The ACT Greens Active Transport Package includes:
— $13.25m for walking and cycling infrastructure, to help repair our cracked paths, and for new and upgraded paths, bike lanes, lighting and signage;
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— $600k for measures increasing pedestrian safety and amenity, including tripling the number of new crossings and 40km/h zones, and new ‘vulnerable road user’ laws and training for learner drivers;
— $500k to plan for Canberra’s first cycle highway, a direct, high-quality cycle path from Molonglo to the Parliamentary Triangle and Civic;
— $350k for a ‘Canberra Rides’ small grants program, to promote an everyday bike culture in Canberra;
— Upgrades to the ‘FixMyStreet’ service, including an app to let Canberrans use their smartphones to make suggestions about needed works;
— Review of planning codes to support active transport, including requiring all new streets to have footpaths and new developments to give priority to active transport through better streetscapes and more bike lanes.