New move­ment hits Vic­to­ria Park

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS, schools and or­gan­i­sa­tions are be­ing en­cour­aged to find more ac­tive ways for their daily com­mute or school drop as the Your Move project rolls into Vic­to­ria Park.

The Depart­ment of Trans­port is tar­get­ing a group of 1500 Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dents and two schools in the area – Ur­sula Frayne Catholic Col­lege and Vic­to­ria Park Pri­mary School – as well as two busi­nesses with about 2500 em­ploy­ees in the Kings Square com­mer­cial precinct in Perth CBD.

Depart­ment of Trans­port ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of trans­port strat­egy and re­form Brett Hughes said the daily com­mute to and from the CBD made up a large part of con­ges­tion in Perth.

“The Depart­ment of Trans­port is work­ing with the Town of Vic­to­ria Park to en­cour­age res­i­dents who com­mute to the Perth CBD and have good al­ter­na­tives close by to in­cor­po­rate walk­ing, bike rid­ing and public trans­port use into their rou­tine more of­ten, in­stead of just jump­ing in the car,” he said.

Town of Vic­to­ria Park chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta said he hoped the com­mu­nity took ad­van­tage of the sup­port be­ing of­fered.

Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to ex­press their in­ter­est in tak­ing part in the Your Move pro­gram by tak­ing the short com­mute quiz at www.your­move.org.au/quiz.

Depart­ment of Trans­port ed­u­ca­tion team mem­ber Margie Martin (cen­tre) with Vic­to­ria Park Pri­mary School stu­dents Alexan­der New­som, Dy­lan Holmes, Chelsea Moores and Izzy Bolton.

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