Codes and general codes are part of the ACT Territory Plan and apply to development applications and the approval thereof. Any code uses a multitude of terms, and as the code is a statutory document it is important to define what it means.
Active travel: physical activity undertaken as a means of transport and not purely as a form of recreation. Active travel can include walking and bicycle riding – as well as skating, skateboarding, and the use of mobility aids. Active travel also includes using any of these forms as incidental activity associated with the use of public transport.
At-grade: the same level as the surrounds. This will commonly be street-level, however should be considered in the context of the surrounding bicycle riding network for more complex sites.
AS1158.3.1: the Australian Standard for Pedestrian Area (Category P) Lighting, as amended from time to time.
AS2890.3: the Australian Standard for Parking Facilities Part 3: Bicycle Parking Facilities, as amended from time to time.
Bicycle parking device: a product constructed of high security material designed to provide stability to a bicycle parked in or against the device. For example, bicycle rails or hanging racks.
Bicycle parking spacing envelope: the design space of a standard bicycle, which allows for locking and parking movements as defined by AS2890.3.
Long-stay user: a category of user generally defined by the time spent at the end-of-trip (either origin or destination) where the duration of the stay is typically half a day or more. Long-stay users generally include employees, residents, and students.
Major alterations and/or extensions to existing buildings: works to an existing building that affects more than 50% of the floor area of the whole of the existing building.
Mode share: the percentage of people using a particular ‘mode’ (or category) of transport.
Mode shift: the change in the mode share of a demographic within a given area.
Multi-tier bicycle parking: a multi-tier bicycle parking racking system in accordance with AS2890.3
Net lettable area (NLA): the sum of a building’s lettable floor area measured from the interior faces of the exterior walls, excluding the areas for stairs, fire stairs, accessways, lift shafts, toilets, recessed doorways, cupboards, fire hose reel cupboards, smoke lobbies (must be compliant with relevant Acts and Regulations), escalators, plant/motor rooms, telecommunications cupboards, kitchen and other service areas, and lift lobbies and areas dedicated to public spaces and the like.
Primary access: the most logical route between the entry/exit points at arrival to/from the building with a bicycle.
Short-stay user: a category of user generally defined by the time spent at the end-of-trip (either origin or destination) where the duration of the stay is typically a few hours or less. Short-stay users generally include shoppers, meeting attendees or residential visitors.
Wheeling ramp and/or bicycle channel means a device that makes stairs accessible to bicycle riders.