LABELS recently pasted on paths around the City of Wanneroo are part of the biggest route and bicycle signage project of its kind in Australia.
The Your Move program uses the signs to highlight the “walkability” of local suburbs, pointing out destinations for residents.
“Often when we move around our own communities we don’t realise how short the distances are,” project leader Michelle Prior, from the Transport Department, said.
“These signs not only direct people to local community facilities, they also provide information on the distance and how long it will take them to walk there.
“The signs will help anyone who is trying to find their way around the City.”
Jade Browning, from the Department of Sport and Recreation, said the project would add to the attraction of getting outdoors and being active for all age groups.
“These new way-finding signs are functional, motivational, and could even be used in some sporting applications such as urban orienteering,” she said.
The signs are at 673 locations between Two Rocks and Girrawheen, and they point to places like schools, parks, playgrounds, libraries, supermarkets and skate parks.
About 130 signs have bike safety and bike parking messages. The project was a joint-funding exercise between the RAC and the City.
All 800 signs are made of an aluminium-based material called Enviro Non Slip.For more information, visit www.yourmove.org.au.
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