The Town of Mosman Park has released for public comment, the Town of Mosman Park Cycling and Pedestrian Plan 2012 â€“ 2032. If you are a resident of the Town of Mosman Park or ride in the Town please take a moment to review the plan and make a submission. We cannot expect to get good quality infrastructure if we do not participate in the planning process.
The Town of Mosman Park Cycling and Pedestrian Plan in its draft form is available for public comment from until February, 17 2012. The Town of Mosman park is planning to spend a whole $16,205 average per year on bicycling routes and bike paths over the next 20 years. Yep a whole $16,000 a year and this includes the Town getting involved int he plan and design phase of the Principal Shared Path bike path to Fremantle, but wait for it, they are not going near that until 2027/2028 financial year, that is in 15 years time!The Town of Mosman Park offers the “Mosman Park community” to have a say on the order of implementation of proposed capital works projects which will result in new bicycling routes and bike paths. There is an option for community members to â€˜voteâ€™ for five capital works projects that you believe the Town of Mosman Park should complete in the short-term and one project you think should be left to the long-term. Given the nature of the proposed developments including along Curtin Avenue, the “community” of affected users extends well beyond the Town’s boundaries and therefore I hope the wider cycling community “votes” and has it say as well.
The Town of Mosman Park Cycling and Pedestrian Plan 2012 â€“ 2032 is available for download as an information pack or one can download the individual parts.
What is so frustrating with Town of Mosman Park Cycling and Pedestrian Plan 2012 â€“ 2032 is that the major bicycling route and bike path through the Town of Mosman Park which carries a high volume of cycling traffic Â extension of the Perth to Fremantle Principal Shared Path (PSP) along side Curtin Avenue is currently scheduled for “works” in the 2027/28 financial year, that is right the Town of Mosman Park is planning to do sweet nothing about this route for 15 years! and then all it is planning to do is be involved in the planning and design phrase of the bicycling route at a budgeted cost of $100,000. So how long we will have to actually wait for the completion of the bike path is beyond me.
The rest of the Town of Mosman Park Cycling and Pedestrian Plan 2012 â€“ 2032 involves short term plans for Stirling Highway and medium to long term plans for other bicycling routes and bike paths in the Town of Mosman Park.
Overall the Town of Mosman Park is planning to spend $3,205,000 over twenty years, that is a paltry $160,250 per year.
If we want action on improving critical infrastructure, on the development of bike paths and bicycling routes let the Town of Mosman Park know your views by February 17, 2012.