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Updated: 18 April 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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What is a Local TravelSmart Guide? Adobe PDF 1.17 MB

Local TravelSmart Guides are designed to help people get around their local area or find the quickest way to a major destination (eg: university or hospital), without needing a car. These handy fold-out maps make it easier for people to be active by cycling, walking or using public transport while doing their everyday activities.

The guides carry a wealth of information about public transport in the local area. They show local bus routes and the location of all bus stops. Information about train frequency is available on some guides. Wheelchair accessible bus service information is also provided.

The guides also offer detailed information to make cycling and walking easier. Local on and off road bicycle routes and shared paths are shown, making it simple for cyclist and walkers to asses the safest and most convenient routes. The locations of bike parking, bike lockers, water fountains and bike shops are also included.

Some councils also provide an access and mobility map which has information on local facilities that are both wheelchair accessible and pram friendly.

Symbols on the guides show local desitinations and attractions that people can easily walk or cycle to. Popular places such as schools, community centres, supermarkets, delicatessens, post offices and bost boxes, shopping areas, playgrounds, barbequest, sporting ovals and dog exercise areas are shown.


Contact Details

For further information contact:

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

Year published: 2011

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