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High petrol prices. Traffic congestion. Car repayments. Expanding waisteline. Perfect weather. There are many great reasons to jump on your bike and ride to your destination.

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Recreate

Did you know WA is home to world-class trails and some of the most picturesque rides in the world? Flick through our list of promoted rides and trails to find some great riding experiences.

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Compete

If you think that events and competitions are only for hard-core riders, then think again. In WA there are events and competitions to suit all riders, from kids to elite, from beginner to expert, from BMX to road.

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Campaign

Cycling has for too long been the forgotten element of WA's transport sector. It's our aim to change that. We are working with the WA cycling community to turn WA into a cycle friendly state

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Latest News

PERTH & PEEL AT 3.5 MILLION

Today the State Government released the Perth and Peel 3.5 Million and Beyond Transport Plan, with a large emphasis on future cycling infrastructure.  

WestCycle Chief Executive Officer, Matt Fulton welcomed the launch: “The release of the Perth and Peel 3.5 Million and Beyond Transport Plan shows how far cycling has come in Western Australia.  This is an incredibly exciting time for people who already ride and this plan will encourage even more people to get on their bikes”. 

The plan is a huge win for cycling infrastructure in Western Australia. Perth and Peel at 3.5 Million identifies a series of interconnected local routes, strategic routes, Principal Shared Paths (PSPs) and Recreational Shared Paths (RSPs) with the aim of providing high quality, safe and connected links between Perth’s various universities, schools, train stations, activity centres and tourist destinations.

The three key highlights from the plan are:

1. Connecting and Completion of the PSP Network
Increasing of route density and creating a finer grained network will help make riding a bike more convenient, with better connected routes. Expansion of the local network in particular will help to fill in the gaps, making it safer and easier to ride from door-to-door and address first and last mile barriers. 


2. Transforming Perth's CBD to a bike friendly environment
In a big step forward, it has been recognised that the Perth CBD requires protected bike lanes. Acceptance that on-street parking and a reduction in traffic lanes may need to be replaced to accommodate this brings Perth's inner city design in line with that of global cities the likes of London, New York and Paris. 

3. New river crossings
Elements of the plan such as the proposed new river crossings have the potential to significantly impact behaviour and movement patterns. These crossings would radically improve connectivity and substantially shorten journey times, for example the Three Points Bridge will connect Elizabeth Quay to Fremantle with a journey time by bike of under 40 minutes. 

The Three Points Bridge is projected to span 8 meters in width, allowing for cycling and pedestrian movements to be fully separated. Viewing bulges will be provided over the Swan River to allow for users to stop and enjoy the view. This is an incredibly exciting time for bike riders in Perth, the proposed plans for new river crossings like the Three Points Bridge will connect Perth like never before, with connections from Chidley Point - Point Walter - Point Resolution. 


Read the full cycling plan here http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/projects/PROJ_P_Cycling_Network__Plan.pdf

SAFE PASSING DISTANCE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

There has been a lot of media attention this week given to the implementation of Safe Passing Distance here in Western Australia. WestCycle, along with the vast majority of our Member organisations, have long been supporters of the introduction of Safe Passing Distance in Western Australia and we have been working in the background to try to achieve this change.

PERTH TO HOST 2016 UCI AMATEUR ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Perth will play host to the Union Cycling Internationale (UCI) Amateur Road World Championships (UWCT Final) from 1st September 2016.

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