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Thursday, April 25, 2024

New shared path steps out in Perth

A new shared path along Kings Park Road is now open, providing more options to walk and ride around the Perth CBD.

The project is one of six under the $14.5 million Perth CBD Transport Plan – Active Travel Upgrades, funded by the Australian Government and Western Australian Government and delivered by the City of Perth Council as part of the Perth City Deal.

“The completion of the Kings Park Road shared path is a significant step in improving connectivity and creating a fully connected cycling network for the City of Perth,” said City of Perth Lord Mayor, Basil Zempilas.

“The path provides an easy, safe and scenic route to walk, ride, run or scoot in and out of the CBD.

“Not only will it encourage workers and visitors to choose more sustainable transport options, it will also boost vibrancy along Kings Park Road and support local business in the area – a win for all!”

The path runs inside the park land from Thomas Street to Fraser Avenue. It crosses Kings Park Road in front of Dumas House and connects with the existing shared path along Harvest Terrace.

“This is a fantastic example of all levels of government working together to deliver strategic investment into Perth’s infrastructure and future economic development to the benefit of all Western Australians,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.

“This investment from the Australian Government, alongside the WA Government and City of Perth, will deliver more active transport opportunities and improve safety for people travelling around the city.”

Renewed vegetation is being planted and lighting and CCTV will beinstalled along the path to improve safety for those walking and riding at night.

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