Cycle highways: Introduction to Active Travel

The relevant text for cycle highways is scattered throughout a number of these documents. This document is an introduction to Active Travel. The key documents in the Active Travel Framework will be discussed here and here.

Cycle highways: Planning for Active Travel in the ACT

The relevant text for cycle highways is scattered throughout a number of key documents. Here the relevant extracts from Planning for Active Travel in the ACT (PATCAT) are gathered together in one place.

Cycle highways: Active Travel Facilities Design MIS05

The relevant text for cycle highways is scattered throughout a number of key documents. Here the relevant extracts from Active Travel Facilities Design MIS05 are gathered together in one place.

Visual dictionary for active travel

Active Travel contains an abundance of new terms. Here are some of the more common ones.

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Planning bike networks is doable

We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.

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Cycle highways for commuting

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.

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When strategies collide: climate change, active travel and environment

Urban planning is failing us in the Molonglo Valley. Without coordination between the arms of government to set consistent priorities, active travel will not succeed.

Clear words for clear goals

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.

Butters Bridge, Molonglo Valley, Canberra.

Active travel between Whitlam and Denman Prospect

A case study of two independently planned developments that are of particular interest to active travel in the Monlonglo Valley.