The City of Canning incorporates almost 350 kilometres of footpaths and shared paths. In addition to providing a travel network, these paths are intended to promote good health activities such as walking and cycling.
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To make sure the paths are in good working order, the City allocates funds annually for the construction of new paths and the maintenance of existing paths. This includes preventive maintenance, repair of damaged paths and sweeping of paths when necessary. See Current Projects below.
Should you wish to report a fault with the City's paths, please use the following link: Report an issue.
Cycling and Walking is a key component of the City's Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS). The intention of this strategy is to identify a range of interrelated transport plans to assist the City in managing sustained urban growth and maintaining the community's high quality of life.
The City of Canning Cycling and Walking Plan provides strategic direction and recommendations to increase cycling and walking within the City.
--- Cycling and Walking Plan - Appendices --- Cycling and Walking Plan - Maps
Share the Space
Please be courteous when using our paths to help make them a safe and enjoyable space for everyone.
The City is committed to the use of Sustainable Construction Materials
in the construction of new paths wherever possible.
Cycling and Walking Route 1 - Queens Park to Curtin University
Route 1 is the first of five routes that will be rolled out over the next 10 years. It will be an off-road, shared path for people walking and cycling, and will connect Queens Park with Curtin University via the Canning City Centre.
The City has completed construction of Stage 1. This included a new one kilometre section between the Canning City Centre and Curtin University via Waabiny Park. This stage was jointly funded by the City and Department of Transport. The next stage is coming soon.
Route 1 will ultimately connect with:
Gibbs Street PS, Sevenoaks Senior College, Cannington Community College, Santa Clara PS, Al-Hidayah Islamic School and Bentley PS.
Canning City Centre.
Maniana Park, Coker Park, Keals Park, Mitchell Park, Chapman Park, Waabiny Park, Dumond Park and Page Park.
Queens Park, Cannington, Bentley and Curtin University.
Cycling and Walking Route 2 - City Centre to Willetton
The City of Canning is currently constructing Stage 1 of a new cycling route between Canning City Centre and Willetton via the Canning River Regional Park. This stage includes over 2kms of shared paths connecting Lambertia Park to Kielman Walkway. This project is jointly funded by the City and the Department of Transport.
This route was identified as part of the City’s adopted Cycling and Walking Plan and is the second of five identified routes planned for construction.
Over 5km of new and upgraded shared paths are proposed in the design. With ongoing support from the Department of Transport it is expected the full route will be constructed within 4 years.
This project connects the Canning City Centre, Ferndale, Riverton and Willetton and improves access to:
Schools: Willetton SHS, Castlereagh PS, Burrendah PS, Willetton PS, Orana Catholic PS, Riverton PS and Fountain College.
Local businesses: Carousel, Riverton and Southlands Shopping Centres and associated entertainment precincts.
Recreational opportunities: Willetton Sports Precinct, Riverton Leisureplex, Ferndale Park and the Canning River Regional Park.
Community Hubs: Willetton, Riverton and Cannington.
Cycling and Walking Route 3 - City Centre to Rossmoyne
The City of Canning is currently designing a new cycling and walking route between Canning City Centre and Rossmoyne via Lynwood, Parkwood and Willetton. This project is jointly funded by the City and the Department of Transport.
This route was identified as part of the City’s adopted Cycling and Walking Plan
and is the third of five identified routes planned for construction.
Over 10km of new and upgraded shared paths are proposed in the design. With ongoing support from the Department of Transport it is expected the full route will be constructed within 5 years.
This project connects and improves access to:
Bannister Creek PS, Lynwood SHS, Parkwood PS, Rostrata PS, Willetton PS and Rossmoyne SHS.
Carousel, Rostrata and Apsley Road Shopping Centres and associated entertainment precincts.
Fleetwood Park, Woodford Park, Bannister Creek, Hossack Park, Prendwick Park, Willetton Reserve and the Canning River Regional Park.