Visual dictionary for active travel

Active travel contains an abundance of new terms. Here are some of the more common ones. The definitions are from the Active Travel Facilities Design – Municipal Infrastructure Standards 05 (MIS05).

Sharing the road: we all need a smile

The introduction of intelligent street signs has slowed cars travelling 12 km/h faster than the speed limit on local streets and past schools. The signs are a reminder of the rules of the road and not speed cameras. The idea: instead of speed enforcement we learn through a social cue. 

Language matters. Let’s do some definitional work!

The ACT Active Travel Routes Network lingo is confusing. Here is a first change management attempt to clarify what it means.

Active Travel Streets: making cycling safer

The older parts of Canberra are due for a rebuild, to make more space for people and easier and safer to get around. Active Travel Streets will be part of it. Active travel is reclaiming space for cyclists, walkers, joggers, people pushing prams and those using wheelchairs.