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Cycling in Australia only receives 1% of total road funding according to new research

Neerabup Road Underpass - {YBHT-10}

The second of the two underpassses on the Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail. This one allows safe passage under Neerabup Road, within the Neerabup National Park.

Anthony Kimpton, Dorina Pojani, Jonathan Corcoran, and Neil Sipe have reported in The Feed (SBS Australia) that

new research has found that cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of overall transport infrastructure funding in Australia. Researchers believe this is “unacceptable in a wealthy OECD country”.

They go on to suggest that …

Not only is this vision shortsighted, it is sexist, ageist and classist. Cars cost their owners more than A$300 per week on average. This limits travel options for youth, low-income people and women. These groups are already vulnerable to transport disadvantage, and failing to fund cycling and walking projects can make their situation worse.

The full post can be found in The Feed.

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Fremantle PSP – Grant Street to North Fremantle to be completed by end of 2018

Perth to Fremantle PSP Grant Street to North Fremantle

Post Newspaper,April 14, 2018, page 1

 

Fremantle to Perth PSP Grant Street to North Fremantle

Post Newspaper,April 14, 2018, page 84

Good news being reported by the Post Newspaper on the completion of the next leg of the Perth to Fremantle Principal Shared Path (PSP).  The paper is reporting that the link will be completed by the end of 2018. If this is true this is excellent news, however the elephant in the room remains, the crossing of Tydeman Road.

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Mind the gap @ Tydeman Road, Fremantle

Neerabup Road Underpass - {YBHT-10}

 

The resolving of the problem of crossing the Tydeman Road, Fremantle is growing momentum with councilors at the City of Fremantle advocating for resolving of the issue. Regretfully attempts to engage with the State MP, Ms Simone McGurk are effectively falling on deaf ears with Ms McGurk basically showing no interest in the issue and hence the safety of those whom she purports to represent and who cycle. This is despite Ms McGurk stating on her web page that

“Simone is passionate about all things Fremantle, with a particular focus on the economic revitalisation of our city, better transport options and quality public education.” (my emphasis).

The Fremantle Herald has given space to the issue and we thank them for doing so. You can read the article, Mind the Gap in the Fremantle Herald interactive.

 

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FREMANTLE PSP DIVERSION – ASHTON AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT CLAREMONT

Fremantle PSP detour route map whilst the Ashton Avenue Claremont bridge is demolished and replaced.

Fremantle PSP detour route map whilst the Ashton Avenue Claremont bridge is demolished and replaced.

Mainroads Western Australia has advised that a detour will be in place on the Fremantle Principal Shared Path [PSP] due to the demolition and replacement of the Ashton Avenue Bridge in Claremont. The bridge will be closed from February 1, 2018. The demolition of the old bridge is scheduled to occur on the weekend starting February 23, 2018. The project is due to be completed by September 2018 so expect the detour to be in place for some time.

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