CATS may roam Subiaco

SUBIACO City Council is working on a proposal to establish two shuttle bus services – one to the University of WA and one to West Perth.

Council CEO Chester Burton said the UWA shuttle bus service was well advanced. Buses on the route will leave from the Subiaco Railway Station.

Mr Burton said the shuttle service between Hay Street, West Perth and the northern end of Rokeby Road, Subiaco, was still in its infancy.

He said the West Perth service could be a Central Area Transit bus-type service but would not be linked to the Perth CAT system.

However, a Transport WA spokesman said an extension of the existing Perth CAT bus service to Subiaco was being discused.

The CAT buses are very popular in the Perth CBD. A similar service was started in the Fremantle CBD recently.

Mr Burton said the Subiaco council was conscious of the need for public transport and recognised the negative impact of people using cars for transport to the area.

“There are parking problems in Subiaco and at UWA, which is why that shuttle service is so appealing,” he said.

“We’re trying to make sure there is a reasonable balance between all transport modes.

“As vehicle traffic flows increase in Subiaco, council is taking action to compensate.

“Various traffic calming works are taking place.

“Our challenge is to meet the needs of all road users, be they motorists, pedestrians or cyclists.”

Subiaco Business Association president Carolena Boyd said Subiaco was well serviced with public transport.

“People are coming from all over Perth to use Subiaco,” Ms Boyd said.

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