The fact sheet provides a quick introduction to the 2017 ACT Household Travel Survey and probably the best for most people.
Canberra has four seasons but do we change our cycling habits over the year? It would be good to know.
Where we cycle depends on where we live. The 2017 ACT Household Travel Survey tells us more.
The potential for cycling in the ACT is apparent when we keep in mind these key travel facts.
A survey of Canberrans’cycling habits from 2017.
Infrastructure needs to be given priority by the ACT Government as it takes a long time to build. Cycle highways are not the last step but included in the first, as behaviour follows infrastructure.
Cycle highways are a sticking point. The routes and paths must be designed correctly. The commuter rides quickly and will only stop when they must. The commuter requires good quality, smooth, safe and well-maintained paths, that provide direct, low gradient routes, and can be used in all weather (even after heavy rains) and times of day (safe at night). “Cycle highways“ are swept and cleared of debris. For construction sites, a safe and easy temporary path is provided to get around it. We cannot expect people otherwise to leave their car at home.