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Resources tagged: Active transport

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Active Transport Website

Active Transport Website

The Active Transport website has been created by the Department of Transport to bring together the Department's cycling and walking activities and behaviour change programs (TravelSmart and Living Smart).

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UK National Planning Policy Framework

UK National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework is a key part of government reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth and improve wellbeing.

Social Cities

Social Cities

Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. Indeed, a lack of face-to-face contact can put our health at risk. This understanding has inspired the Grattan Institute's new report, Social Cities. It looks at ways to make cities better places to live by increasing our opportunities to connect with other people.

Walk WA: Walking Strategy Appendices

Walk WA: Walking Strategy Appendices

This Appendices document accompanies the Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007 – 2020 (Walk WA) document.

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Year published: 2012
WA Walking Strategy 2007-2020 - Appendices

WA Walking Strategy 2007-2020 - Appendices

This Appendices document accompanies the Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007 – 2020 (Walk WA) document.

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Year published: 2012
Draft Public Transport Plan for Perth 2031

Draft Public Transport Plan for Perth 2031

The newly released Public Transport for Perth in 2031 document is the State Government’s vision for improved and expanded public transport in Perth.

Liftout Summary

The Active Living for All: Liftout Summary is a quick reference guide (A3 size) that accompanies Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016. The liftout outlines the vision, mission, priorities and strategies for action by sector (e.g. planning and health) and setting (e.g. school and the workplace) in activating people and places.

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Year published: 2011
Active Living for All

Active Living for All

Launched on Thursday 15 December 2011, the Active Living for All framework represents the strategic direction for increasing and improving opportunities for physical activity in Western Australia (WA) over the next five years (2012 - 2016).

Directions 2031 and beyond

Directions 2031 and beyond

Directions 2031 is a high level spatial framework and strategic plan that establishes a vision for future growth of the metropolitan Perth and Peel region; and it provides a framework to guide the detailed planning and delivery of housing, infrastructure and services necessary to accommodate a range of growth scenarios. Directions 2031 encompasses all land within the metropolitan Perth and Peel region schemes, an area that is also referred to as the city or metropolitan region in this report.

National Urban Policy - Our Cities, Our Future

National Urban Policy - Our Cities, Our Future

On 18 May 2011, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport released Our Cities, Our Future - A National Urban Policy for a productive, sustainable and liveable future.

TravelSmart Local Government Program - Evaluation Summary

TravelSmart Local Government Program - Evaluation Summary

This document summarises the evaluation process and findings of the TravelSmart Local Government program. The evaluation was carried out by independent review in April - July 2011. The TravelSmart Local Government program supports local government to reduce car dependency in their communities through the employment of a TravelSmart Officer.

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Year published: 2011
TravelSmart Workplace Program - Evaluation Summary

TravelSmart Workplace Program - Evaluation Summary

The following document is a four page summary of the TravelSmart Workplace Program evaluation which was carried out by independent evaluation in April - July 2011. The evaluation summarises the evaluation process, findings and recommendations for enhancing the program. The TravelSmart Workplace program supports employers and site managers to reduce car trips to their workplaces and enable active, sustainable travel choices.

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TravelSmart Program Evaluation - Final Report (July 2011)

TravelSmart Program Evaluation - Final Report (July 2011)

The Western Australian Department of Transport commissioned Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA) to undertake the "Evaluation of TravelSmart Local Government and Workplace Programs".

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Mark Fenton Presentation

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mr Fenton shared his knowledge on how to create more active places and people in your community – leading to more liveable, sustainable, and productive cities and towns.

City of Perth 'Walking and Jogging Routes'

City of Perth 'Walking and Jogging Routes'

The "Walking and Jogging Routes in the City of Perth" pocket guide has been developed with the entire community in mind and provides all the information you need to know about the best walking and jogging routes in the City of Perth.

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

On 30 August 2011 amendments to Western Australian bicycle regulations were announced. A key amendment is that adults are now permitted to ride a compliant* power assisted pedal cycle (PAPC) on shared paths with the power engaged.

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National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

The Australian Bicycle Council has released the following National Cycling Participation Survey (31 August 2011). The survey, which reports on cycling for transport and recreation, provides baseline data on cycling participation in Australia.

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The British Cycling Economy - Gross Cycling Product Report

The British Cycling Economy - Gross Cycling Product Report

The London School of Economics and Political Science have released the following Gross Cycling Product report which determines that cycling annually contributes almost £3 billion to the UK economy.

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Year published: 2011
Active Transportation to School - Review of Interventions

Active Transportation to School - Review of Interventions

Published by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, this paper reviews intervention studies related to active school transportation. The aim of the review is to guide future intervention research.

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Year published: 2011
Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute is a leading-edge, internationally recognised research, teaching and policy advice provider in sustainability. There are a number of publications and discussion papers on the CUSP website which deal with the uptake of active transport and the design of environments which are conducive to healthy, active lifestyle choices.

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Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids are children and young people who experience freedom from their front door. The Free Range Kids website is brought to you by Sustrans - a UK charity promoting travel by foot, bike and public transport for everyday journeys. A key area of work for Sustrans has been to reverse the decline in the levels of walking and cycling to school and beyond, making it easier for kids to be out and about and active.

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Year published: 2011
12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

The following one page document by Paul-Andre Larose, Ph.D. Ontario, Canada, lists the twelve key attributes necessary for a successful bikeway network which encourages and supports the uptake of active transport.

Walkability Audit Tool

Walkability Audit Tool

Developed by the Department of Transport (July 2011) the Walkability Audit Tool is a tool for use by officers of local government authorities, consultants and community groups. The tool assists local governments in identifying issues to improve pedestrian safety, accessibility and amenity and to identify appropriate countermeasures.

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Developed by the Heart Foundation, this brochure highlights the results of consumer preferences for healthy developments and provides some basic guidance to the development industry on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods.

Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Morning Adventures is an early childhood storybook designed to accompany the Choose Active Transport resource for teachers.

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Year published: 2011
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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An Australian Vision for Active Transport

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

This report, prepared by the Australia Local Government Association, Bus Industry Confederation, Cycling Promotion Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia and International Association of Public Transport, calls on the Australian Government to make a major commitment to driving active transport in Australia.

Department of Transport - Cycling Brochures

Department of Transport - Cycling Brochures

The Department of Transport produces and distributes a range of comprehensive cycling brochures, which can be downloaded from the cycling section of their website.

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

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

The Walk WA Walking Strategy was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce to assist the community and all organisations and agencies involved in walking throughout Western Australia.

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Year published: 2007
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.

Active Transport

Active Transport

Active transport is the most practical and sustainable way to increase physical activity levels, helping Western Australian’s to achieve the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

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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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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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Year published: 2011
Public Transport Authority

Public Transport Authority

PTA is responsible for: Rail, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area (Transperth); Public transport services in regional centres;Coach and rail passenger services to regional areas (Transwa); and School bus services. In addition, they are responsible for designing, building and maintaining transport infrastructure.

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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.

Cycling Resource Centre

Cycling Resource Centre

The Cycling Resource Centre is maintained by the Australian Bicycle Council (ABC). The ABC is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of the Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011 - 2016.

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Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

The checklist provides a mechanism to assess the walkability and bikeability of a local area.

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ActiveSmart

ActiveSmart

ActiveSmart is a world-first physical activity participation program model based on the internationally recognised strategy used by the TravelSmart program. It uses tailored information, resources and personal contact to motivate and encourage households to participate in physical activity.

Be Active Cockburn

Be Active Cockburn

The Be Active Cockburn website is a dedicated physical activity website set up to inform the community about how to lead a healthy lifestyle, with information on TravelSmart, healthy eating, tobacco smoking, alcohol, and mental health.

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What is a Bicycle User Group?

What is a Bicycle User Group?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Bicycle User Group (BUG) does; how local governments support their BUGs; how to start a BUG; and, information for those in country towns or regional centres.

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Year published: 2011
What is a Local TravelSmart Guide?

What is a Local TravelSmart Guide?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Local TravelSmart Guide is; what are the benefits of having a guide; who provides the information for the guide; how much the guide costs to produce; how the guide can be promoted and distributed and where to find out more information.

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Year published: 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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Year published: 2011
What is a TravelSmart School?

What is a TravelSmart School?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: What a TravelSmart School is; what the benefits of a TravelSmart school are; and, how Local Governments support TravelSmart schools.

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What is a Local Government TravelSmart Officer?

What is a Local Government TravelSmart Officer?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Local Government travelSmart Officer is; what the benefits of employing a TravelSmart Officer are; what a TravelSmart officer does; what TravelSmart Officers have achieved so far; and, how to hire a TravelSmart Officer.

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Making Workplaces TravelSmart

Making Workplaces TravelSmart

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a TravelSmart workplace is; what the benefits of a TravelSmart workplace are; how local governements can support TravelSmart workplaces, what TravelSmart workplaces have already done; what a Workplace Travel Plan is; and, how to find out more information.

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Year published: 2011
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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Year published: 2011
Healthy by Design – Victoria 2004

Healthy by Design – Victoria 2004

Prepared by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Victoria Division), Healthy by Design: A Planners' Guide to Environments for Active Living has been developed with the aim of making it easier for planners to incorporate, into daily planning decisions, design considerations that positively impact on the health and well being of all Victorians.

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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Year published: 2011
Australian Bicycle Council

Australian Bicycle Council

The Australian Bicycle Council is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016. This is the third cycling strategy to be sanctioned by Australian transport ministers as part of the Australian Transport Council.

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Main Roads WA

Main Roads WA

Main Roads WA contribute to the development of the State's network of shared paths and the maintenance of Principal Shared Paths (PSPs). These can also link with shared paths that are the responsibility of various local governments. Additionally, we work with other WA agencies like the Department of Transport, to promote the environmental, health and economic benefits of walking and cycling.

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Healthy Environments Healthy Children

Healthy Environments Healthy Children

The Heart Foundation and the Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO) have developed a resource - a guide advocating for walking, cycling and other health issues - to assist parent groups to influence their school community to make positive changes to their environment, making it easier for children to lead healthy, more active lives.

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Year published: 2009
Walk Maps

Walk Maps

The Taskforce compiled examples of walk maps developed by local governments. These maps make it easier for people to be active by cycling, walking or using public transport while doing their everyday activities.

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Liveable Neighbourhoods

Liveable Neighbourhoods

Liveable Neighbourhoods is an operational policy for the design and assessment of structure plans and subdivision for new urban areas in the metropolitan area and country centres.

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Year published: 2007
Department of Transport

Department of Transport

The Department of Transport's (DoT) key focus is on operational transport functions and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service Western Australia. The Department of Transport website includes information on active transport, walking, cycling and the Travelsmart program.

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TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Run by the Department of Transport, TravelSmart helps people to use cars less and to choose alternatives such as walking, cycling, and public transport.

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Draft Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan

Draft Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan

The Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2012 to 2021 details the continuing development of metropolitan and regional cycling facilities.

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Year published: 2012
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

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