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Updated: 18 April 2011

What is Active Transport?

What is Active Transport?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what active transport is; what the benefits are; how local governments can encourage active transport; and, what local governments are already doing to encourage active transport.

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Creating neighborhoods that encourage people to choose active transport is a great way to keep the community healthy.

Active tranpsort can include walking, cycling, skating, skateboarding and even public transport use, because people walk or cycle to and from the service stops.

Using active transport to make local trips, such as to the shops, the local park or to visit friends is an easy way for people to get their daily dose of physical activity.

Download the attached fact sheet for more information about the benefits of active transport and what local governments can do to encourage it.


Contact Details

To find out more contact:

The Department of Transport
Phone: (08) 9216 8000 (ask for TravelSmart)

The following website provide information on:

Websites encouraging cycling:

Websites encouraging walking:

Year published: 2011

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