The Public Transport Authority (PTA) will soon begin work to upgrade cycling and pedestrian access on the approach to Bassendean Station. The project is 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 will include:
- Construction of 550m of bicycle lane on either side of Broadway, from Iolanthe Street to Railway Parade, terminating at Bassendean Station. The red asphalt bicycle lanes will be 1.25-1.5m wide and separated from traffic lanes by a painted buffer.
- 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 riding 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 when commuting to the station.
Work is expected to start in late August and continue for around a month, weather permitting.