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Updated: 03 May 2012

Active Transport

Active Transport

Walking and cycling for transport are important contributors to increasing levels of physical activity in Western Australia. There is also a strong argument for enabling an increase in the uptake of active forms of transport in response to growing concerns about the effect of climate change, pollution, population growth and traffic congestion.

The following is a list of projects and activities the Taskforce has undertaken, with other key agencies, to support the active transport agenda in Western Australia.

 

Key Projects

Choose Active Transport Resource

Choose Active Transport Resource

The Physical Activity Taskforce, in collaboration with the National Heart Foundation (WA) and the Departments of Transport, Sport and Recreation, Education and Health, produced a Year K-7 teacher resource to foster more active transport to and from schools.

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Relevance: State
Year published: 2011

Fact Sheets

TravelSmart Program

TravelSmart Program

The Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, developed a series of TravelSmart fact sheets to assist local governments, individuals and relevant organisations in understanding the TravelSmart program and the benefits it has to offer.

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Relevance: Local
Year published: 2011

Professional Development

The Taskforce held professional development seminars and information sessions on topics which related to increasing and improving opportunities for active transport.

The following are copies of the presentations delivered at these sessions.

Active Travel Behaviour Change - Targeting Secondary School Students

Active Travel Behaviour Change - Targeting Secondary School Students

Arthur spoke on increasing active transport amongst secondary school students through authentic youth engagement. He shared his personal stories of success, the theoretical evidence base for student leadership and gave some tips on some of the challenges with sustaining effective student engagement.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2011

Walkability Checklist

Walkability Checklist

At the Active Transportation Seminar on the 7th April 2011, the following walkability checklist was provided as a guide for identifying issues and areas for improvement, in terms of the the walkability and bikeability of communities.

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Relevance: Local
Year published: 2011

Choose Active Transport

Choose Active Transport

The Choose Active Transport presentation covers the funding bodies and partners that were responsible for this resource being developed, the steps involved in developing this resource and specific information on the Teachers Resource and Matilda's Morning Adventures storybook.

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Relevance: State
Year published: 2011

Strategies

Strategies which tie into the active transport agenda.

Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007-2020

Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007-2020

This strategy was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce to assist the community and all organisations and agencies involved in walking throughout Western Australia. Walk WA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of every Western Australian.

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Year published: 2007

Submissions

Submissions lodged by the Taskforce which relate to the active transport agenda.

Submission - RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan (May 2011)

Submission - RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan (May 2011)

The Taskforce's Built Environment Advisory Committee has reviewed the RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan and provided a number of comments for consideration by the Perth Committee of Regional Development Australia.

Submission - Office of Energy (April 2011)

Submission - Office of Energy (April 2011)

The Taskforce has reviewed the Energy2031 Strategic Energy Initiative Directions Paper and, in this submission, has provided a number of comments for consideration by the Office of Energy in the process of developing the Strategic Energy initiative.