Project status: Open

How to have YourSay

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.

There are several ways for you to have a say on the plan before 24 August 2022, but first you should take a look at the draft Active Travel Plan. You can make a contribution by:

You can also submit your vote through one of the interactive active travel network maps listed below for cycling or walking. Identify and vote for priority active travel upgrades that would help you to walk or ride more regularly.

A supporting Design Guide is also in the final stages of development and will be released in coming weeks. This will set 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 will include pop-up cycle and walkways, safe separated paths and improved intersection designs.

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 want to hear your thoughts 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.