City of Cockburn residents will soon be encouraged to swap car trips with walking, cycling or catching public transport, and increase their physical activity as part of a new 12-month program - Your Move. Get active your way.
Launched today by Transport Minister Troy Buswell and Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron, the Your Move program will work directly with residents to achieve positive behavioural change and also to identify any obstacles to change such as indirect station access, disconnected cycle routes and overcrowded passenger trains.
Mr Buswell said encouraging people to walk, ride or use public transport rather than driving a car for short trips, was a positive step in reducing congestion on local roads.
“This program has been designed to help individuals of all ages and abilities, and will assist people in identifying ways in which they can replace car trips with other transport options,” he said.
“All residents in the City of Cockburn are invited to participate with 10,000 households being offered intensive coaching over the phone, including tailored support for goal setting, ongoing motivation coaching and monitoring of their progress.”
Mr Waldron said engaging and educating households via Your Move was crucial to increasing physical activity levels within the City of Cockburn.
“The program will show participants how simple changes can make a real difference to how physically active they are,’’ he said.
“Participating in Your Move is a win for both the health of participants and the community.”
Your Move. Get active your way is funded by the departments of Sport and Recreation and Transport and the City of Cockburn. It is supported by HBF and the Public Transport Authority.
For more information or to register online visit http://www.yourmove.org.au
‘Your Move Cockburn’ is funded by State and local government
All residents within the City of Cockburn are invited to participate
Residents will be contacted at the end of July 2013 to be offered this free service
Transport Minister’s office - 6552 6400
Sport and Recreation Minister’s office - 6552 6100