Sharing the Love for City’s Newest Shared Path
The Berkshire-Dundas shared path and High Wycombe train station will come to life on Wednesday 18 January 2023 as part of an initiative to activate the area.
Eventgoers will learn how to get the most out of cycling from organisations like Kalamunda Cycles, CycleSense, and the City of Kalamunda.
The new shared path was originally identified in the City’s Bicycle Plan and is part funded under the Department of Transport’s (DoT) Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) grants program.
Mayor Margaret Thomas said the path is the perfect addition to the High Wycombe Station area.
“At the City of Kalamunda, we advocate for and promote healthy lifestyle choices by encouraging the community to become more active citizens”, she said.
“Whether you’re thinking about cycling to High Wycombe Station for your daily commute or interested in keeping fit, this event will be a fantastic way for you to learn more about the shared path network and the opportunities it brings”
DoT's Executive Director Urban Mobility, Justin McKirdy said the completion of the 1.4km Berkshire-Dundas shared path fills a gap in the existing local bike network and will enable safer and healthier journey options for Kalamunda residents.
“We know improving riding and walking infrastructure is key to supporting vibrant and welcoming communities,” he said.
“The completion of this path will ensure safer connections to High Wycombe Station for people walking and riding and better integrate with public transport, providing further opportunities for those who want to ride for leisure or as part of their daily commute.”
The High Wycombe Station along the new Airport Line, delivered by METRONET, provides a much-needed public transport service to Perth’s growing eastern and south-eastern suburbs.
The Federal and State Government have also jointly committed $60 million towards a new High Wycombe Community Hub, to activate and improve public amenity within the High Wycombe Station precinct and support the needs of the present and future local community.
Attendees to the event being held on 18 January are encouraged to bring their decorated bikes, handlebars, and helmets for the ‘Decorate your Rig’ competition and go into the draw to win a prize.
For more information, please contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.