Travel Smart & Alternative Transport

Travel SafeSustainable Transport in Cottesloe

The Town of Cottesloe has been designed as a walkable precinct, well served by public transport. Cottesloe’s natural beauty and warm climate makes it a great location to walk and cycle. The Department of Transport has a number of useful maps to assist you, with information on the Perth Bicycle Netwok in the region, local bike friendly streets and shared paths. For details about public transport services visit Transperth's website by clicking here or download a local Travel Smart guide.

Why choose sustainable travel?

Over dependence on the car leads to air pollution, traffic congestion and lack of physical exercise. By replacing a couple of car trips each week with more active transport you can save money, get fit and help the environment. Eliminating short car trips will accumulatively save fossil fuel emissions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the environment. So why not take the TravelSmart challenge and change one return trip per week from the car to walking, cycling or public transport?

For general information about cycling safety and events go the the Bikewest website.

The Town also has a Local Bike Plan to help us support cycling in our local community. You can read the Bike Plan here.

2013 Cycle Instead Bike Week

Earlier this year the Town of Cottesloe, with the support of the Town of Mosman Park, Shire of Peppermint Grove and the WMRC Earth Carers held 2 great FREE events for the community, with sponsorship from the Department of Transport. These were a great success and helped many local residents gain the confidence and skills to ride to work or school. Keep an eye out for further workshops and skills sessions.

Sustainable Travel for Staff

Council provides staff who commute to work via sustainable means an allowance to cover their expenses. This initiative encourages staff to ride or catch public transport and rewards positive behavour. By reducing the number of car trips each week, Council reduces greenhouse gas emissions, limits congestion and has happier and healthier staff!

Travel Smart to School

The Town of Cottesloe supports both North Cottesloe and Cottesloe Primary Schools encourage students to walk or cycle to school with "Car Free Fridays" and "walk to school days". As part of these initiatives Council funds breakfasts for the students to celebrate the reduced emissions and promote healthy eating. Car-free fridays also promote Walking Buses that offer a chance for students to walk in large supervised groups and safely arrive at school.

Children Crossing signTravel Smart to School

The Town is committed to providing a safe environment for the community, and encouraging residents to cycle. If you have any concerns or feedback relating to your cycling experience, or would like to report a hazard, fill in the online form here.

Bike Parking Demonstration Project in Cottesloe

Bike Parking Demonstration Project in CottesloeWe recently installed this brand new ‘Cadillac’ bike rack on the busy corner of Forrest Street and Marine Parade. This provides additional parking opportunities but also has an educational message. In the same space that is required by one car, you can comfortably park 12 bikes. With increasing parking issues and concerns about pollution this is a great way on encouraging people to leave their car at home.

Super Tuesday Bike Count

Super Tuesday is Australia's biggest visual bike count and is held in March each year. This year Super Tuesday bike counts occured on Tuesday 6 March between 7am – 9am.

Super Tuesday collects data about bike commuters to help local councils and the State Government identify how and where bicycle facilities can be improved to get more people riding.

The Town of Cottesloe registered a number of sites, including Curtin Avenue. We were really encouraged by home many people were commuting by bicycle through Cottesloe. We even had one of the busiest count site in WA, at the corner of Curtin Avenue and Grant Street. This is really useful information for us to have, and also important when encouraging the state government to extend the Principle Shared Path all the way to Fremantle. You can read the report here.

Would you like more information on Super Tuesday? Watch this short video or see the website.