The dual use pathways which run parallel to Perth’s Fremantle, Midland and Armadale passenger railways have recently been added to the Rail Trails Australia website.
Known as Principal Shared Paths (or PSPs), these trails offer a similar experience to rail trails, that is a flat and relatively traffic free walking and cycling experience.
The three paths, which have been developed incrementally over the past 30 years, are all approaching completion. Predominantly paved with smooth red asphalt, they are very popular with commuters and recreational cyclists, as well as walkers and runners.
Planned upgrades include:
– Extending the Fremantle PSP across the Swan River as part of the Fremantle traffic bridge replacement project.
– Extending the Midland PSP from Morrison Road to Roe Highway as part of the Midland station redevelopment
– Extending the Armadale PSP to Byford as part of the Byford Rail Extension project.
As shown in the map below, the completion of these paths will help improve connectivity between the Perth metropolitan area and the various rail trails in the surrounding hinterland.