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Work set to start on City of Kwinana’s Calista bike skills track on Monday

Hannah CrossSound Telegraph
A bike skills track is coming to Calista.
Camera IconA bike skills track is coming to Calista. Credit: cegoh/Pixabay

Works on a new purpose-built bike track in Kwinana designed to help young children learn and practice road safety will start soon.

Construction is scheduled to start on the track at Calista Oval between Kwinana Adventure Park and The Edge Skatepark on Monday.

Landscaper LD Total will build the track north of The Edge and around existing trees, thanks to a grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries secured by Kwinana MLA Roger Cook and funding from the RAC and City of Kwinana.

Mayor Carol Adams said the track would be a “great way for kids to learn the road rules in a safe and fun environment”.

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The concept plan for the bike skills track, which is set to include mini traffic lights and road signage.
Camera IconThe concept plan for the bike skills track, which is set to include mini traffic lights and road signage. Credit: City of Kwinana/Supplied

The track will be fenced along Gilmore Avenue and will include a set of mini traffic lights and traffic signs to simulate a road environment, as well as pedestrian and kangaroo crossings, speed bumps and park-and-play areas.

“The track will even include an imaginative play charging station to ‘top up’ their bike or scooter,” Ms Adams said.

“The bike skills track will be free to use and is designed for both a quick visit or for an affordable family day out, with a barbecue and small patio area with a drink fountain.”

Ms Adams said families could also use the oval, skatepark and award-winning Kwinana Adventure Park, with facilities including public toilets.

The track is expected to be completed mid-year.

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