Cycling on Foot Paths Legal in WA

cyclistFremantle residents, in fact anyone living in Western Australia should be aware that cycling on footpaths has once again been made legal in the state.

The government decided last week to increase the number of dedicated bike paths after the deaths of 2 cyclists in Perth last month. The cyclists were hit by cars.

While previous laws only permitted children under 12 to ride on footpaths, the new rule allows all cyclists this privilege.

The Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Group found allowing cyclists of all ages on footpaths had safety benefits and very low risks to pedestrians.