Environment Exchange 2020

Finding our feet: Active travel in the ACT

WHEN: 5:30–7pm Tuesday 30th June 2020

WHERE: Online webinar

The Conservation Council is hosting an exciting Environment Exchange online event “Finding our feet: Active travel in the ACT” on Tuesday 30th June at 5.30pm. 

The discussion will explore all things active travel both in a national and ACT context (where transport emissions make up 60% of the ACTs emissions!) Panel members will discuss the current transport challenges we face and barriers to active travel in the ACT, the future of transport systems and ways in which active transport could be further supported in the ACT to contribute to a sustainable and liveable Canberra.

We are pleased to welcome Associate Professor Matthew Burke from Griffith University, Dr Jennifer Kent from the University of Sydney, Ian Ross from Pedal Power, and Ben McHugh and Anne Napier from ACT Government Transport and City Services for this online event.

Associate Professor Matthew Burke is the Transport Academic Partnership Chair at Griffith University’s Cities Research Institute. Matthew’s research interests include travel behaviour, transport and land use, micro-mobility (cycling, walking) and transport policy. He is presently leading projects on improved mode-choice modelling, tactical urbanism and cycling, and cashless payments for public transport.

Dr Jennifer Kent is a Senior Research Fellow in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Sydney. Jennifer’s research focuses on day-to-day mobility, including shifting car orientated cities away from private car use towards more sustainable transport modes, and the general links between the built urban environment and health.

Ian Ross, Chief Executive Officer, joined Pedal Power in January 2018 from the disability sector, most recently as Executive Director of Community Connections. He is passionate about growing Canberra’s cycling community and describes himself as an enthusiastic cycle commuter and recreational rider.

Our Environment Exchange events are an opportunity for our members and supporters to have a deep-dive conversation with experts on a selected topical environmental issue. Participants learn from each other and find connections across their areas of work, helping to strengthen the environment community network across Canberra and region. All are welcome.

Entry is free, but you are able to make a  “donation at the door” when you register if you choose.

An email outling details about how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent after registration.