Hope Road Shared Path Upgrades

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Background

The City of Cockburn has received $290,000 in funding assistance from Department of Transport to upgrade the path on Hope Road, between Bibra Drive and Pausin Crescent in Bibra Lake.

This path is an essential link for people who walk and ride bikes, connecting to the Kwinana Freeway and Bibra Lake shared paths. However, it is currently considered sub-standard.

The upgrades aim to help people aged 8 – 80 going to work, school or Murdoch University. A safer path will help to encourage less confident riders and families to start riding for transport. The upgraded path will be built off road to reduce interaction with vehicles and to encourage more people to commute on their bike instead of car.

A draft design for the upgraded path has been developed. The proposed design overcomes several challenges on Hope Road, such as the change in ground levels, driveways and underground services.

Please view the draft design and share your feedback. Community input will be considered as we review the draft design and develop a more detailed design.

Please note this is a City of Cockburn project and is not part of the Main Roads WA Murdoch Drive Connection Project. Read our FAQs to find out more.

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Background

The City of Cockburn has received $290,000 in funding assistance from Department of Transport to upgrade the path on Hope Road, between Bibra Drive and Pausin Crescent in Bibra Lake.

This path is an essential link for people who walk and ride bikes, connecting to the Kwinana Freeway and Bibra Lake shared paths. However, it is currently considered sub-standard.

The upgrades aim to help people aged 8 – 80 going to work, school or Murdoch University. A safer path will help to encourage less confident riders and families to start riding for transport. The upgraded path will be built off road to reduce interaction with vehicles and to encourage more people to commute on their bike instead of car.

A draft design for the upgraded path has been developed. The proposed design overcomes several challenges on Hope Road, such as the change in ground levels, driveways and underground services.

Please view the draft design and share your feedback. Community input will be considered as we review the draft design and develop a more detailed design.

Please note this is a City of Cockburn project and is not part of the Main Roads WA Murdoch Drive Connection Project. Read our FAQs to find out more.

Have Your Say

Closes 4pm 4 November 2020
online iconSurvey
Complete the survey
below
Email iconEmail
Write a submission to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au


Find Out More

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Draft Design
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Frequently Asked Questions
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phone iconContact Us
Ph 08 9411 3444
E customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au


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    For the point where the shared path crosses Hope Road: - Why doesn't the shared path use the existing crossing in front of the school? - Will a raised plateau be provided, similar to where the shared path crosses the other roads? - How will the new crossing operate?

    John32 asked 7 months ago

    Thanks so much for your question and interest in the project. An additional crossing has been proposed for a number of reasons:

    • This has the potential to be a busy location, frequented by both school students and commuters as Hope Road is a major east west connection to the Freeway Principal Shared Path. 
    • An additional crossing will help to alleviate congestion at the formal school crossing. Bike commuters will be inclined to use the other crossing point if one is busy.
    • The additional crossing was proposed as a better location for bikes to cross because of the ground level and impacts on riders stopping and starting.
    • Two crossing points will encourage separation of cyclists and pedestrians in peak periods.
    • Raised plateaus are proposed at car park entries. 

    We hope this if information is helpful.

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    Will the construction of the path restrict any access to the Meller Park car park ? and can you please explain the "raised plateau" in a bit more detail as the current detail is a bit ambiguous

    Nathan Dryden asked 7 months ago

    Hi Nathan, 

    Thanks so much for your interest in the project. 

    The path upgrades are simply that – there are no restrictions on access to the Meller Park car park as a result of the path upgrades. 

    The raised plateau is a type of speed hump, which will be installed at the entry of the car park, to reduce the speed of cars coming in. This is a busy car park so will help to improve safety. 

    We hope this provides further clarity and welcome you to contact us directly on 08 9411 3444 to discuss further. 

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team