Find out about the vision and role of the Department of Transport's Active Transport team.
The Department of Transport’s Active Transport team has a vision for Western Australia to be a liveable, healthy and active place where more people walk, wheel and ride as part of their everyday journeys and experiences.
To help bring about this vision, the team influences and supports the delivery of active transport solutions in Western Australia to make it an easy, attractive and widely accepted choice for people of all ages and abilities to walk, wheel or ride.
Our core programs and initiatives include:
- Leading the development of the first Western Australian Active Travel Strategy planned to be released in 2024 to guide a coordinated approach to increase active travel across the state.
- Delivering active transport infrastructure programs including the WA Bicycle Network (WABN) Program and Principal Shared Path Expansion Program to help develop safe, connected and convenient bike riding networks.
- Development and prioritisation work associated with the long-term cycle network across Perth and Peel and regional areas which provides an aspirational blueprint to guide all ages and abilities cycling infrastructure.
- Development of a suite of guidance to better support local government and others in the design and delivery of active transport infrastructure.
- Delivery of the flagship Your Move Schools Program to encourage more kids to walk and ride to school.
- Leading the implementation of the multi-year Active Travel to School Roadmap 2023-2030 which aims to reverse the declining rate of walking and riding to school in Perth.
- After a successful Infrastructure Australia Stage 1 Business Case listing in 2023-24, leading the development of a Stage 2 Business Case for a 10 to 20-year investment in a comprehensive Active Transport Program.
Leading and engaging with transport, government, industry and community stakeholders is key to the delivery of safe, attractive and efficient active transport solutions across the state. Our role in providing the secretariat function for the whole of government Bicycle Riding Reference Group is an example of this.
Our work is also steered and supported by comprehensive research and evaluation so that all initiatives are evidence based and funding is used efficiently and effectively to maximise project outcomes.