Construction is underway on the first section of the City’s cycle path network, which, when completed, will allow cyclists to traverse Kalgoorlie-Boulder safely.
The new Forrest Street shared bike path will link the Maritana Street footpath with Wilson Street and the Kalgoorlie Train Station. Construction of the bike and foot path has commenced and is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2019.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the project was the first phase of a larger bike path network implementation scheme planned for the City.
“When the bike path network is finished, cyclists can enjoy a bike ride to the station and take the train to Perth, or visitors travelling with bikes can hop off the train and head out to explore the City,” he said.
“The finished network of cycle paths will connect a number of attractions, including Karlkurla Bushland Park, the Kalgoorlie Golf Course, the Kalgoorlie CBD, Centennial Park, the Goldfields Oasis and the Boulder Heritage Precinct, including the Goldfields War Museum and the Boulder Town Hall.”
The project is part of an initiative to promote safe biking through the City by linking community facilities, schools, recreation facilities, the CBD’s and residential areas.
This project has been partially funded by the Department of Transport through the WA Bicycle Network Grants.