Perth cans Ozone parking as State builds pedestrian paths

10/10/2007 - 11:11

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The City of Perth has closed the temporary parking facilities at Ozone Reserve, after experiencing minimal demand at the three sites opened this week due to rail closures on the Joondalup and Fremantle rail lines.

Perth cans Ozone parking as State builds pedestrian paths

The City of Perth has closed the temporary parking facilities at Ozone Reserve, after experiencing minimal demand at the three sites opened this week due to rail closures on the Joondalup and Fremantle rail lines.

According to a COP announcement, the temporary facilities at Wellington Square and Langley park have been operating at under 10 per cent capacity.

City of Perth Acting Chief Executive Officer Garry Dunne said he was pleased that city workers have been able to manage their transport requirements in a responsible manner.

Some of that could have been through walking, as Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced a funding boost to the City of Perth to fund a 1,160m separated pedestrian path along the Swan River foreshore from Perth to East Perth, to reduce conflict between walkers and cyclists.

Ms MacTiernan said she was aware that the Swan River foreshore attracted high volumes of pedestrian and cycle traffic and that the grant was intended to reduce the risk of conflict along the foreshore paths.

"The existing paths have been so popular that we're now seeing some conflict between cyclists, pedestrians and runners," Ms MacTiernan said.

"Shared paths are designed to provide enough space to safely accommodate a variety of users, so that everyone can enjoy the Swan River foreshore."

 

 

The full text of a City of Perth announcement is pasted below

The City of Perth's decision to provide additional parking for the duration of the Rail Shut Down, providing an additional 13,500 bays at three locations, has vastly exceeded demand.

After monitoring parking activity since the rail closures began on Monday, City of Perth Parking has determined that there is no need to maintain the temporary parking facilities at Ozone Reserve.

The temporary parking facilities at Wellington Square [5000 bays] and Langley Park [8000 bays] have been operating at under 10% of capacity.

Due to minimal demand and the close proximity to Langley Reserve, Ozone Reserve will not be open for public parking Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

City of Perth Acting Chief Executive Officer Garry Dunne said he was pleased that city workers have been able to manage their transport requirements in a responsible manner.

"While we have made every effort to prepare for increased demand, it appears that predictions the city would be overflowing with city workers trying to find a parking space were unfounded," Dunne said.

"Activity at our permanent parking facilities is only slightly higher than normal, and the reports from Monday showed that the Citiplace, Roe Street, Pier Street and His Majesty's car parks were able to provide parking throughout the day," he said.

City of Perth Parking will continue to monitor demand throughout the Rail Shut Down and will provide additional overflow parking if necessary.

 

The full text of the Minister's announcement is pasted below

Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced today that the State Government would provide a funding boost to the City of Perth to help reduce potential conflict between pedestrians and cyclists.

The grant will be used to fund a 1,160m separated pedestrian path along the Swan River foreshore from Perth to East Perth.

Ms MacTiernan said she was aware that the Swan River foreshore attracted high volumes of pedestrian and cycle traffic and that the grant was intended to reduce the risk of conflict along the foreshore paths.

"The existing paths have been so popular that we're now seeing some conflict between cyclists, pedestrians and runners," Ms MacTiernan said.

"Shared paths are designed to provide enough space to safely accommodate a variety of users, so that everyone can enjoy the Swan River foreshore."

This year, 23 local authorities will share in the State Government's Perth Bicycle Network Program, totalling more than $999,000.

Perth MLA John Hyde welcomed the State Government's contribution towards improving the local shared path network in the Perth electorate.

"The Perth Bicycle Network program strengthens the partnership between State and local government in delivering quality cycling infrastructure," Mr Hyde said.

"Over the past six years, the Government has provided more than $5.8million to metropolitan local governments and built more than 360km of cycling infrastructure throughout the State.

"These grants demonstrate that the Government takes its responsibility seriously for ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for both cyclists and pedestrians."

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