We need to build a strong public transport network and enable active transport as a viable and attractive option for commuters, reduce emissions from use of cars, and transition to an electrified transport system.
Ask your local candidates the questions below:
- At community election forums
- At shopping centre stalls
- On their social media
- During radio talkback
- By email
|Priority Asks||What do we know?||Questions to ask candidates|
|1||Build a network of separated cycleways across the city||Canberra has the highest mode share for cycling of any Australian capital city, yet the share of journeys to work by bicycle has remained relatively consistent for twenty years.||Will you commit to expand cycleways across the city, ensuring they are safe and well connected?|
|2||An integrated light rail and bus network that delivers frequent and reliable service.||Connected light rail and bus networks will be important to connect Canberrans as the city densifies to meet current 70% infill standards. 40 new buses were recently added to the fleet, yet all remain diesel-powered.||Do you support light rail being rolled out across the city, continuing with Stage 2 to Woden? How will your party improve the bus network whilst ensuring it meets our climate targets?|
|3||Incentives for electric cars and electric bikes||To reach a zero emission target that aligns with climate science, the ACT needs to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2030. This is an ambitious objective.||What measures would you put in place to drive a shift to electric vehicles and electric bikes over the next 10 years?|
Download our printable Transport campaign action sheet so that you’re prepared to ask your local candidates what their policies are.