Regional WA’s first ‘safe active street’ has been established in the mid-western town of Geraldton, to improve bike network connectivity and community safety.
The $1.73 million project, jointly funded by the State Government and the Geraldton council, stretches 1.4km along Railway Street in Bluff Point and connects to popular community facilities, including Spalding Park Reserve, St Lawrence Primary School and the Geraldton Commercial Centre.
Improvements launched last month include a reduced speed limit and raised plateaus to slow vehicles down.
In addition, a 500m shared path has been installed to connect the safe active street to the existing path network within Chapman River Regional Park, linking families, other residents and visitors to recreational activities.
The project complements a $4.24 million Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion project, which will comprise construction of another 8.3km of high-quality path and a Sunset Drive to Drummond Cove shared path.