Section 5: Active travel

A brief introduction of active travel at a non-technical level. This submission is not about the technical aspects of active travel, which is well documented in the ACT Active Travel Key Documents. Combined with Austroads Standards there is enough there to build a good network. We are not failing because of a lack of standards. Rather the problem lies elsewhere.

Cycling in the doldrums: Hansard 23 June 2021

A strong political wind would push cycling forward in Canberra. The lack of political will has left cycling in the doldrums. ACT Transport’s paradigm lags behind best practice. A “one size fits all” approach fails to recognise that different modes of transport have different needs.

Section 3.5 Seasonal variations in cycling

Canberra has four seasons but do we change our cycling habits over the year? It would be good to know.

2017 ACT Household Travel Survey: cycling destinations from home

The destinations we cycle to, not surprisingly, depends on where we live. The 2017 ACT Household Travel Survey breaks down the trips depending on the “region” of origin (district). The most likely destination is always the same district (locally).

2017 ACT Household Travel Survey: Belconnen district

A district focus of the 2017 travel survey for Canberra from the ACT Government. The top cycling facts for the ACT, Belconnen being the example. The survey tells us much about Canberra but the top facts are always worth keeping in mind.

2017 ACT Household Travel Survey: overview

The 2017 ACT Household Travel Survey shows that the daily commute is typically one of the longest journeys we make in our daily lives. Schools, shops, doctors and sport are usually in the local area, and then the distance travel is almost always shorter. A survey of Canberrans’ cycling habits from 2017.

Section 5.1 The reason why we need active travel

Clear words for clear goals: making Active Travel meaningful. A post inspired by an email we sent to Shane Rattenbury on 24 February 2020 relating to the ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-25.