Juniors to get on track as State promises $350k

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Kwinana chief executive Wayne Jack, Luka Goricanec, Mayor Carol Adams, Indi-rae Fisher, Roger Cook and Jaxson Fisher.
Camera IconKwinana chief executive Wayne Jack, Luka Goricanec, Mayor Carol Adams, Indi-rae Fisher, Roger Cook and Jaxson Fisher.

A junior bike road-safety track to help children safely navigate road conditions and experience road-related traffic situations could soon become a reality in Kwinana.

The State Government last week announced it would provide $350,000 to the City of Kwinana to design and construct a junior bike road-safety track, if WA Labor is re-elected next month.

The track would simulate road traffic conditions, so children up to 10 years of age can learn how to navigate road traffic conditions in a controlled manner and under the care and supervision of their parents or guardians.

It would simulate real-life road traffic layouts, including traffic lights, and be built on Calista Oval adjacent to the Adventure Park.

Mayor Carol Adams said the project was a “fantastic” road-safety initiative for children and young families in the region.

“This is Perth’s very first purpose-built junior safety track, which will even include operational traffic control signals and will help young children to learn about road safety in a controlled environment,” she said.

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook said he was excited about the project.

“As the local Member for Kwinana, I’ve always advocated for kids to get active, especially by encouraging bike riding in the area,” he said.

“This project will ensure that kids get the confidence and road safety knowledge they need to ride safely in the community.”

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