Active Transport is the new buzz word at the Western Australian Department of Transport. Active Transport is the is the re-badged section of the Department of Transport’s website with a focus onÂ Â cycling and walking activities and behaviour change programs (TravelSmartÂ and Living Smart).
According to the Department of Transport, Active Transport provides a one-stop-shop for customers looking for information on active transport and sustainability. Â Within each of the Active Transport sections you will find comprehensive information and resources for the community, local government, workplaces, schools and students.
What this means is that the same website information that was there before is still there, but now under the banner of Active Transport.
What a total waste of time this is. We have been waiting years for a Western Australian Bike Plan, we lack infrastructure such as a completeÂ PrincipalÂ Shared Path to Fremantle, the northern Principal Shared Path is a joke, we have a Department of Transport so incompetent that they need yet another review to reviewÂ theirÂ stuff up with the Road Traffic Bicycles Regulations which have been a mess since 2002 when they where published and what do they focus on? Playing with their website!
I blogged in December 2011 the last response IÂ receivedÂ fromÂ Mr Reece Waldock, the Director General of theÂ Department of TransportÂ in respect to one aspect of the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Regulations 2002 which had been subject to a recent revision. Â As a reminder here is Mr Waldock’s response from December 2011. Â Keep in mind the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Regulations 2002Â had just been revised, some eight years after they where first published and some two years after the Road Traffic Code 2000 was published. So for that eight years they where in contrast to the Road Traffic Code 2000.
DoT is aware that some inconsistencies between the Regulations and the Code remain and that other provisions may be out of date in relation to advances in modern bicycle design.
DoT is planning a further review of the Code and Regulations with a view to repealing unused or irrelevant regulations. The issues you have raised in relation to Regulation 224 of the Code will be considered as part of this process. DoT alsoÂ intends to host public and stakeholder consultation sessions in conducting the review.
So the Department of Transport is aware; so what does it do? Play with its website.