Greens applaud formidable biking announcement from WA Liberals.
“It isn’t usually the Greens come out in help of the WA Liberal Get together, however the dedication to spend $80m on biking infrastructure requires it,” mentioned Dr Brad Pettitt, Greens Candidate for South Metro and spokesperson on transport, who can be on the Board of WestCycle.
“Biking is a essential aspect of our transport community and it has been grossly underfunded for much too lengthy.”
“The WA Authorities has made some welcome funding within the biking community, and funded some nice leisure biking services – however it’s not getting the intense consideration and funding it deserves if we’re to get a considerable portion of individuals out of their automobiles.”
“Biking can actually assist deal with congestion if sufficient infrastructure is offered, however this WA Authorities retains widening and increasing roads – which we all know just isn’t the best way to scale back visitors congestion.”
“There is no such thing as a simpler option to deal with congestion than to supply secure and handy biking infrastructure that provides folks a selection about how they transfer round Perth.”
“Zak Kirkup is BRINGING a breath of contemporary air from the Liberal Get together with this angle and understanding. I welcome his formidable imaginative and prescient for biking in WA – it’s simply what is required,” Dr Pettitt mentioned. “I simply want Rita Saffiotti would bounce on a motorcycle someday and realise the identical potential!”
The WA Greens Transport coverage requires:
• completion of the Perth Bicycle Community as a precedence
• full a imaginative and prescient for an built-in Bicycle Community for each important regional neighborhood in Western Australia
• implement the Greens Bike Imaginative and prescient 2029, offering new teaching programs and infrastructure that present secure routes to each college in Perth; and that safely connects folks to coach stations, purchasing centres and employment hubs by bike
• fund biking infrastructure and packages at three per cent of the State Transport Price range to satisfy the goal to double the mode share (adopted by all governments within the Nationwide Biking Technique)