Perth and Midland are two important activity centres that have been identified in “Directions 2031 and Beyond”. Meeting the current and future transport task between the two centres will be difficult given the constraints along Guildford Road and the expected level of development. As a consequence, the construction of a Principal Shared Path (PSP) between the centres was identified as one way of reducing traffic congestion along the corridor.
Studies undertaken by the Department of Transport (DoT) indicated that one of the greatest barriers that prevented people from riding bicycles is the lack of safe cycling facilities.
The provision of the PSP played an important part in encouraging pedestrians and bicycle riders between Perth and Midland. In addition, due to the alignment of the path it improved access to stations along the Midland line.
The path construction was completed, and the path opened for pedestrian and cycling use on 29 June 2012.
The works included:
The details of the alignment for the PSP are provided for download:
For further information about this project please contact the Main Roads Customer Information Centre on 138 138