Urban Planning

1.Promote and prioritise active travel through the implementation of the Transport for Canberra plan and master planning processes.

Good public infrastructure supporting active travel is a key feature of the government’s approach to transport and master planning. Canberra already has one of the best walking and cycling path networks in Australia and this action will build on existing strengths.

2. Incorporate active living principles into the Territory Plan Codes and the Territory and Municipal Services Standards for public realm design and development works.

Given the links between the urban and built environments, the government will work to give greater legislative backing to active living principles in the ACT planning system.

3. Create car parking and other incentives which encourage active travel (walk/cycle/bus) and discourage private transport for entire journeys into town centres.

Where cheaper, long-stay parking is available in connection with convenient public transport or active travel options, there is significant scope to reduce car use, particularly for long journeys into town centres. This action also offers the flow-on benefits of reduced congestion in town centres and reduced carbon emissions.

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