WA Bicycle Network and grants

The Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014 to 2031 details the continuing development of metropolitan and regional cycling facilities over the next two decades.

  About the WA Bicycle Network Plan (WABN)

The Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031 (WABN) was publicly released by Transport Minister Dean Nalder on 29 March 2014.

For more information visit the WA Bicycle Network Plan project web page.

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  Principal Shared Path (PSP) expansion program

The expansion of the Principal Shared Path (PSP) network is a key recommendation of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan.

The priority PSPs up until 2023 will be within a 15 km radius of the Perth Central Business District with a particular emphasis along the freeway and railway corridors, due to high commuter demand. PSPs will be constructed along other routes as part of large infrastructure projects such as Gateway WA.

From 2023 to 2031 the focus will move to the areas beyond the 15 km radius of the Perth central area to provide greater connectivity for Strategic Activity Centres.

The following map shows the proposed cycling and pedestrian paths to be constructed over the next four years:

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  Perth Bicycle Network (PBN)

The Perth Bicycle Network (PBN) is a series of cycling routes comprising of on-road, path and end-of-trip infrastructure.

The PBN is coordinated by the Department of Transport and forms part of a strategic and integrated transport network being developed for our city during this time of incredible growth.

Responsibility for the network belongs to Local Government, and grant funding can be obtained for local cycling infrastructure (or network planning) through the Department of Transport's PBN Grants Program.

Primary components to the PBN program are:

  • Principal shared path routes.
  • Recreational shared path routes.
  • Local bicycle routes.
  • End-of-trip facilities.

Main Roads Western Australia and the Public Transport Authority are responsible for constructing the Principal Shared Path component of the PBN.

Local routes are the responsibility of Local Government and, in general, so as are recreational routes on the coastal and river foreshores.

Electronic monitoring enables the effectiveness of the PBN program to be assessed and user trends to be identified. PBN monitoring reports can be viewed at the Statistics and monitoring page.

You can also download the Perth Bicycle Network routes data set - by downloading the data you are agreeing to the terms of the Conditions of Supply below.

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  PBN grants program

The Perth Bicycle Network Grants program is important in raising the profile of cycling at a local government level and in ensuring network infrastructure is complementary across local boundaries.

The program is administered by the Department of Transport and matches local government expenditure dollar for dollar for the development and construction of cycling infrastructure in accordance with State Government priorities as set out in the WABN Plan (2014-2031).

Local government authorities should seek funding under the program in accordance with the priorities of their Bicycle Plans. The Department of Transport offers funding through the program for the development of these plans. Guidelines for developing a bicycle plan can be found on the Bicycle plans and guidelines page.

PBN grants program (2016/2017)

The following changes have been introduced for the 2016/2017 program:

  • Removal of End of Trip and Innovative project category.
  • One page proposal (short form) for shortlisting prior to submission of long form.
  • Minimum project costs.
  • Bike Plan.
    • PBN Bike Plan projects must be run over two years given it generally takes >12months to prepare a plan.
    • Planning and scoping of Bike Plans must be submitted with short form.

The PBN Grants program favours projects that provide connections to schools, train stations and activity centres.

Past PBN grants

Download details of the awarded projects for past PBN grants programs below.

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  Regional Bicycle Network (RBN)

The Regional Bicycle Network is a series of cycling routes comprising of on-road, path and end-of-trip infrastructure in regional Western Australia. Responsibility for the network belongs to Local Government, and grant funding can be obtained for local cycling infrastructure (or network planning) through the Department of Transport's RBN Grants Program.

  RBN grants program

The Regional Bicycle Network Grants program is important in raising the profile of cycling at a regional local government level and in ensuring regional network infrastructure meets the needs of cyclists. Grants match local government expenditure on a dollar for dollar basis for the development and construction of cycling infrastructure in accordance with State Government priorities as set out in the WABN Plan 2014-31.

Where possible regional local government authorities should seek funding under the program in accordance with the priorities of their Bicycle Plans. The Department of Transport offers funding through the program for the development of these plans. Guidelines for developing a bicycle plan can be viewed on the Bicycle plans and guidelines page.

2016-17 RBN grants program

As with the Perth Bicycle Network Grants, the following changes apply to the 2016/17 program:

  • Removal of End of Trip and Innovative project category.
  • One page proposal (short form) for shortlisting prior to submission of long form.
  • Minimum project costs.
  • Planning and scoping of Bike Plans must be submitted with short form.

The RBN Grants program favours projects that provide connections to schools and town centres, and generate cycle tourism.

Past RBN grants

Download details of the awarded projects for past RBN grants programs below.

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  Local government grants

The Government of Western Australia provides local governments with sponsorship for cycling infrastructure and development through the Perth Bicycle Network and Regional Bicycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

  Connecting schools grants program

Connecting Schools is a grant program aimed at improving bicycle access and end-of-trip facilities for schools, as well as providing behaviour change initiatives to promote cycling.

Increasing the number of students cycling to school has many positive benefits including health improvements, reduced congestion at school drop-off/pick-up times and encouraging the take-up of cycling as a viable transport option for other short trips.

Connecting Schools Grants Program (2016/2017)

There are some changes to the structure of the Connecting Schools grants program this year to improve efficiency of assessment and the quality of the projects implemented.

  1. A two-page abridged version of the long form is to be submitted for assessment. Submissions will be assessed based on their compliance with objectives of the WA Bike Network Plan (2014/2031) and TravelSmart to Schools (TSTS) requirements, as well as assessed according to specific criteria.
  2. Up to three submissions can be made per school, but only one will be funded.

The projects seeking funding must promote the replacement of car trips with bike trips to school, and actively encourage physical activity (bicycling, scootering etc).

 

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