Transportation in the City
The City is committed to improving road safety on our local roads to reduce the risk of road trauma. In order to achieve this objective, the City conducts supports and promotes various road safety initiatives such as traffic management initiatives for events and schools, and development guidelines for streetscapes.
Leave Your Car at Home
Traveling Smarter is about choosing healthy and sustainable alternatives to driving your car. This can include walking, cycling, taking public transport or taxi's. There are two direct benefits of leaving the car at home:
Improve your Family’s Health
- Lack of physical activity is one of the major causes of obesity and more than two thirds of West Australian adults are either overweight or obese
- Walking and cycling, even just a couple of trips per week, will help keep you healthy.
Help the Environment
- For every litre of petrol used, approximately 2.5 kilograms of carbon dioxide is released from your car’s exhaust
- Vehicle emissions are a major source of air pollution in Perth. To calculate your car emissions visit the Green Vehicle Guide.
There are also many indirect benefits of leaving the car at home including improved amenity and safety in our neighbourhoods and an increase in positive social interaction in the community. Visit the Department of Transport for more information about TravelSmart initiatives in Western Australia.