Principal Shared Path Expansion Program
Principal Shared Path expansion program
An aim of the Department of Transport is to make WA a place where riding is a safe, connected, convenient and widely-accepted form of transport. Due to their versatility, Principal Shared Paths (PSP) are vital to encouraging the community to give riding a go. The paths can be used for long trips, but they are also suitable for less experienced riders and short trips, as well as for pedestrians.
The expansion of the PSP network is a key action 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.
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.
In addition to the PSP Expansion Program, the expansion of the PSP network will be delivered as part of State-wide major transport infrastructure projects, such as METRONET.
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Fremantle Railway PSP
The extension of the Fremantle Railway Line PSP is a key priority of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031. Upon completion, the PSP will provide a safe, connected and continuous path for people of all ages and abilities to ride between Perth and Fremantle.
Grant Street to Victoria Street Station
Work to extend the PSP along the Fremantle railway line from Grant Street to Victoria Street Station was completed in August 2019.
The 2.8 km project, which makes up the first two stages of the entire extension, significantly improves connectivity and safety for local residents and visitors within the Town of Cottesloe.
Victoria Street Station to North Fremantle Station
The Fremantle Railway Line PSP will be extended a further 2.1 kilometres from Victoria Street Station to North Fremantle Station.
The new four-metre wide section of PSP will provide a continuous, off-road path for people walking and riding along Curtin Avenue.
New access points will also be constructed to Victoria Street Station, North Fremantle Station and the Leighton Beach Boulevard with further works to include:
- upgrades to pedestrian crossing facilities on Curtin Avenue providing safer access to Mosman Beach and Leighton Beach car parks; and
- construction of a concrete path connecting the PSP to The Beehive Montessori School.
Construction on the Victoria Street Station to North Fremantle Station section is due to commence in early 2021 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2021.
North Fremantle Station to Swan River
The PSP along the Fremantle Railway line will be extended from North Fremantle Station to the Swan River as part of the Swan River Crossing project. The Swan River Crossing project is being delivered by Main Roads and includes the replacement of the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge.
The project includes grade separation over Tydeman Road, and will provide a safe, connected and continuous facility for people riding and walking.
Planning on the North Fremantle Station to Swan River section is underway. Subscribe for project updates.
Midland Railway PSP
The completion of remaining gaps in the Midland Railway Line PSP is a key priority of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031.
Success Hill to Railway Parade
Construction of the 230 metre gap along the Midland Railway PSP between Success Hill and Railway Parade in Bassendean was completed in August 2020.
The path was carefully designed in consultation with the Town of Bassendean and the local community to preserve valuable local trees.
The project has also been identified as a pilot Green Transport Route - an initiative that enhances path amenity through natural landscaping – and the Department has awarded the Town up to $50,000 to create a ‘Green Trail’ from Ashfield to Bassendean station to Success Hill station and Kelly Park. Planning for the Green Trail is underway.
The PSP now offers a completely off-road continuous 12 kilometre journey for people riding between Midland and the Perth CBD.
Other PSP projects along the Midland Railway Line
The Midland Railway Line PSP will be extended by more than 1 kilometre as part of the new Midland Station project. The project is being delivered by METRONET and includes the relocation of Midland Station to the east of its existing location and demolition of the existing Midland Station building.
The PSP will continue along the northern side of the rail corridor, connecting to the existing cycle network at Morrison Road and Lloyd Street.
Planning on the new Midland Station is underway. Subscribe for project updates.
|New Midland Station (METRONET website)|
Mitchell Freeway PSP
The completion of gaps in the Mitchell Freeway PSP is a key priority of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031.
Glendalough to Hutton Street
A new section of PSP was constructed along the Mitchell Freeway between Glendalough Station and Hutton Street in July 2020 as part of the Mitchell Freeway southbound widening project.
The new 2.1 km section completed an essential missing link in the Mitchell Freeway PSP making the route quicker, safer and more direct for people walking and riding.
The section includes a 60 metre-long, seven-metre-wide bridge over Scarborough Beach Road and two new underpasses at the Hutton Street on and off ramps, providing a safe and completely off-road experience.
Civic Place to Erindale Road
The PSP on the eastern side of the Mitchell Freeway will be extended from Civic Place to Erindale Road.
Planning for the section between Civic Place and Erindale Road is underway.
Other PSP projects along the Mitchell Freeway
The PSP on the eastern side of the Mitchell Freeway will be extended from Telford Crescent to Civic Place as part of the Stephenson Avenue Extension project. The PSP will be delivered by Main Roads as part of Phase Two of the Stephenson Avenue Extension project. Subscribe for project updates.
The PSP on the western side of Mitchell Freeway will be extended from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road as part of the Mitchell Freeway Extension project. The project is being delivered by Main Roads and will provide a continuous, off-road path for people walking and riding. Construction will take place at the same time as the Yanchep Rail Extension. Subscribe to project updates.
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|Stephenson Avenue Extension (Main Roads WA website)|
|Mitchell Freeway Extension: Hester Avenue to Romeo Road (Main Roads WA website)|
Kwinana Freeway PSP
The completion of remaining gaps in the Kwinana Freeway PSP is a key priority of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031. Upon completion, the PSP will provide a safe, connected and continuous path for people of all ages and abilities to ride between Perth and Mandurah.
Leach Highway to Mount Henry Bridge
Construction of the 500 metres gap along the Kwinana Freeway PSP between Leach Highway and Mount Henry Bridge is due to commence in early 2021.
The project includes the construction of 500 metres of new shared path between Leach Highway and Cranford Avenue, adjacent to Selway Road in Bateman, a new underpass at Cranford Avenue, and upgrading of the existing 500 metre shared path between Cranford Avenue and Mount Henry Bridge.
Construction on the Cranford Avenue section is due to commence in early 2021 and is anticipated to be completed by late 2021.
|Kwinana Freeway PSP: Leach Highway to Mount Henry Bridge (Main Roads WA website)|