Mosman Park residents can this weekend look forward to a massive two days of community-led placemaking in partnership with RAC.
The initiative is part of the Reconnect WA project that seeks to revitalise streets and public spaces.
For Mosman Park, the space between Davis and Mann Ovals will come alive with a host of activities and, notably, a pop-up bike lane that bridges a critical gap in the local path network that paves the way for a vibrant, people-friendly space along Solomon Street.
Mayor Paul Shaw says this is an exciting first for Mosman Park and hopes this opportunity with RAC will inspire residents and the local business community to co-design and drive long-term change in the neighbourhoods.
“The Reconnect WA initiative helps local governments pilot lower-cost pop-up improvements and test new ideas with communities. Collectively, we hope this creates more people-friendly streets and inviting public spaces,” says Mayor Shaw.
“We’re thrilled that RAC is supporting our commitment to creating a safe, sustainable and connected Mosman Park.”
The free event will kick off from 1pm on Saturday 6 May with a smoking ceremony, Aboriginal rock-painting and storytelling, and a Welcome to Country. There will be free bike services from Dan the Bike Man and bike riding lessons from People on Bikes. Don’t forget to take your bike for a spin around the pump track for all ages.
Festivities will continue on the following Sunday with a Buy Nothing pop-up market, a craft stall where you’ll get to design your own eco-friendly bag with Kindling Creative, and more bike lessons and services. If you have something in need of repairs, go see the Repair Lab who will be on hand to help out with jewellery, electronics, sewing and general repairs.
Lastly, don’t forget to pop by and have a chat to the Town’s Community Engagement team about how you like to get around Mosman Park on foot or on two wheels. We’ll use this information to help improve movement and accessibility through the Town.
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