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Missing link filled in Perth’s cycling network from Cottesloe to the CBD to connect with bus

A new $5 million, 1.5 kilometre principal shared path (PSP) along the Perth to Fremantle train line was completed recently.

The project, which was part of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031, also included the construction of a new bus shelter and upgrades to the bus bay at Shenton Park Station to comply with disability standards.

"This newly constructed path is an important piece in a large jigsaw of cycling and pedestrian networks linking Perth’s western suburbs to the city’s CBD," Western Australian (WA) transport minister Dean Nalder says.

"It will provide a continuous pathway from Cottesloe to the CBD and vice versa, removing the necessity for cyclists to use Stirling Highway or other busy arterial roads and subsequently, the potential for accidents or collisions with other road users.

"This is another important infrastructure project which supports the state government's efforts to provide different transport options and reduce road congestion."

The new path, between the Shenton Park and Loch Street train stations should allow more people to use a combination of cycling and public transport safely and easily.

The WA Government allocated $75.1 million over four years to improve safety and bike network connectivity for all.

Planning also has started for future cycling and pedestrian pathway extensions between Cottesloe and Fremantle.

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