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Active Travel for Perth

29 June 2022

Good news this week is that active transport (aka walking and cycling) is on Infrastructure Australia’s radar for Perth.

Perth has one of the lowest rates of walking and cycling commuting trips in Australia. Each day there are an estimated 2.8 million private car trips in Perth under 5km.

A reason for this is a lack of dedicated active transport connections that link key strategic centres in Perth. It is estimated that only 41% of the 1,297km of identified Primary bike network, and 34% of the 1,564km of identified Secondary bike network are completed. The remainder of these networks are either non-existing or require significant upgrades and replacement.

As a result we have worsening road congestion that will cost $3.1 billion per annum in 2031.


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