Work to upgrade cycling and pedestrian access on the approach to Bassendean Station is now complete. The project was part of the PTA’s Connecting Stations program, which seeks to improve cycling and pedestrian access to Transperth stations through targeted projects in partnership with local government.
The project included:
- Construction of 550m of bicycle lane on either side of Broadway, from Iolanthe Street to Railway Parade, terminating at Bassendean Station
- Upgrade and modification of crossovers and footpath sections at the start and finish of the bicycle lanes, to improve connectivity with existing bicycle and pedestrian paths
- Improvements to pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Broadway and Railway Parade
The upgrade will make cycling or walking to Bassendean Station a more attractive option for local residents by improving the separation of these modes from vehicle movements. The project also has the potential to reduce traffic congestion around Bassendean Station by encouraging more people to choose active transport modes.
Work on the project began in late August and finished in October 2019.