New Shared Path along Welshpool Road East Ready for Riding

25 May 2020 5:00 PM

A portion of Welshpool Road East has been given a shared path upgrade. Funding to undertake the upgrade, was funded under the Department of Transport’s Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program, with the work delivered in partnership with the City of Canning.

The new shared path commences in Hale Road and traverses along the northern verge of Welshpool Road East, crossing the Rail Bridge and under Roe Highway.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “Cycling is extremely popular and we acknowledge that there is a need for improvements to the road network to ensure cyclist and other road users can all enjoy travelling in our region.”

“We have been successful in obtaining funding for a number of projects, with this one the latest to be completed, to further improve the network infrastructure.”

The shared path will provide connectivity and a strategic link from Wattle Grove to the Roe Highway Principal Shared Path and greater pathway network. This project also provides improved access across the municipal borders of the City of Kalamunda and the City of Canning.

“This project is extremely important as it directly acknowledges and supports the Community feedback received through the City of Kalamunda's community engagement undertaken as part of the development of the Kalamunda Bicycle Plan which was adopted in June 2018.”

“Dubbed the ‘Welshpool Road East Route’, the new shared path provides a strategic link to Roe Highway for residents living in proximity of the route and provides better connections for commuters between the cities of Kalamunda and Canning.”

The new route was virtually activated with a cyclist filming the ride along the new route and the footage streamed on the City’s Facebook page. Residents can also take a look on the City of Kalamunda You Tube channel.

“Residents are encouraged to jump on their bikes and give the new shared path a go!”

For more information on upcoming projects and upgrades under the WABN grants, please visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/wabn-projects

For more information please phone 9257 9999 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

© City of Kalamunda 2020