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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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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
Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Revised Guidelines designed to provide clear guidance on current standards and best practice for the planning and design of pedestrian facilities in Western Australia are now available. It incorporates current Western Australian Policies, Standards and Guidelines and refers to Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and Guide to Road Design series, and relevant Australian Standards.

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.

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.

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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Year published: 2011
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
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.

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
Top Trails WA

Top Trails WA

West Australians nominated their top 50 trails – the ones which they felt had the ‘wow’ factor and showed WA at its best. On the Top Trails website you’ll find an overview for each of the trails – along with links to other websites for further information about the national park or region they are located in.

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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
Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

The National Heart Foundation has developed a checklist, as a national consumer advocacy tool, that asks community residents to be the ‘eyes and feet’ of their Local Government council to provide feedback on the ‘walkability’ of their local neighbourhoods.

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Year published: 2011
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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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
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
How to Promote Walking for Local Governments

How to Promote Walking for Local Governments

The Physical Activity Taskforce, with support from Healthway and the National Heart Foundation - WA Division, developed this guide to assist agencies that wish to promote walking. It draws from the experiences and examples of local governments and other agencies and groups who are successfully promoting walking in their community.

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Year published: 2007
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
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
Heart Foundation Position Statement: The Built Environment And Walking

Heart Foundation Position Statement: The Built Environment And Walking

The built environment is directly associated with physical activity, particularly walking. To encourage and facilitate walking for transport and walking for recreation, the Heart Foundation makes recommendations for adult Australians, the health sector, governments and planners that include changes to the built environment and multi-level strategies, such as public education.

Shire of Ngaantayjarraku - Yirriku (Active Mob)

Shire of Ngaantayjarraku - Yirriku (Active Mob)

The project undertaken by the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku sought to increase options for residents to improve their health in structured and non structured physical activity.

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Year published: 2011
Marked Walking Trails Checklist

Marked Walking Trails Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a marked walking trail.

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Year published: 2007
Walking Maps Checklist

Walking Maps Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a walking map.

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Year published: 2007
Built Environment Research & Reference List

Built Environment Research & Reference List

The Physical Activity Taskforce Built Environment Advisory Committee collated a list of current research and reference material relating to the built environment and its impact on healthy and active lifestyles.

Walking Group Checklist

Walking Group Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when forming a walking group.

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Year published: 2007
Walking Events Checklist

Walking Events Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when planning a walking event.

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Year published: 2007
City of Cockburn: Be Active In Cockburn

City of Cockburn: Be Active In Cockburn

After having developed a Physical Activity Plan, the City of Cockburn looked to implement a range of initiatives identified within the plan. This included employing a project officer and developing a dedicated physical activity website.

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Year published: 2011
City of Perth: Get Active In The City

City of Perth: Get Active In The City

Building on a Physical Activity Plan already created, the City of Perth sought to develop an urban environment that supports physical activity and to promote resources to inform the community of local physical activity opportunities.

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Year published: 2011
Shire of Mukinbudin: Walk To Fitness Program

Shire of Mukinbudin: Walk To Fitness Program

Interest from the community has lead the Shire of Mukinbudin to prioritise walking as an alternative to sport, which has resulted in upgrades of infrastructure and walking maps and groups now available.

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Year published: 2011
Shire of Mundaring: On Yer Feet and 10,000 Step Challenge

Shire of Mundaring: On Yer Feet and 10,000 Step Challenge

The Shire implemented a walking program to increase physical activity levels of residents followed by a 10,000 Step Challenge. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.

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Year published: 2008
City of Stirling: Follow My Lead

City of Stirling: Follow My Lead

The City identified gaps in the range of community programs they offered and subsequently established a number of walking initiatives for residents and their dogs, which also showcased outdoor areas and promoted responsible dog ownership. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.

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Year published: 2007
Town of Northam: Park and Walk and Walk Northam

Town of Northam: Park and Walk and Walk Northam

The Town and Shire of Northam set out to increase walking within the town centre, as an alternative to driving from location to location. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.

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Year published: 2006
Town of Kwinana: Physical Activity Project

Town of Kwinana: Physical Activity Project

To increase the physical activity levels of the community, the Town of Kwinana employed a Physical Activity Officer who was responsible for implementing the Town of Kwinana's Physical Activity Plan. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.

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Year published: 2006
Shire & Town of Northam: Walk The Wheatbelt

Shire & Town of Northam: Walk The Wheatbelt

Responding to the diverse needs and capabilities of 21 Local Governments, Walk The Wheatbelt project sought to involve the whole community in a free walking program. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.

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City of Rockingham: Stepping It Out In Rockingham

City of Rockingham: Stepping It Out In Rockingham

The City of Rockingham set out to increase resident's physical activity by establishing walking initiatives in public spaces. This case study outlines the project objectives, what happened, the critical success factors and the costs of the project.

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Year published: 2010
City of Rockingham 'Step It Out In Rockingham'

City of Rockingham 'Step It Out In Rockingham'

The resource produced by the City of Rockingham showcases five walks in different suburbs.

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Year published: 2009
Shire of Mukinbudin 'Botanical Walk'

Shire of Mukinbudin 'Botanical Walk'

The resource developed by the Shire of Mukinbudin outlines a 4.6 kilometre walk around the township.

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Year published: 2008
City of Joondalup 'Walking Maps - Be Active'

City of Joondalup 'Walking Maps - Be Active'

The City of Joondalup booklet showcases a walking route in every suburb of the City.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Irwin 'Walk Dongara Denision'

Shire of Irwin 'Walk Dongara Denision'

The resource developed by the Shire of Irwin outlines 12 walks around the township of Dongara Denison and the coastline.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Busselton 'Walk-Cycle Busselton'

Shire of Busselton 'Walk-Cycle Busselton'

The Shire of Busselton publication 'Walk-Cycle Busselton' showcases five local walking and cycling routes.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Dandaragan 'Turquoise Way Walk'

Shire of Dandaragan 'Turquoise Way Walk'

The resource developed by the Shire of Dandaragan showcases a walk along the Jurien Bay coastline.

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Year published: 2008
City of Belmont Walk Maps

City of Belmont Walk Maps

Walk maps are located on pages 20 to 21 of the City of Belmont, Leisure, Art & Cultural Guide 2008. The resource includes four walk trails set amongst local waterways.

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Year published: 2010
Town of Bassendean 'Wicked Walks'

Town of Bassendean 'Wicked Walks'

The 'Wicked Walks' resource was developed by the Town of Bassendean in 2008. It includes walk maps for three local suburbs and provides a good example of the type of walking resources Local Governments can produce to encourage the community to get more active.

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Year published: 2008
City of Wanneroo: Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 Project

City of Wanneroo: Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 Project

The City of Wanneroo created the Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 plan in response to the declining levels of physical activity in Western Australia.

City of Belmont: 10 000 Steps Challenge

City of Belmont: 10 000 Steps Challenge

Seeking to establish a sustainable program for promoting and educating local residents about the benefits of physical activity, the City of Belmont coordinated 10,000 steps programs.

Walk Week Seminar Presentation

Walk Week Seminar Presentation

This presentation highlights key findings from the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey, with a specific focus on walking.

Bibbulmun Track Foundation

Bibbulmun Track Foundation

The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is a community based not for profit organisation and aims to assist with the management, promotion and maintenance of the Bibbulmun Track. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda (Perth Hills) to Albany (South Coast) through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.

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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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Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups, led by volunteer Walk Organisers. Heart Foundation Walking makes being active easy, even for those not used to being active.

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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Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020

Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020

Towards Zero, produced by the Office of Road Safety, considers road safety for metropolitan, regional and remote road users and is based on research about the best solutions to WA’s unique road safety problems.

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Year published: 2009
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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