Project status: Active

How you had YourSay

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Active Travel Plan. Consultation has closed and we are currently reviewing feedback received.

The community and stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on the draft Active Travel Plan through interactive cycle and walking area maps, a community survey and via written submissions from 14 July to 24 August 2022. A What We Heard Report will be prepared and published following review of your feedback.

The draft Design Guide is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2023. A notification email will be sent to all who provided feedback on the draft Active Travel Plan. Feedback will be invited for four weeks from the date of release. Please note feedback on the draft Design Guide will not be incorporated into the What We Heard Report.

The draft Design Guide sets out best practice guidance on the design of safe and people-friendly streets that will support walking and cycling in key parts of our city. This includes pop-up cycle and walkways, safe separated paths and improved intersection designs.

Walking, cycling and other forms of active travel are at the centre of our plans to make Canberra an even more liveable and sustainable city. Reducing reliance on private cars is a key action under both the ACT Climate Change Strategy and the ACT Transport Strategy.

We have developed a draft Active Travel Plan to enable more people to take up active travel. That means making it safer, more accessible, convenient and enjoyable to choose walking, cycling or micromobility – whether for commuting, exercising or socialising.

Key priorities outlined in the plan include providing safer infrastructure, a more connected network, better end of trip facilities and diverse enabling programs to encourage people to use active travel and public transport more often.

The plan also identifies practical actions to make active travel more visible and convenient, like delivering pop-up cycleways and walking improvements, protected bike lanes, an expansion of shared e-scooter and similar hire schemes, bike parking and repair stations.

We are looking at

Active travel includes walking, cycling, scooting, skateboarding and other types of micromobility. It is an important part of enhancing quality of life and our city’s unique character. Supporting and promoting active travel also helps to reduce congestion and cut harmful emissions. This benefits all Canberrans no matter how you move around.

We asked you to provide feedback about:

  • the draft Active Travel Plan
  • where to invest in missing links in the cycling network
  • where walking improvements are needed
  • how we can make walking and cycling a more attractive travel option particularly for trips within your region.

We will use your views to

Your feedback will be used to finalise the Active Travel Plan and prioritise new active travel infrastructure improvements.