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WA government to spend $28m on cycling infrastructure
07/05/2012 - In a pre-state budget announcement, the West Australian government has committed $28 million over two years to improve cycling infrastructure within a 15km radius of Perth's CBD.
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Transport Minister Troy Buswell says the funding will be used to improve the city's "principal shared path network" and increase bicycle network grants across the state.
"With an estimated 300,000 cycling trips a month in the Perth metropolitan area alone, this funding will enable us to deliver targeted projects to address infrastructure gaps and provide safe routes for the many West Australians who cycle," he said.
In line with the Bicycle Network Plan announced in March, the main shared paths of priority to be built with the money include the Midland rail line from Bassendean Station to Midland Station, parts of the Fremantle rail line and sections of the Mitchell Freeway.
"These projects will provide many cyclists with safe, high-quality paths to ride on, in place of using a mixture of poor quality paths and local roads, which may be busy and without any provision for cyclists," Buswell said.
The funding will also mean money available for Perth Bicycle Network grants will double to $4 million over two years, while Regional Bicycle Network grants will increase to $1.5 million in 2012-13 and to $2 million in 2013-14.
The cycling funding is the second pre-state budget announcement of the weekend, with the government also committing $31.73 million to build a new WA Institute of Sport facility.
The WA government will deliver its state budget on May 17.
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