The City of Canning strives to facilitate a connected and mobile city that encourages sustainable transport modes. Vehicle transport constitutes a large proportion of the community's greenhouse gas emissions, and by supporting our staff and community to get around greener, we can reduce our environmental impact while being healthy and active.

Integrated Transport Strategy

In 2014, the City of Canning commenced the development of a city wide Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS). The intention of this strategy is to identify a range of interrelated transport plans to assist the City in managing sustained urban growth and a high quality of life within the community. The strategy aims to improve access and accessibility for all and encourage and facilitate sustainable and active travel.

To view the Integrated Transport Strategy, please visit here.

Walking and Cycling Plan

The Integrated Transport Strategy identified the need to develop a Cycling and Walking Plan, which was adopted in May 2018. This plan provides strategic direction and recommendations to increase cycling and walking within the City.

The plan states that the vision for cycling and walking in Canning is:

Cycling and walking will be safe, attractive and viable option between neighbourhoods and destinations within the City of Canning and beyond.

Walking and Cycling Mode Shift

The plan sets targets to increase the rate at which cycling and walking is used for transport in the City of Canning:

 

Current Data (2018)

Short term
to 2021

Medium term
to 2031

Long term
to 2051

Cycling

2%

4%

6%

10%

Walking

10%

11%

14%
15% (City Centre)

18%
20% (City Centre)

Cycling and Walking Network

The City incorporates almost 350km of footpaths and shared paths currently. The Cycling and Walking Plan provides a planned network of safe, connected cycling and walking routes to be implemented to improve safety and increase participation in cycling and walking activities.

To view the Walking and Cycling Plan, please visit here.

To view the Walking and Cycling Plan Maps, please visit here.

Fuel Emission Reductions

The City of Canning is on an ongoing journey towards more sustainable processes and has joined the Cities Power Partnership, for further information please visit our Carbon Reduction and Energy Transformation page. As part of this partnership the City has pledged to reduce emissions associated with our vehicle fleet and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Initiatives that contribute to this include:

  • purchase of two Renault Zoe Electric Vehicles as part of our corporate fleet
  • investigating the purchase of electric garbage trucks
  • continuously looking at opportunities to downsize its light fleet
  • implementation of electric small plant items over 2-stroke machines
  • working from home policy
  • purchase of corporate bikes for business trips
  • provision of smart riders for business trips
  • provision of end of trip facilities for staff.

Community Bike Repair Stations

To support sustainable travel by bicycle the City has installed bike repair stations at two popular locations, Cannington and Riverton Leisureplex.

These stations are available for drop in's to perform routine maintenance. Each station has a foot operated bike pump, a series of tools for minor repairs and bike maintenance tips. For further information please visit our Community Capital and Social Impact page.

Projects

In order to create a more sustainable City that enables and encourages sustainable transport the City is seeking to provide medium-to-high density urban infill developments that are affordable and in close proximity to public transport. Current projects include:

For further information please visit our Sustainable Development, Planning and Infrastructure page.

Resources

For further information and resources on being sustainable at home or in the community, please visit our Community Capital and Social Impact page. For further information and resources on being a sustainable business, please visit our Local Economy and Sustainable Business page.

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