Principal Shared Path Expansion Program

The expansion of the Principal Shared Path network is a key action of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan.

  Kwinana Freeway PSP

The 74 km Kwinana Freeway PSP is complete, achieving a key priority of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031. The final link between Leach Highway and Mount Henry Bridge opened in April 2022. The Kwinana Freeway PSP provides 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

The final link in the Kwinana Freeway PSP, between Leach Highway and the Mount Henry Bridge, was completed in April 2022.  

The project included:

  • constructing 700 metres of new high-quality shared path between Leach Highway and Brian Avenue, including a new 45 metre underpass at the Cranford Avenue on-ramp; and
  • upgrading 180 metres of shared path between the Brian Avenue cul-de-sac and Shirley Avenue cul-de-sac, and 275 metres of existing local path between the Cranford Bridge and Brian Avenue cul-de-sac providing new local path connections.

Contributing to the riding and walking experience, Local Perth artist Darren Hutchens transformed the underpass into a vibrant piece of art, creating a visual exploration of the native flora and fauna of the area. The artwork covers approximately 1000 square metres of wall area, its visibility from multiple vantage points was a key consideration ensuring the work can be viewed by pedestrians at close proximity and commuters travelling from a distance.

Watch the video

External Link Kwinana Freeway PSP: Leach Highway to Mount Henry Bridge (Main Roads WA website)

  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

Stage 3 of the Fremantle Railway Line PSP was opened in September 2021, it now extends a further 2.1 kilometres from Victoria Street Station to North Fremantle Station.

The new four-metre wide section of PSP provides a continuous, off-road path for people walking and riding along Curtin Avenue.

This project includes connections to Victoria Street Station, North Fremantle Station and the Leighton Beach Boulevard with: 

  • upgraded 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.

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.

External Link Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path extension to commence (media statement)
External Link Swan River Crossings, Fremantle (Main Roads WA website)

  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.

External Link 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 

Planning for the PSP on the eastern side of the Mitchell Freeway between Civic Place and Erindale Road is now complete. 
Construction of this section is now underway. In addition to the new 3.7km shared path, the project includes a new underpass at Karrinyup Road further improving safety for people walking and riding.

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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.

External Link Mitchell Freeway PSP: Civic Place to Erindale Road (Main Roads WA website)
External Link Stephenson Avenue Extension (Main Roads WA website)
External Link Mitchell Freeway Extension: Hester Avenue to Romeo Road (Main Roads WA website)

  About the 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.

Watch the video

The expansion of the Principal Shared Path network is a key action of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan.

Watch this video about the completion of the missing link in the Mitchell Freeway PSP between Glendalough Station and Hutton Street.

Page last updated: Tue Aug 23 2022 1:51:02 PM