The vast majority of cycling infrastructure is provided by Local Government Authorities (LGAs). They are responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of most recreational shared paths and on-road cycling facilties within their boundaries.
Funding for cycling infrastructure comes from a variety of sources including local rates, State government grants such as the Perth Bicycle Network Grants Scheme and Federal funding.
The listing on the left includes information about various councils and shires and what they are doing to encourage and improve cycling
DEVELOPING A BICYCLE PLAN
The Department of Transport have issued a Guideline for Developing a Bicycle Plan to provide local governments with a basic process about what should be done. There is recognition that each local government in WA has different priorities, issues and funding opportunities when it comes to cycling. The guideline outlines an iteractive process with a number of different tasks. Each task comprises various items for consideration, along with details how these could be undertaken, where to find relevant information and the associated benefits of including them within the bicycle planning process.
Download a copy of the May 2015 Guideline for Developing a Bicycle Plan HERE>>
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