Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies
About the Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies
A key action of the Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan 2014-2031 is to improve planning for cycling in the regions. The Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies seek to identify gaps in existing cycling networks, plan for future growth corridors, and produce strategic and operational plans for identified regional centres and surrounding areas.
There is growing demand for high quality cycling infrastructure in Western Australia's regional centres, with residents expecting a higher level of bicycle connectivity between work, home and other key destinations. In some regions there are also opportunities to improve connectivity between towns.
Cycle-tourism, in its various forms, is increasingly popular and there is significant potential for regional WA to capitalise on this growing industry.
DoT aims to develop aspirational cycling strategies across regional WA, in partnership with local government. Positioned as long-term strategies out to 2050, each document will be accompanied by a short-term implementation program to prioritise the delivery of strategic infrastructure.
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Avon Central Coast 2050 Cycling Strategy
In collaboration with the Shires of Beverley, Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Northam, Toodyay and York, the Department of Transport is developing a Regional Cycling Strategy for the Avon and Central Coast region.
The Avon Central Coast 2050 Strategy will set out a long-term vision for cycling across the region, including an aspirational network covering key townsites and interregional connections.
Community and stakeholder feedback was being gathered on preliminary networks and themes from September to November 2020. Input was sought on a range of opportunities across the region, including improving the bike friendliness of main streets, and developing cycling routes along coastal and river foreshores, in, around and between towns.
Feedback has been reviewed and is currently being used to shape the final strategy.
Pilbara 2050 Cycling Strategy
The Department of Transport is developing a Regional 2050 Cycling Strategy for the Pilbara, in collaboration with the City of Karratha, Town of Port Hedland, and the Shires of Ashburton and East Pilbara.
The Strategy will set out a vision for a long-term aspirational cycling network for a number of key towns in the Pilbara Region.
The final strategy will be submitted to Council for endorsement in early 2021 before being released.
Esperance 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the Shire of Esperance to produce the draft Esperance 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy identifies opportunities to enhance riding experiences for people of all ages and abilities by improving cycling facilities along key corridors, completing cross town connections and developing unique cycle-tourism experiences by extending coastal paths and linking key destinations.
The final strategy was adopted by the Shire of Esperance in August 2019.
You can download the final strategy below.
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Bunbury-Wellington 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the South West Development Commission, the City of Bunbury and the Shires of Capel, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup and Harvey to produce the Bunbury-Wellington 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy sets out a long-term vision to create a comfortable, direct and integrated cycling network for the Bunbury-Wellington subregion. The proposed network, which connects people to activity centres, key attractions and destinations, has been developed to facilitate cycling for transport, recreation and tourism purposes.
The final strategy was adopted by the six local governments across the subregion in late 2018. You can download the final strategy below.
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Leeuwin-Naturaliste 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton to produce the Leeuwin-Naturaliste 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy seeks to create a blueprint for connecting and extending cycling infrastructure in the region to enhance recreational cycling experiences for residents and showcase some of the area's best natural assets to visitors and tourists.
The final strategy was endorsed by both councils (elected members) in late 2018 following a public comment period on the draft document. You can download the final strategy below.
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Warren-Blackwood 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the South West Development Commission and the shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup to produce the draft Warren-Blackwood 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The Warren-Blackwood 2050 Cycling Strategy is the third of three long-term strategies that have been developed for the South West region. Considered together, these strategies outline an aspirational vision for enhancing cycling experiences across the entire region.
A range of opportunities are outlined for the Warren-Blackwood subregion, from improving the bike friendliness of main streets to making better use of closed and disused rail corridors and enhancing cycling routes along river foreshores, in, around and between towns.
The final strategy was adopted by the four local governments across the subregion in April-May 2019. You can download the final strategy below.
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Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT and the City of Greater Geraldton have partnered to produce the Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy will guide the delivery of a safe, comfortable and integrated cycling network in the Geraldton are and outlines how the City can realise its cycling potential, leading to a healthier, happier and more engaged community.
The strategy, which was adopted by Council in August 2018, has been informed by three phases of community consultation and ongoing stakeholder engagement.
You can download the final strategy below.
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