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GET ON YOUR BIKES FREO!

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2019

 

A new plan designed to encourage more people in Fremantle to ride a bike more often has been formally adopted by Fremantle Council.

The City of Fremantle’s Bike Plan 2019-2024 will set the City’s priorities for bike infrastructure projects, programs and promotional activities for the next five years.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the goal was to make Fremantle a more pedestrian and cycle friendly city.

The City’s Integrated Transport Strategy set a target that by 2030 Fremantle should have a connected, safe and seamless bicycle network that encourages cycling to be a convenient, every day choice for how to move around Fremantle.

At the heart of the Bike Plan is a low speed core in the city centre where cars, bikes and pedestrians all share the space. The city centre and other activity areas are then connected by a network of primary and secondary routes along which people of all ages and abilities can feel safe to ride a bike.

In recent years there has been a steady rise in the number of people cycling in Fremantle, with a 13 per cent increase in people riding in a recent city centre bike count.

The Bike Plan was informed by a community engagement process undertaken late last year in which residents were asked to share their experiences of cycling around Fremantle and identify areas where bike facilities were good or needed improvement.

The plan identifies four primary routes that connect major destinations such as the Fremantle and Perth city centres and four secondary routes connecting activity centres like shopping areas, schools and sporting facilities as priorities.

It also outlines planned infrastructure upgrades including more green bike lanes along on Parry Street and William Street, improvements to on-road bikes lanes on Marine Terrace and an upgrade to the intersection of Queen Victoria Street and Parry Street.

The City will also continue to participate in initiatives like the Department of Transport’s ‘Your Move’ program and Bike Week to encourage more cycling.

To read the Bike Plan click here.

 

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FREO’S SWANSEA CYCLES LEGEND ON SHOW

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, heritage, history, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2019

 

Swansea Cycles

 

This is a good exhibition for bike-friendly Freo. On in the Woolstores shopping centre this weekend, so go and have a look and if you happen to have a Swansea bicycle bring it along!

Working from their backyard in Mosman Park, the Baldwin brothers launched Swansea Cycles in 1927.

Success meant a move to Fremantle where over the next 40 years Swansea became one of Australia’s largest bike makers. They provided basic transport and the means to sporting success for many.

Swansea owners are invited to bring their bikes back home to Freo.  Have your Swansea dated and added to our register by a club expert and take away a commemorative registration tag.

Roel Loopers

 

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COVERED BIKE RACK IN HIGH STREET EAST

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 11, 2019

 

bicycles

 

The location for a proposed covered bicycle facility at 142 High Street is a bit strange, but I suppose the proximity to Kings Square is the reason for it.

Rumours have it that the City of Fremantle spent $ 500,000 on legal cost in a dispute with the building owner, but the email I sent on Wednesday to the City’s CEO about that remained unanswered, so I can’t tell you more about it.

Roel Loopers

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS FOR BOOYEEMBARA PARK

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, fitness, local government, outdoors, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2019

 

The FPOL Committee of Fremantle Council will on Wednesday consider to formalise the mountain bike trails that were created by the community in Booyeembara Park, at request of the Fremantle Mountain Bike Collective.

Trails have been constructed by the community but a feasibility and land-use compatibility study will have to be conducted since there are fragments of asbestos in the park.

The Fremantle Mountain Biking Collective proposal for mountain biking trails in Booyeembara Park proposes two key concepts:
1-3 narrow trails running from the ridge on the eastern side of the park south towards Stevens Street.
A pump/jump skills park.

The location/s and design elements will be finalised through the design process however are generally located in the eastern end of the park in the revegetated bushland.

Since the next mountain bike trails are 2 hours away near Kalamunda it would be fantastic to offer them here in Fremantle and encourage more young people to take up this outdoor activity.

Booyeembara Park could do with a bit more activation, so I hope Council will go ahead with it.

Roel Loopers

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COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

Gino's

 

At the back of Gino’s in Fremantle’s Little Market Street this morning.

Roel Loopers

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CYCLE SCHOOL TODAY TO GIVE KIDS MORE CONFIDENCE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on March 21, 2019

 

Bike Week program

BIKE WEEK is still on in Fremantle and today from 3.30-5.30pm the Cycle School at the Hilton PCYC will teach kids between 6-10 years how to improve their riding skilss and road awareness.

It is a free event, so hop on your bikes!

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IT’S RIDE TO SCHOOL DAY THIS FRIDAY

 

Ride to School Day

Have you organised that your children, accompanied by a parent, ride to school this Friday?

March 22 is National Ride2School Day, so a great day to get started on not driving to school or using public transport.

If more kids rode to school we might need less of the 600 new Diesel!!! buses the McGowan government has announced it will get made for Perth.

We do not need more diesel pollution and we need to be more aware that all these things contribute to global warming. From little things big things grow!

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH MOLE START FOR FREMANTLE TO SYDNEY BIKE RACE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, fitness, fremantle ports, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on March 16, 2019

 

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It was very busy with cyclists on the Fremantle South Mole this Saturday morning at 6am when around one hundred bike riders came to farewell the 25 mad ones who started a race to Sydney via Melbourne.

Good luck and have a safe ride, and all come home in one piece!

Roel Loopers

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BIKE WEEK FUN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, fitness, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 15, 2019

 

Bike Week March 15

 

BIKE WEEK is starting today in Fremantle, so check out all the things that are on on the City of Fremantle website. http://www.fremantle,wa.gov.au/bikeweek

Here some of the events:

•       Light Me Up Ride, 6pm, Saturday 16 March, South Beach
A leisurely nighttime ride where riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes and themselves with anything that shines, glows and sparkles for a chance to win prizes.

•       Rusty Riders, 2-6pm, Sunday 17 March, Booyembarra Park
This workshop aims to build confidence in adult riders who feel as rusty as their bikes. Participants need to bring their own bike and helmet.

•       Cycle School, 3.30-5.30pm, Thursday 21 March, 
          Fremantle PCYC
This course for school-aged children (6-10 years) improves bike handling skills and confidence so they can ride to school and for fun. Participants need to bring their own bike and helmet.

•       The Great Freo Scavenger Hunt, 2-5.30pm, 
          Sunday 24 March, South Beach
Riders will explore Fremantle area by bike, have fun solving questions and be in the chance to win some great prizes.

Roel Loopera

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FREO BIKE WEEK STARTS ON FRIDAY

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, environment, fitness, health, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 11, 2019

 

Bike Week March 15

It is BIKE WEEK in Fremantle from March 15 to 24 so hop on your bike and take part in the events.

Check it all out here: http://www.fremantle,wa.gov.au/bikeweek

Roel Loopers

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