Long-term cycle network
Joining forces to deliver an integrated cycling network for Perth and Peel and realise the cycling potential of regional Western Australia.
About the Long-Term Cycle Network
Western Australia has all the ingredients needed for great bike riding - warm weather, rolling landscape and outstanding natural beauty.
We already have a good level of existing infrastructure for bike riding and active travel, but we know we can make it even better by developing integrated networks which consider regions as a whole. Western Australia’s Long Term Cycle Network (LTCN) identifies an aspirational blueprint to ensure State and local governments continue to work together towards the delivery of a continuous cycling network providing additional transport options, recreational opportunities and support for tourism and commercial activity.
The Western Australian LTCN is made up of 12 strategies, including one for the Perth and Peel region and 11 strategies across regional Western Australia. These are ambitious, long-term plans with a vision for infrastructure out to 2050. Going forward, agreement on the long-term cycle network will guide funding allocated through WA Bicycle Network Grants Program
The LTCN identifies the function of a route - primary, secondary or local - rather than the form it should take. Function considers the type of activities that take place along a route, and the level of demand (existing and potential). A route’s built form is based on the characteristics of the environment, including space availability, topography, traffic conditions (speed, volumes), primary users, and so on. See below for more information on the WA Cycling Network Hierarchy.
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About the Long-Term Cycle Network for Perth and Peel
Over a two year period, the Department of Transport (DoT) collaborated with 33 local government authorities in Perth and Peel to agree on routes, including strategic cross-boundary routes, that link parks, schools, community facilities and transport services, to make cycling a convenient and viable option. To date, 32 LGAs have endorsed the LTCN for Perth and Peel.
Importantly, the LTCN for Perth and Peel is not static – LGAs will be able to modify identified routes as local circumstances change, including new bike plans, precinct subdivisions and masterplans.
To view the LTCN for Perth and Peel, please click on the map link below.
Handy tip: if printing a map selection, zoom into the area required and click on the print icon. If you want to print the map and include the legend, choose your required ‘Layout’ (A4 etc) and press print – the map will then appear in a frame format with the legend.
The LTCN for Perth and Peel has been prepared in ArcGIS. If you require access to the ArcGIS files, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies
A key action of the Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan 2014-2031 is to improve planning for cycling in the regions.
The Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies seek to identify central themes and opportunities for enabling bike riding across the region and produce strategic and operational cycle network plans for identified regional centres and surrounding areas.
There is growing demand for high quality cycling infrastructure in Western Australia's regional centres, with residents expecting a higher level of bicycle connectivity between work, home and other key destinations. In some regions there are also opportunities to improve connectivity between towns.
Cycle-tourism, in its various forms, is increasingly popular and there is significant potential for regional WA to capitalise on this growing industry.
DoT aims for these cycling strategies to be aspirational and ensures that each document is produced in partnership with local government. Positioned as long-term strategies out to 2050, each document is accompanied by a short-term implementation program to prioritise the delivery of strategic infrastructure, capacity building activities, and travel behaviour change initiatives.
The networks identified in the regional strategies are not intended to be static and will be reviewed over time. LGAs can request modifications to identified routes as local circumstances change by emailing email@example.com.
To view the published regional LTCNs, please click on the map link below. This map has been prepared in ArcGIS. If you require access to the ArcGIS files, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Avon Central Coast 2050 Cycling Strategy
In collaboration with the Shires of Beverley, Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Northam, Toodyay and York, the Department of Transport is developing a Regional Cycling Strategy for the Avon and Central Coast region.
The Avon Central Coast 2050 Strategy will set out a long-term vision for cycling across the region, including an aspirational network covering key townsites and interregional connections.
Community and stakeholder feedback was being gathered on preliminary networks and themes from September to November 2020. Input was sought on a range of opportunities across the region, including improving the bike friendliness of main streets, and developing cycling routes along coastal and river foreshores, in, around and between towns.
Feedback has been reviewed and is currently being used to shape the final strategy.
Bunbury-Wellington 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the South West Development Commission, the City of Bunbury and the Shires of Capel, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup and Harvey to produce the Bunbury-Wellington 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy sets out a long-term vision to create a comfortable, direct and integrated cycling network for the Bunbury-Wellington subregion. The proposed network, which connects people to activity centres, key attractions and destinations, has been developed to facilitate cycling for transport, recreation and tourism purposes.
The final strategy was adopted by the six local governments across the subregion in late 2018. You can download the final strategy below.
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Esperance 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the Shire of Esperance to produce the draft Esperance 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy identifies opportunities to enhance riding experiences for people of all ages and abilities by improving cycling facilities along key corridors, completing cross town connections and developing unique cycle-tourism experiences by extending coastal paths and linking key destinations.
The final strategy was adopted by the Shire of Esperance in August 2019.
You can download the final strategy below.
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Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT and the City of Greater Geraldton have partnered to produce the Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy will guide the delivery of a safe, comfortable and integrated cycling network in the Geraldton are and outlines how the City can realise its cycling potential, leading to a healthier, happier and more engaged community.
The strategy, which was adopted by Council in August 2018, has been informed by three phases of community consultation and ongoing stakeholder engagement.
You can download the final strategy below.
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Great Southern 2050 Cycling Strategy
In collaboration with the City of Albany and the shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling, the Department of Transport is developing a Regional Cycling Strategy for the Great Southern region.
The Great Southern 2050 Strategy will set out a long-term vision for cycling across the region, including an aspirational bike network covering key townsites and interregional connections. The strategy will also identify a range of travel behaviour change and community initiatives to encourage more bike riding across the region.
Community and stakeholder feedback will be gathered on preliminary networks and themes from June to August 2022. Input will be sought on a range of opportunities that exist across the region to connect people to activity centres, key attractions and destinations, and to facilitate cycling for transport, recreation and tourism purposes.
This will include improving the bike friendliness of main streets, and developing cycling routes along coastal, forest and river foreshores, as well as in, around and between towns.
The community will be invited to provide their feedback through multiple avenues including a short online survey, face-to-face drop-in sessions in the local areas and interactive online maps.
For information about consultation opportunities contact email@example.com
For enquiries regarding the development of the strategy contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeuwin-Naturaliste 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton to produce the Leeuwin-Naturaliste 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The strategy seeks to create a blueprint for connecting and extending cycling infrastructure in the region to enhance recreational cycling experiences for residents and showcase some of the area's best natural assets to visitors and tourists.
The final strategy was endorsed by both councils (elected members) in late 2018 following a public comment period on the draft document. You can download the final strategy below.
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Pilbara 2050 Cycling Strategy
The Department of Transport has partnered with the City of Karratha, Town of Port Hedland, and the Shires of Ashburton and East Pilbara to develop the Pilbara 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The Strategy sets out a vision for a long-term aspirational cycling network for a number of key towns in the Pilbara, as well as a range of travel behaviour change and community initiatives to encourage more bike riding across the region.
The final strategy was endorsed by all four councils (elected members) in 2021. You can download the final strategy below.
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Warren-Blackwood 2050 Cycling Strategy
DoT has partnered with the South West Development Commission and the shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup to produce the draft Warren-Blackwood 2050 Cycling Strategy.
The Warren-Blackwood 2050 Cycling Strategy is the third of three long-term strategies that have been developed for the South West region. Considered together, these strategies outline an aspirational vision for enhancing cycling experiences across the entire region.
A range of opportunities are outlined for the Warren-Blackwood subregion, from improving the bike friendliness of main streets to making better use of closed and disused rail corridors and enhancing cycling routes along river foreshores, in, around and between towns.
The final strategy was adopted by the four local governments across the subregion in April-May 2019. You can download the final strategy below.
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