Contact the grants team 9364 0666
Officers are available for suggestions on Active Transport services. Contact a TravelSmart Officer 3964 0666.
The Council of the City of Melville has recently declared a climate emergency. Active transport reduces carbon emissions and improves our air quality. Vehicle emissions are the biggest source of pollution in Perth, which is not surprising when we understand that Perth, and Australia generally, have some of the highest car usage rates in the world.
Here at the City of Melville our community consistently tells us through engagement processes that traffic congestion is a source of frustration.
Your business is eligible to apply if it has its own ABN, employs 19 people or less, and is based in the City of Melville.
Fleet bikes are a great way for employers to get staff into active transport. Applications for fleet bikes will be required to include a plan that demonstrates how the fleet bike will be used by the business (eg, typical trip length, number of staff who will use the bike, other equipment provided such as; helmets, bike pump, repair kit and hi viz vests.
Application for bike purchase cannot be for personal use.
Your Move, initiated by the Department of Transport, is a free program that provides information and support to help you find more active ways to get around so you can spend less time in the car and more time doing the things you really enjoy. Find details here https://www.yourmove.org.au/
Walking and riding a bike offer so many benefits that if you could put it all in a tablet they would be flying off the shelves! Benefits include improved sleep, blood pressure and cholesterol, better stress management, a better connection with your neighbours, neighbourhood and community. They both improve air quality, save you money, reduce noise, improve road safety, provide eyes on the street and encourage more people to get out and about.
The benefits are clear however changing anything in your life can be tricky. Walking more is easiest to change, just step out your door and explore your neighbourhood. Riding a bike offers more practical benefits. You can travel further with less effort and less time however you might want to pump your tyres, oil your chain and check your helmet. Like walking start just by familiarising yourself up and down your street and then maybe take the bike to the park or to enjoy a coffee.
The trick is to start gradually and make time for it – like we said if the benefits were put in a tablet they would be over-prescribed.