Information and resources for anyone interested in active transport and the required urban design and planning.
Active transport is critical to a healthy, liveable city. Walking or cycling to and from work can be the easiest and most regular way to include physical activity in your daily routine.
Less people with heart disease (and other chronic risk factors) due to our clean, connected, more liveable cities containing fast, reliable and convenient public transport.
We believe that healthier people:
- use their cars minimally,
- walk everyday,
- use public transport in favour or private transport, and
- make every trip an opportunity for getting active.
This means you can choose EACH DAY to:
- walk instead of drive
- get on the train, bus, tram or ferry
- hop on your bike
- skate, rollerblade or scooter
Incorporating an active transport method (walking, cycling, skateboarding, roller blading, running) can be easiest for those trips you do regularly, such as going to work and home. It is also the easiest way to meet your daily physical activity needs.
Heart Foundation works with a wide variety of peak and industry bodies to influence the government to build active transport options into existing and new infrastructure.
Want to know more? Check out Blueprint for an Active Australia
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