The City of Canning has almost 420 kilometres of footpaths and shared paths.
In addition to providing a travel network, these paths promote good health activities such as walking and cycling.
To make sure the paths are in good working order, the City allocates funds to construct new paths and maintain existing paths. This includes:
- preventive maintenance
- repair of damaged paths
- sweeping of paths when necessary.
When using footpaths and shared paths, always remember to share with our path users. Check out Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council's Share the Space – a series of resources to teach you use shared spaces.
Report an Issue
You can report a fault with the City's paths through our online portal.
Cycling and walking is a key component of the City's Integrated Transport Strategy (PDF 8.7MB). This strategy considers all modes of transport and the movement needs of all users, now and in the future.
This is supported by the City of Canning Cycling and Walking Plan (PDF 7MB). The plan details how the City can increase cycling and walking in the community. For more information download the plan's maps (41MB) and appendices (43MB).
Cycling and walking route improvements
The Cycling and Walking Plan identified five routes for construction. These projects are jointly funded by the City and the Department of Transport.
Route 1 – Queens Park to Curtin University
This is the first of five new routes implemented over the next 10 years. It will be an off-road shared path for people walking and cycling. It will connect Queens Park with Curtin University via the Canning City Centre.
The City has completed construction of Stage 1. This included a new 1-kilometre section between the Canning City Centre and Curtin University via Waabiny Park. The next stage is coming soon.
This project improves access to:
- Schools – Gibbs Street PS, Sevenoaks Senior College, Cannington Community College, Santa Clara PS, Al-Hidayah Islamic School and Bentley PS.
- Local businesses – Canning City Centre.
- Recreational opportunities – Maniana Park, Coker Park, Keals Park, Mitchell Park, Chapman Park, Waabiny Park, Dumond Park and Page Park.
- Community Hubs – Queens Park, Cannington, Bentley and Curtin University.
Route 2 – City Centre to Willetton
Stage 1 of a new cycling route has commenced. The cycling route will connect 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.
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 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.
Route 3 – City Centre to Rossmoyne
The detailed design of a new cycling and walking route has been completed. The route will connect Canning City Centre and Rossmoyne via Lynwood, Parkwood, and Willetton.
Over 10km of new and upgraded shared paths are proposed in the design. It is expected the full route will be constructed within 5 years.
This project connects and improves access to:
- Schools – Bannister Creek PS, Lynwood SHS, Parkwood PS, Rostrata PS, Willetton PS and Rossmoyne SHS.
- Local businesses – Carousel, Rostrata and Apsley Road Shopping Centres and associated entertainment precincts.
- Recreational opportunities – Fleetwood Park, Woodford Park, Bannister Creek, Hossack Park, Prendwick Park, Willetton Reserve, and the Canning River Regional Park.