Grants to give WA bike riding a go

Western Australia's Bike Week 2018 is set to be one of the most diverse and exciting to date, with grants totalling $30,000 being awarded to 38 recipients to hold events encouraging people of all ages to get on their bikes.

 

With metropolitan and regional events ranging from breakfasts to community bike tours and workshops, there is something for everyone.

 

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said, "Riding a bike is a great way to travel for shorter distances, such as going to the shops or the train station.

 

"For more than 30 years, Bike Week has played an integral role in promoting bike riding across metropolitan and regional WA and these grants will help to make Bike Week 2018 a fantastic celebration.

 

"We are very pleased to support Bike Week as cycling complements the State Government's METRONET vision.

 

"Over the next four years, $129 million will be invested towards new cycling network projects that will add 95 kilometres to the network and a range of community cycling initiatives.

 

"The funding includes a $55 million expansion of the current Principal Shared Paths, which are vital for encouraging safe cycling participation while easing road congestion."

 

Bike Week 2018 will be held from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 25 and will be co-ordinated by WestCycle, with the support of the Department of Transport.

 

For the full list of Bike Week 2018 grant recipients, visit the Bike Week website http://bikeweek.com.au/

 

30 January 2018.