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.

Old brown wooden boat needing repair

Active Travel Streets: making cycling safer

The older parts of Canberra are due for a rebuild, to make more space for people and it easier and safe 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.

Active Travel Infrastructure Interim Planning Guideline

For a strategy to be implement it must be specified in detail what the vague ambition means in concrete terms. Putting the financial cost of infrastructure to one side, what does it mean to build a bike path. For this the urban planning practitioners need a specification.

John Gorton Drive bridge, Molonglo Valley, Canberra. source: John Gorton Drive 3C Extension (JGD3C) 211 EIS Exemption Application, 27 September 2019

The Active Travel Infrastructure Practitioner Tool is dated

“It is not intended to represent the facilities that currently exist on the routes, rather it shows the best alignments for human powered transport and recreation. …”