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The City runs a TravelSmart program with the Department of Transport that promotes walking, cycling and public transport in Cockburn. You can get involved by walking, riding and using public transport whenever possible. You can also join the Cockburn Bicycle User Group. The City hosts a number of bike friendly events throughout the year.

The City of Cockburn's TravelSmart Officer works with a number of different groups to promote travel behaviour change. This includes residents, visitors, workplaces and schools. The TravelSmart Officer works on the Bike and Walk Cockburn Plan and promotes travel behaviour change.

'Share the Space' campaign

The EMRC and its member Councils in partnership with the City of Cockburn, Town of Cambridge and City of Vincent have launched a campaign to encourage predictable and courteous behaviours and to discourage distractions while walking, cycling and driving on our roads, shared paths, trails and footpaths.

 The "Share the Space" campaign identifies behaviours that can help reduce conflict and safety issues. When we interact in shared spaces, particularly when using different transport modes, we can misunderstand the good intentions of others, or demonstrate behaviour that causes confusion or frustration. The purpose of the campaign is to start a conversation about behaviours that could help us all share the space.

The Share the Space campaign shows Stevie, who represents a typical member of the community who most of the time does the right thing. But sometimes Stevie needs a little help sharing the space. Three short videos show Stevie in different scenarios that we all have experienced from time to time and identifies behaviours that can help reduce conflicts and safety issues, including: 

  • Ringing your bicycle's bell when overtaking pedestrians
  • Walking on the left hand side of shared paths and trails
  • Turning on your lights at night, in dim lighting and fog
  • Giving way to pedestrians when turning at "parallel crossings"
  • Avoiding being distracted while driving
  • Avoiding using mobile phones while walking near roads
  • Avoiding using headphones while walking or cycling
  • Paying attention when backing out of driveways
  • Walking your dog on a short lead and on the left hand side of busy shared paths and trails
  • Allowing plenty of room when overtaking cyclists
  • Cyclists slowing down on busy shared paths and trails
  • Cyclists moving to single file to allow other road users to overtake, when it is safe to do so.
To help us all enjoy walking, cycling and driving in Perth, we encourage you to talk about these road rules and footpath etiquette and help us all share the space.

Below is a video showing how to be more predictable when in your car, walking or on your bike.

Below is a video showing how to be more courteous when driving, walking or on your bike.

Below is a video showing you how to avoid distractions when dirving, walking or on your bike.

For more information, visit the Share the Space website.

Other tips to 'Share the Space'

WestCycle, the peak body for cycling and bicycle riding in Western Australia, have produced  series of Best Practice Guides to Cycling.
The Best Practice Guides do not outline road rules - they communicate principles that you won't find in a rulebook and it is hoped that they are widely adopted within the cycling community. Read the Best Practice Guides here.

More information and contact

Please contact us for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at

To report path maintenance issues, please submit a service request to the City on 08 9411 3444 or at


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