Pedal Power submission: draft Active Travel Plan

25 Aug 22 | By pp-admin | Advocacy, Pedal Power

Pedal Power has responded to the ACT Government’s draft Active Travel Plan.

Pedal Power CEO Ian Ross said the Plan is a significant step in the right direction for Canberra, although it does have some gaps.

“Pedal Power was consulted during development of the draft plan, and we provided feedback based on our ongoing community engagement.

“The Active Travel Plan is a significant step in the right direction for Canberra. It recognises that enabling and supporting active travel is essential for our growing city. It provides structure around how government will deliver this. It also includes an outline of the investment criteria for active travel projects, which has been a gap in the ACT’s investment framework. We look forward to learning more about the plan, it’s measurement and its timeline,” he said.

The plan has adopted many of the recommendations made by Pedal Power and our cycling community, however Pedal Power has concerns about some elements of the draft plan, and we would like to see improvement or additional consultation around these. This includes safe residential speed limits, targets for achieving the Plan’s goals, timings around implementing the projects and aspirations of the Plan, measurable targets around path maintenance, and alignment with the Territory Plan.

You can read our response here.