Record Spending for Active Transport in WA Budget

Cyclist riding accross The Elizabeth Bridge in inner Perth.

Perth, WA Active transport infrastructure in WA is set to be boosted a four-year $347 million allocation in the State Budget last month. The 2022-23 WA Budget includes: $47 million to further expand local bicycle infrastructure through the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program and other projects $62 million to continue the Principal Shared…

Critical Missing Link Approved for New Zealand’s Capital

Te Ara Tupua cycling project

New Zealand’s national capital of Wellington has a greater urban area population of 429,700 in 2020, but due to its extremely hilly terrain and limited land, being surrounded by ocean on three sides, only half of these people, 215,100 to be exact, live in the city of Wellington itself.
The other half live in nearby urban areas including Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Also due to this extremely rugged terrain, a single four lane motorway is the only main road that links Wellington to the rest of New Zealand.

Currently there is no separated cycle route along this main road, that has been built on a narrow strip of in some places reclaimed land, wedged between the mountains and the sea. The only space for cyclists is the shoulder of what is an extremely busy high speed road.