Five is a community-based organisation that was established in the City of Nedlands in early 2014 to make walking, running and cycling easier, safer and more convenient. Our members share a common vision of increasing the level of active (non-motorised) transport within suburbia by means of infrastructure and behavioural changes.
Five believes that through relatively simple, low cost infrastructure improvements and an appropriately targeted campaign to raise community awareness, Perth suburbs can be transformed into communities where people feel more confident to venture “out and about” for local journeys without their cars. Our extensive formal and informal community consultation tells us that there is strong support for improved active transport infrastructure for our suburbs, particularly for (but by no means limited to) transporting children to and from local schools.
Five is advocating for a combination of infrastructure improvements that will link key community facilities including:
- Schools, kindergartens and childcare facilities
- Parks and sporting facilities
- Local businesses, shops, restaurants, cafes
- The University of Western Australia (UWA)
- Hospitals, medical and aged-care facilities
- The Swan River precinct
- The two halves of the Stirling Highway
Five believes that Perth’s identity can be greatly enhanced by investing in active transport as a safe and convenient option for undertaking local journeys.
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