The West Australian, 7 January 2017
It was a clear October morning when Greg Prosser joined his weekly group ride, with a strong easterly blowing and a cloudless sky. The Friday ride had almost become a ritual for the Perth schoolteacher — a keen cyclist for the past 25 years. About 45 minutes in, the riders stopped at traffic lights on Nicholson Road in Ferndale. Mr Prosser, 47, had just put in a hard effort and was relieved at the chance to catch his breath. He recalls very little beyond this point because as he took off from the lights, his bicycle crumbled underneath him sending him nose-diving into the kerb.
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On Wednesday 12th October, the Department of Transport and the Urbanet Research Network at Curtin University are hosting an International Cycling Workshop. Led by Dr Marco te Brommelstroet, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam, the workshop will look firstly at cycling infrastructure and practice in The Netherlands and then at how Dutch design ideas could be applied to Perth. It promises to be a fascinating and insightful day.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Registration from 8:15am, 8:45am start – Close 5:30pm
Perth Town Hall, Corner of Barrack Street and Hay Street, Perth
RSVP/Queries: Sam McLeod, Urbanet, Curtin University firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is free to attend with refreshments and a light lunch provided. Please indicate any special dietary requirements. We hope to see you there.
11.30am, 16 June 2016- Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
In November 2015, the Committee for Perth and partner RAC launched Get a Move On! – a year-long research project which directly responds to community concerns that the region lacks a comprehensive road, public and active transport network to meet Perth and Peel’s 21st century mobility needs. This Perth in Focus luncheon will feature a keynote address from UK Professor Jon Shaw, co-author of ‘The Transport Debate’. OurGet a Move On! Commuter Survey found that two in five commuters prefer to drive in an ideal world. Over lunch, Jon will reflect on a typology of commuters, including “motorway man”, “car complacents”, “malcontent motorists” and “aspiring environmentalists”.
The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee released on 3 May 2016 its report on the Federal funding of the Perth Freight Link. The full report, titled Decision to commit funding to the Perth Freight Link project, is downloadable from the Senate website: (http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Rural_and_Regional_Affairs_and_Transport/Perth_Freight_Link/Report).
The Report’s 7 recommendations are listed below.
From the recent April/May 2016 RACWA magazine Horizon, page 22 has a substantial article on the Federal election and their top 10 transport priorities in WA: http://horizons.rvrapid.com/?i=Horizons%20Apr%20May%2016&startpage=22#folio=22
Community News, 21 July 2015
A THREE-week public consultation period on the City of Wanneroo’s draft cycle plan will start on Monday. The City has invited community feedback on the plan before staff present it to the council later this year. Mayor Tracey Roberts said the plan aimed to improve cycling in its boundaries.
“The City’s vision is to make cycling Read more