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.
The new school planned for Kenny is currently known as the East Gungahlin High School Kenny (EGHS). It will open in 2023. The Transport Impact Assessment Report for East Gungahlin High School, Kenny (November 2020) shows how the active travel guidelines are applied to a school.
Active travel is not in one document but many. This makes it confusing to know where to find something. The ACT Government has a system and understanding it helps locate the key documents.
Riding to a light rail stop is common in Europe. Without paths or parking, this could prove difficult for the cyclist.
The idea of “cycle highway” needs to be located within the Active Travel Framework, so that it is not disconnected from the planning mechanism 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 (PATACT) are gathered together in one place.
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.
Active Travel contains an abundance of new terms. Here are some of the more common ones.
Promised and finally coming.
We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.