Congratulations to the Department of Transport’s Bikewest unit for recently wining the Cycling Promotion Fund’s Special Achievement Award by a Bicycle Organisation for its cycling promotion and infrastructure development in Western Australia in 2013. It is great to see the efforts of Bikewest staff being recognised this way.
Archives For Celebrating Cycling
according to a feel-good story in the Fremantle Herald, Saturday April 20, 2013 on page 8.
The Department of Environment and Conservation has announced that effective April 2013 three diversions are in place on the Munda Biddi Trail between Walpole and Denmark in the area of the Kent River bridge; William Bay National Park and Scotsdale Road. Whilst every attempt is made to keep this blog up to date with the state of play on the Munda Biddi Trail riders of the Trail should also check the Department of Conservation Trail conditions and updates page before riding the Trail.
The RACWA, Western Australia’s peak motoring body and vulnerable road users (cyclists and pedestrians) representative on the Road Safety Council, in December 2012 released a report, The Economic Cycle: A Business Case for investment in Cycling in Western Australia.
The RAC commissioned the independent assessment,which was completed by Ian Ker, Principal Consultant for CATALYST (Consulting in Applied Transport, Access and Land use Systems) to show what they believe is required to deliver a “high quality” cycling network in Western Australia.
In summary the assessment found “that the economic returns of investment in cycling infrastructure are higher than or equal to those achieved by many other urban transport investments.”
I got a chance to get along to the 2013 Tour de Perth on Sunday to catch the racing around the Perth NRS Perry Lakes Course and in particular to cheer on the Satalyst Giant Racing Team who did well coming third on the day.
The Perry Lakes course is a great one to go along to catch the racing as the riders come past around ever 10 to 12 minutes so plenty of action and a great chance to see possible future great Australian riders in action.
Anyway I grab a few photos from around the start-finish line and at the end of the start-finish line straight along with a couple of videos to try to get a taste of the day. Hope you enjoy.