Spotlight on Your Move champions
Our biennial Your Move Awards celebrate the success of schools, local governments and workplaces in getting people walking, cycling and taking the bus and train more often. This year’s awards event, held on November 18th 2020, highlighted the great work of passionate people in schools, local governments and workplaces. The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Transport, took part, presenting the Your Move Awards.
The event, for the first time, also included the Western Australian Bicycle Network Awards. These awards recognise those local governments, both metropolitan and regional, who have delivered outstanding bike infrastructure projects, that have engaged the community and got them excited about riding more. The Bicycle Network Awards were presented by Chris Tallentire MLA, Chair of the WA Bicycle Riding Reference Group.
And the winners are…
Your Move Achieve Award - Schools
Lake Gwelup Primary School
- Lake Gwelup Primary has engaged students, parents and the board in its active transport push.
- Student surveys show increased active travel (12% shift, 46% mode share).
- Event days, incentives and an energetic student team (the Transport Troopers) have brought about increased active travel to the school as survey results show.
Your Move Achieve Award - Local Government/Workplaces
City of Fremantle
- Consistent effort to promote active transport makes Fremantle a winner.
- Active commuting by the City’s employees has increased 13%.
- The City holds Ride2Work breakfasts for staff, provides pool ebikes, is trialling scooters and upgraded bike parking.
- Community initiatives include Bike Month activities, a community survey about biking in pandemic and Bicycle User Group rides.
Your Move Innovate - Schools
Mt Lawley Primary School Traffic Management Group
- Mt Lawley Primary School has the first wholly parent led Your Move school initiative.
- They developed their own traffic management plan from scratch and leveraged parents’ skills to run a series of engaging activities throughout the year, showing what parent support can do.
Your Move Innovate - Local Government/Workplaces
Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
- The Share the Space campaign by EMRC is a positive initiative promoting mutual understanding for safe sharing of local paths.
- A variety of channels are being used to influence behaviour amongst path users.
- Their creative idea could have a widespread effect and be applied by others.
Your Move Champion - Schools - Individual
Julia Calvert, Winterfold Primary School
- Julia has taken a strategic approach to engage the school community. Your Move is embedded in the school’s sustainability plan.
- An active student team implements activities across the year including Constable Care and RAC incursions, counting bikes and scooters for maths lessons, walk and ride to school days and recognising staff who ride to school.
- Julia has brought about positive results in engagement and active travel by students and staff.
Your Move Champion - Schools Team
Warnbro Community High School Health and Wellbeing Team
- Warnbro Community High School’s student health and wellbeing team promotes active travel across the school through regular events including Wellbeing Wednesdays.
- Rewards are provided to active travellers. The student team also mapped routes to school for an access guide.
- Student leaders encourage walking, bike riding, scooting and public transport use amongst year 6 students in feeder primary schools – setting positive norms for getting to high school.
Your Move Champion - Local Government/ Workplace
City of Albany Green Team
- The City’s Green Team has used the passion and talents of staff representatives across business areas to promote active transport in the community and workforce.
- The team has positively influenced council initiatives, community events and local schools.
- Members also role model active travel.
- The Albany team is a great example of what collective effort can do.
WA Bicycle Network - Regional Bike Network project – Highly Commended
City of Busselton
- Cloisters Shared Path – Path activation included a school event with 70 students and circulating a map of route to families.
- The path experience will be enhanced through landscaping in partnership with the Water Corporation.
WA Bicycle Network - Regional Bike Network project - Winner
Shire of Kondinin
- Kondinin’s Hyden Shared Path project is a great example of what a small local government can achieve by working with its community.
- This path aligns with the town centre revitalisation efforts.
- The Shire consulted with impacted business owners to build support for the path and engaged the school in activating it.
- The path links the main street with Wave Rock.
WA Bicycle Network - Perth Bike Network project – Highly Commended
Town of Cambridge
- Dodd Street and Lake Monger Bicycle Path – The Town undertook good consultation for path project and held a great launch event with the local schools including Noongar story telling.
- It provides an east-west connection to Mitchell Freeway PSP.
WA Bicycle Network - Perth Bike Network project - Winner
City of Canning
- The City of Canning’s ‘Route 1 project’ links key local destinations, and involved local schools to encourage riding and walking.
- This 2km shared path also trialled a new asphalt technology which upcycles old concrete paths and has the smoothness of asphalt.
- The City also worked with PTA to have new bus shelters built on route and included mid-trip facilities (water fountains, seating, new playground equipment).
To our hardworking, innovative and inspiring winners. Thanks for working with us to make walking, bike riding and public transport use an easy choice.
From the entire Your Move team.