A small step in the continued development of the Fremantle – Perth Principal Shared Path (PSP) has taken place recently with the completion of the shared path between the North Fremantle train station and Pearse Street – Tydeman Road in North Fremantle.
All things transporting oneself by bicycle. A environmentally friendly and healthy car free zone.
The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett in a election promise (the question of course is this a core promise or one that will be conveniently put aside after the election?) has announced that Curtin Avenue, south of the Marine Parade roundabout in Mosman Park will be realigned so that it runs along the railway line towards North Fremantle.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is seeking feedback on numerous topics for possible inclusion in the 2016 Australian population census. For any topic to make the census there needs to strong user support and justification. One such topic up for consideration is mode of travel to educational institution.
Currently the census includes the topic mode of travel to work. The data collected via the census on mode of travel to work is widely used at the small area level for transport planning. It complements the data collected from the Workplace address/Journey to Work topic. They identify how people travelled to work on Census day (e.g. train, bus, car driver, car passenger and bicycle).
With a significant proportion of the community now engaging in education and likely to engage more so in the future plus the growing need to address transportation issues and health issues, expanding our understanding of how people travel to education is important.
The greater the understanding of how people utilise the various forms of transport the better we can address the demands and needs of the community.
Come along and here what the professionals and politicians have to say; have your say in the question and answer session.
I recently had a go at putting together a submission on the Australian federal government’s, Walking, riding and access to public transport draft report. The report itself however has some interesting chapters with sections on topics such as how Australians commute to work and study. I thought that these sections where worth a closer look. This is the first in a series of posts looking at some aspects of the report. In this post I look at how we get to work or study. The second post looks at who regularly rides a bicycle and the third post explores the economic benefits of cycling.