ACT to develop sustainable transport action plan

By: Jason Whittaker


A public transport roundtable will meet in the ACT today (Monday, July 27) to begin talks to develop a new

A public transport roundtable will meet in the ACT today (Monday, July 27) to begin talks to develop a new sustainable transport plan, integrating investments in transport infrastructure and services with land-use planning.

ACT Minister for Transport Jon Stanhope says the plan will combine strategies relating to transport infrastructure, parking, cycling, walking and public transport to help the ACT meet its legislated sustainable transport targets.

"The roundtable discussion will inform the development of the plan which will be finalised before next year's Budget for consideration in the Budget process," he says.

"The community will also be invited to have their say at public forums to be held later this year."

The plan will reaffirm the goals outlined in the 2004 Sustainable Transport Plan to increase walking, cycling and public transport from 13 percent of work trips in 2001 to 20 percent in 2011 and to 30 percent in 2026.

Roundtable participants include UITP Executive Director Peter Moore, representatives from the ACT Council of Social Services, Australian National University, Canberra Taxi Industry Association, CIT, Heart Foundation ACT, National Capital Authority, NRMA, Pedestrian Council Forum, Planning Institute of Australia, Property Council of Australia, Queanbeyan City Council, Transport Workers Union and University of Canberra.

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