Moving Canberra – Integrated Transport Strategy

There’s a lot to like about the Government’s draft transport strategy which was released for public consultion earlier this year. However, the Conservation Council provided feedback to the Government that there are key targets and objectives missing from the strategy. While the strategy includes many good ideas associated with best practice public transport, and discusses in detail issues such as Active Transport, it doesn’t appear to clearly settle on what the priorities are, nor set any measurable objectives.

In its submission on the Moving Canberra 2019-2045: Integrated Transport Strategy, the  ACT Conservation Council recommended public transport and active travel should be prioritised and legislated transport targets considered, important when considering ongoing investment in the transport network. We also supported electrification of public and private transport and a goal of safe, easy, and convenient active travel. As we build our transport network, it will be important to protect biodiversity and urban green space, and to ensure that policies build in transport equity.

You can read our full submission here.

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