The power of one

The ribbon cutting on July 11.

ONE East Perth resident speaking up about pedestrian safety has led to a huge $2.8 million upgrade of the Trinity shared path in East Perth.

These days more people are using the path that borders the river side of Trinity College and state Perth MP John Carey was contacted by an East Perth resident who’d been seriously injured by a cyclist there. 

Mr Carey took the case to transport minister Rita Saffioti to secure funding under the Perth City Deal between the Perth council and the state and federal governments. 

To fit in all the extra riders and walkers the paths have been widened, upgraded and realigned, lighting’s been installed for night riders, and the foreshore’s been stabilised against erosion. 

The 350m shared path’s a key link leading to Matagarup Bridge and over the river to Perth Stadium and is expected to get even more use once the new Swan River Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists is built to divert them off the perilous Causeway.

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