Given the far distances we need to cover in our travels around Western Australia, we often forget about the impact all our travel can have. Here are a few links to help you be more Travel Smart.
Cycling Western Australia
Did you know that over 4 million Australians will ride their bikes this year and that over the past 10 years cycling participation has increased by over 45%? To put it simply there has never been a better time to be involved in cycling. As a physical activity, it is in sync with modern life. It’s relatively cheap to get started and can be undertaken spontaneously with little very planning required. Riding a bicycle is a social activity that can be enjoyed with family and friends, plus it also allows participants to maintain fitness whilst spending time enjoying the outdoors.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner starting from scratch, someone looking to get back into riding after a break, an athlete looking for some coaching and advice or a volunteer looking to get involved in the sport there are countless opportunities to get in on the action. From Cycling Western Australia’s popular Austcycle programs right through to their talent identification initiatives, they cater for all levels and provide safe, structured environments to learn and improve your recreational riding and racing skills.
Department of Transport: Active Transport
The Active Transport website has been created to bring together the Department’s cycling and walking activities and behaviour change programs. These programs provide the community, workplaces and local government with the information, tools and resources needed to become healthier in their travel choices and reduce the impact on the environment.
Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
The Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas is a nationwide network of professionals working (as volunteers) to reduce our oil vulnerability. We aim to bring the probabilities, risks and opportunities that Peak Oil presents to the attention of decision-makers.
We are part of a network of organisations around the world affiliated with the original Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) founded by Colin Campbell and Kjell Aleklett. The formation of ASPO-Australia is an initiative of the Sustainable Transport Coalition. Our patron is Hon. Andrew McNamara, previously chair of the Queensland Govt Oil Vulnerability Task Force and past Queensland Minister for Climate Change, Sustainability and Innovation
There are groups in most capital cities and some regional centres. We also have a range of different working groups to focus on the impacts and opportunities Peak Oil will bring to different sections of the community and the economy. We welcome suggestions and volunteers.