While there haven’t been too many positives to come out of a global pandemic, one of the few is the increase in people cycling in Perth.
According to the Department of Transport, more people are now riding more frequently than before COVID-19 restrictions were put in place, with an additional 77,000 Western Australians riding a bike every week.
During the restrictions many City businesses suffered but Subiaco’s bike shops were the exception, including Rokeby Road’s Bike Bug which saw a large spike in sales during the pandemic.
With this increase in cyclists, old and new, it’s important the City works towards managing future growth of cycling infrastructure – this is what the draft Bike Plan 2021 to 2025 aims to do.
The plan is currently out for community consultation and feedback until 22 December and anyone who rides in or through Subiaco is encouraged to contribute.
“Whether people are commuting to work or riding for fun, the actions that will come out of this plan will help make our cycling network and infrastructure safer and better for all,” Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said.
View the draft Bike Plan and have your say on the City’s dedicated engagement hub website.