Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan (WABN)
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The draft Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan (2012-2021) was launched by the Minister for Transport on Tuesday, 13 March 2012. This new plan incorporates a review of its predecessor, the 1996 Perth Bicycle Network Plan, while also taking in regional cycling.
6 November 2012 - Bicycling Western Australia has been appointed to the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan Implementation Reference Group. The Reference Group is a high level forum convened to discuss strategic issues relating to the WABN Plan and provides advice to the Department of Transport on the implementation of key recommendations in the Plan. The group is responsible for assisting with the introduction and implementation of the Plan within Western Australia. Download a copy of the Reference Group's Terms of Reference.
Bicycling Western Australia's response addresses the Key Recommendations as presented in the Plan and outlines our position on these recommendations.
Additional comments have been provided in relation to important aspects of the document including the need to develop a true whole-of-government approach, funding and mainstreaming, project priorities and the make-up of the Principal Shared Path Network.
The feedback provided in this document is designed to offer advice and provide assistance in the preparation of the final WABN document and we thank the Department of Transport for enabling us to provide this input.
Download the draft Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan (WABN) here.
Key recommendations of the WABN Plan include:
- Formulation of a WABN Implementation Reference Group
- Biennial review of the Plan
- Expansion of the PSP network
- Funding increases to the PBN and RBN Grants programs
- A feasibility study for an end-of-trip facility in the CBD
- A connections to schools program
- A connections to rail/major bus stations program
- Review of traffic management on local roads
- Review of the local bicycle routes
- Development of an online journey planner
- Planning for cycling facilities in larger regional cities