City of Perth Draft Cycle Plan 2029

The long awaited City of Perth draft cycle plan 2029 has been released for public comment. The City of Perth is currently seeking public comment on the draft Cycle Plan 2029 and is accepting submission up to 5 pm Friday, August 10, 2012. The City of Perth has provided a submission template to assist with making a submission.

City of Perth Cycle Plan 2029

Overview of the City of Perth draft cycle plan 2029

Cycle Plan Goals

The draft cycle plan 2029 has two goals. They are:

  • Cyclists of various abilities will have access to an integrated, accessible and safe strategic cycle network.
  • The City of Perth will have an informed community that participate in cycling and both acknowledge and appreciate the environmental, economic and social benefits that cycling provides.

To achieve these goals the City of Perth will endeavour to:

  • Create a strategic cycle network to introduce key east-west and north-south routes and implement complementing key infrastructure.
  • Plan an active role in the encouragement and promotion of cycling.
  • Provide more education and training for all road users, and increase the viability of cycling to develop an inclusive and vibrant cycling culture.

The City of Perth has also developed an Implementation Program which spans the next five years. The implementation plan details how the City of Perth will deliver the strategic cycle network and increase cycling participation. The Implementation Program 2012 – 2017 has been provided for information in addition to the draft Cycle Plan 2029.

Making a submission on the City of Perth draft Cycle Plan 2029

Electronic submissions are to be made via email to by 5 pm Friday, August 10, 2012.

Written submissions can be forwarded to:

Active Transport Planner
City of Perth
Council House
27 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

Again, written submissions should be be made by Friday August 10, 2012

Further information on the City of Perth draft Cycle Plan 2029

If you would like more information on the draft Cycle Plan 2029 or the public submission process please contact:

Laura Donovan
Active Transport Planner
Tel: 08 9461 3823

You might also find it useful to review the thoughts of the Bicycle Transport Alliance on the City of Perth draft Cycle Plan 2029.

Downloads – City of Perth draft Cycle Plan 2029

Your Turn To Talk

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7 Responses to City of Perth Draft Cycle Plan 2029

  1. Karl June 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM #

    Seems a bit thin and lacking any real vision or commitment.

  2. Karl June 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM #

    Also, I just noticed the forecast graphic in the “2011 base Line Study” appendix document. This seems to be very conservative, showing only a moderate increase of cycling numbers (not overall %) over the next 20 years.

    Given that Perth is supposed to double its population and that we are all fighting against fossil fuel dependence and health issues caused by inactivity I think that there is a potential for a much higher increase.

    Conservative predictions will stifle funding and attention and result in constraining future expansion of cyclist numbers.

    • Aushiker June 7, 2012 at 10:11 PM #

      Interesting find Karl. I haven’t as yet gone through it all carefully so will keep your comments in mind for when I do. Thanks once again.

      • Karl June 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM #

        I had a few minutes spare at work today and went through the main plan and all the supplementary documents, it wasn’t hard given how fluffy and vague it all is. I filled out the feedback form and almost wrote an epic novel about how the CoP has failed cycling and that a bigger commitment was needed – especially from the Lord Mayor! We really need a Perth version of Clover Moore or Boris Johnson! I told them this in my feedback, in no uncertain terms.

        • Aushiker June 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM #

          Well done and you have made some good points. I will try and do the same over the weekend.

  3. manthatcooks June 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM #

    Yes! The more I look into it, the less there seems to be. There aren’t that many new additions to ‘city cycle routes’ and the majority of new routes -‘integrated cycling networks’- just seem to be normal roads.
    Why is Wellington Street cut off? Why so many wicker bike baskets? Will carbon and riding gear be abolished in the future? Why are they having pedals at a picnic?

    • Aushiker June 21, 2012 at 9:06 PM #

      I think you hit the nail on the head … this is about tokenism more than a serious look at cycling in the City of Perth.

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