Your Move program to roll out in Town of Bassendean in February

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

THOUSANDS of Bassendean residents can get advice on how to travel to work or school through the Your Move program, which starts next week.

The program involves a team providing tips and tools to Bassendean residents on how to incorporate more active transport into their routine. It will run from February to May.

Residents and students who register will be contacted through the mail or by phone.

The Department of Transport is working with the Town of Bassendean to invest in active transport infrastructure in the Bassendean area, making it easier and safer to get around by bicycle or on foot.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti encouraged residents, businesses and schools to get involved.

“Sometimes it just takes a bit of help, support and information to realise that there is a more active way to get to your destination – in Bassendean there is likely to be a path, bus route or train station nearby that will get you to your destination or part of the way,” she said.

“Choosing to walk, ride a bike or catch public transport instead of always using the car, is a great way to get more activity in your life, save money and help the environment at the same time.”

Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly said there would be more way-finding signage, bike safety signs, a bike repair station and more bus information modules available in the Town.

“Residents will notice these facilities pop up over the next two months and I look forward to seeing the local community get engaged,” he said.

The program was previously rolled out to 21,000 residents across Cockburn, Wanneroo and Victoria Park, where there was an average five per cent decrease in car trips per participant.

For information, visit yourmove.org.au/community.