Zaneta Mascarenhas MP: My second car is a cargo bike

Federal MP for Swan, Zaneta Mascarenhas, puts her active travel money where her mouth is.

Being a WA-based, Federal MP is hectic, especially with two young children thrown into the mix, but the Victoria Park-based Mascarenhas clan is a confirmed 1-car family and wouldn’t have it any other way.

The family’s trusty cargo bike gets regular use – often with Felicity and Lincoln up front – for school runs, shopping or just cruising the ‘hood.

WestCycle caught up with Zaneta in a Vic Park park and learned how the co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Cycling group in Canberra came to love cycling, why she promotes cycling in transport policy discussions – and why she bought Prime Minister Anthony Albanese a bike pump.

“I always wanted to be one of those people that rode to work and the thing that facilitated that was becoming a mother,” she says. “Suddenly it became part of my habit every day. It was the fittest that I’d ever been.”

Learn more about WestCycle’s Active Transport Vision here.

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Tim Roach

Elected Director | Off Road

Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.

Denise Sullivan

Chair | Governance & Risk Committee

Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.

In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.

Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.

She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).