Active transport initiatives recognisedOrganisations and individuals delivering travel behaviour change initiatives have been recognised today at the TravelSmart Awards...
Organisations and individuals delivering travel behaviour change initiatives have been recognised today at the TravelSmart Awards, acknowledging the outstanding achievements and contributions of schools, workplaces and local governments in encouraging the use of active transport.
Department of Transport (DoT) Managing Director of Policy Planning and Investment, Graeme Doyle said it was great to see innovative and creative ways award winners were reducing car use in their communities and workplaces.
“Managing congestion in Perth is everyone’s responsibility and swapping some of the trips made by car with active transport options like walking, riding a bike and public transport, is all part of the plan to keep our city moving.”
“There are some fantastic examples from the TravelSmart Award winners of how they got their school, workplace or community involved and engaged in active transport.”
“The City of Vincent’s Bike Network Plan is helping improve bike riding infrastructure in the City, making it safer and more enjoyable for residents to ride in the area.”
“Capricorn Society used their office relocation to bring about a healthier workplace by encouraging staff to increase their active transport to get to work. This has resulted in staff reducing their car trips for work from 76 per cent to 22 per cent,” Mr Doyle said.
DoT supports a number of travel behaviour change programs that assist and encourage workplaces, schools, households and local government to choose active travel modes more often.
“We know that these travel behaviour programs are making a difference. In 2015 there was a 21 per cent increase in active transport use and an 8 per cent decrease in car trips in participating TravelSmart schools. This has an impact on school drop off and pickup traffic and makes the schools a safer environment for children,” Mr Doyle said.
Travel behaviour change programs will continue to complement a range of transport infrastructure plans that will keep the State moving into the future.
Winners for each category and TravelSmart program are:
- TravelSmart Local Government winner – City of Vincent
- TravelSmart to School winner – Warnbro Primary School
- TravelSmart Workplace winner – Capricorn Society
- TravelSmart Local Government winner – Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
- TravelSmart to School winner – Baldivis Secondary College
- TravelSmart Workplace winner – City of Vincent
- TravelSmart Local Government winner – Ryan Gibson, City of Wanneroo
- TravelSmart to School winner – Arlene Yates, Warnbro Primary
- TravelSmart Workplace winner – Emmie Maunder, Housing Authority
Winners of the Bikeley Awards for Bike Week 2016 are:
- Major Bikeley Award – Subiaco Bike to Work Breakfast, City of Subiaco
- Regional Bikeley Award – Shire of Ashburton Bike Week Events 2016, Shire of Ashburton
- Collaboration Award – City of Greater Geraldton Bike Week, City of Greater Geraldton
- Promotion Award – City Soapbox, University Bicycle Club UWA
- People’s Choice Award – Light Me Up Ride, Fremantle Bicycle Users Group
For more information on the award winners please visit the TravelSmart Awards page.
Media contact: Coby Lucas 65516273 or 0477753144
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