Transport

Canberra Times: Review urges transport overhaul

In the Canberra Times, 11 November 2009, city reporter Megan Doherty writes about the major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks. The article discusses the possible introduction of separated and protected bike lanes. Good information about what defines the “Copenhagen-style” protected bike lane can be obtained from the City of Melbourne website. Specifically there is a “Bike Separated Lanes Fact Sheet” (PDF Document) that clearly outlines the concepts and their use. The Canberra Times article is reproduced below: Review urges transport overhaul A major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks has recommended a low-speed ”shared space” in Civic’s

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Invitation to comment: Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016 (closing 30 September 2009)

In 2004, the ACT Government released the Sustainable Transport Plan, establishing long-term targets to increase the number of people using sustainable transport modes like public transport, walking and cycling, and promoting integrated transport and land use planning. In 2009, the ACT Government is developing a Sustainable Transport Action Plan, which will set out how the Government will implement the Sustainable Transport Plan in the short to medium term – from 2010 – 2016. The Sustainable Transport Action Plan will consist of four strategies governing how we move around our city and our region. These four aspects of the integrated transport

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Invitation to comment: Have your say on the future of public transport in the ACT

Given the ACT Government’s long-term vision for the city and its growth, what must we do to achieve our sustainability goals as they relate to public transport? The ACT Government is developing the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016 to help meet the sustainable transport targets set out in the Sustainable Transport Plan (2004). A key element of the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016 will be the Public Transport Strategy. The Government is seeking public comment on the geography of a public transport network for 2031 by releasing the Strategic Public Transport Network Plan. The long term ‘frequent network’ proposed by

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Media: ACT Government – Sustainable Transport Action Plan

Both the ABC and WIN News Canberra ran stories on the ACT Government Sustainable Transport Action Plan (STAP) in their Monday 27 July, 2009 news bulletins: ABC News: “Transport Plan” [youtube]ts4MO6QEsS8&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube] WIN News: “All Aboard” [youtube]kBVqKTqJQ9w&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube]

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Invitation to comment: Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-16

The ACT Government has released the Strategic Public Transport Network Plan which was launched at a Sustainable Transport Round table attended by over 70 community leaders on Monday 27 July, 2009. The Plan has been developed by leading transport planning expert Jarrett Walker from McCormack Rankin Cagney, and sets the vision for how public transport in Canberra could operate by 2031, and would help the ACT meet its sustainable transport target of 16percent of work trips on public transport by 2026.

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