Public forum – ACT Greens 'active transport' discussion paper

The ACT Greens will be holding a public forum on  their ‘active transport’ policy discussion paper.

The ACT Greens define ‘Active transport’ as physically active travelling. In particular, it refers to walking and cycling. When more people travel by active transport, a city becomes healthier, more vibrant, as well as more economically and environmentally sustainable. They are asking the question  – what needs to happen here in the ACT to get more people travelling by ‘active transport’?

When: Wednesday 12 May, 12.15pm (for 12.30pm start).
Where: Reception room, Legislative Assembly (front entrance), London Circuit, Civic

The event will involve two speakers with expertise in local and international transport and planning issues who will present on ‘active transport’ issues in Canberra. The public are invited to attend to discuss, and learn about, active transport issues in the ACT and overseas.

The speakers are:

  • Karen Wright: a Canberra urban planning consultant and currently the Project Manager of the Healthy Spaces and Places initiative (a national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy living).
  • Greg Mews: an urban planner and urban designer from Berlin. He is currently the Active Living Coordinator for the ACT Heart Foundation and has worked on planning and transport issues around the world.

The forum is a follow up to the Greens’ discussion paper Active Transport Plan for the ACT, which looks at the need to prioritise active transport in Canberra and makes recommendations for improving opportunities for active transport.

The paper can be accessed here: http://act.greens.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ACT_Greens_Active_Transport_Plan.pdf

To RSVP for the forum, provide feedback on the Active Transport paper, or to find out more, email: [email protected]

The discussion document has been reproduced below:
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