Bike Boulevards in Perth: Expanding the Safe Cycling Network and Introducing 30km/h Zones
Keywords: Shared Cycle Paths
With fear of sharing the road with motorists being a major barrier to cycling, and limited opportunities to retrofit off-road cycling paths in existing built-up areas, an innovative WA State Government initiative is trialling the implementation of Bicycle Boulevards on local streets of inner-to-middle suburban Perth. Each Bike Boulevard is planned to form part of the wider Perth Bicycle Network, applying traffic calming measures to achieve a self-enforcing 30km/h speed limit and a safer, more comfortable environment for cyclists and pedestrians. The paper will discuss the route selection, design processes and present survey results from users and residents.