The University ...

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