Town of Bassendean to encourage more people to cycle with Your Move

Bassendean train station. Picture: Kristie Lim
Bassendean train station. Picture: Kristie Lim

A FREE sustainable transport program will be rolled out in the Town of Bassendean in early 2019, following in the steps of the cities of Cockburn and Wanneroo and Town of Victoria Park.

The Your Move program provides tools, information and support to families, schools and workplaces to find out more active ways of transportation.

It has catered for 53 workplaces, 21 local governments and 84 schools across WA.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the program encouraged people to walk, ride or take public transport to school or work instead of driving.

“Your Move plays an important role to make active travel choices easier,” she said.

“The program helps give people the tools, information and encouragement to use active transport more often, helping build more connected, healthier and environmentally friendly organisations and communities.”

Mayor Renee McLennan said the program aligned with the Town’s vision of creating a less car-dependent community.

“As part of the program, the Town will be installing way finding and bike safety signs and a bike fix-it station in the town centre, as well as promoting events such as Ride2Market,” she said.

“In addition, there are a variety of other supporting initiatives that are being explored for possible implementation, including bicycle lock subsidies, e-bikes and a Cycling Without Age project.”