Tag Archives: Cycling

The Greens 2029 Perth Bike Plan

The Greens have released a detailed vision for safe cycling in Perth. The plan would develop 6600 km of separate bike lanes and path covering over 50% of Perth by the year 2029!

The vision includes:

  • a total of 300 km of Principal Shared Paths – bike freeways that are not shared with pedestrians
  • a total of 2000 km of local bike routes – well-marked, safe ‘bike boulevards’ on our local streets
  • a new network of 1800 km of safe routes to every school, railway station and employment hub
  • a new network of 2000 km protected Crosstown Bike Paths – that enable cyclists to travel anywhere to anywhere in Perth
  • a new network of 120 km of Greenways linking to urban bushland, wetlands and recreational areas

The plan would be funded by just 3% of the annual State Transport budget ($64 million), plus contributions from the Federal and local governments.

To read more about the bike plan visit The Greens 2029 Perth Bike Plan, to help support the plan visit here.


Bike workshop featured in The West

Article in The West Australian 16 November 2012

Hands on Bicycle Maintenance Workshop

Join us for a hands on, fully coached bicycle maintenance workshop.

Learn how to service your own bike, including:

  • Intro – you can do 90% of bike maintenance yourself!
  • “ABCD” bike check – what to look out for to ensure your bike is roadworthy and operates efficiently
  • Basic bike fit adjustments – seat hight, seat fore/ aft etc
  • Cleaning and lubing chain, edge of jockey wheels etc.
  • Dropped chain – how to fix it
  • Taking wheels on and off – correct use of the quick release lever
  • Taking off a tyre and changing a tube easily.
  • Plus many more….. even for experienced cyclists

When: Sunday 25th of November
Where: Guildford Primary School courtyard
Time: 2-5 pm
Cost: $30 per person (bike services usually cost $50 or more)
Note, kids under 16 can attend with an adult for free, with their own bike included, as long as they are supervised and work together with the adult.

What you need to bring: Your bike! and old clothes

The workshop will be run by Mike Norman, professional cycle coach from the Secret Cycling Business. He will demonstrate each step and then participants get to work on their own bikes with assistance.

Afternoon tea provided.

Places strictly limited to 30 adults with bikes. RSVP and pre-pay essential via http://ttgbike.eventbrite.com.au/

Any questions email ttguildford@gmail.com or call Peter on 0438 940 386