How can we help 'main streets' in our suburban centres thrive? Walkability is a key element as we strive for places where people want to be. Using Old Perth Rd in Bassendean as an example, we will examine the potential for encouraging walking, cycling and public transport access to enliven suburban main streets.
Spend a morning with international walking expert Rodney Tolley and local place maker Ben Kent exploring the links between walkability, vibrant places and local economies and discuss practical strategies for strengthening these. Bassendean's Old Perth Rd includes many shops but several are empty and locals want to boost activity and promote community. Rodney and Ben will show why walkability should be part of local efforts to revive suburban main streets.
To register and find out more head to eventbrite.
About the workshop:
- Relevant to locals keen to make their main street thrive and professionals working in planning, design, placemaking, health promotion and transport.
- Hear about international examples and local experience for promoting main streets that are walkable, liveable and thriving.
- Will include a 'WalkShop' so comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended.
- Morning tea included.
This event is co-hosted by the Town of Bassendean and proudly supported by element.