||Retain ease of movement
and facilitate good travel connections
|Ease of Getting
OBJECTIVE — Maintain
and enhance the ease of getting around
Canberrans currently enjoy a high level of accessibility.
This key element of Canberra today is retained within the Spatial
Plan and is supported by The Sustainable Transport
Sustainable Transport Plan identifies the benefits to the community of walking
and cycling as a travel mode. This highlights the need to ensure
that centres and neighbourhoods support and encourage walking and
cycling and that there are good links between walking and cycling
and public transport.
- New arterial roads will be developed in line
with growth but after giving attention to public transport
services to new areas. In particular, Gungahlin Drive Extension
and Majura Parkway will be provided as Gungahlin continues
- Reduction of through traffic in Civic, Central
Canberra and town centres.
- The development of the Molonglo Valley
will necessitate the upgrading of key routes that serve this
area, including links with Belconnen and Weston Creek/Woden
and Parkes Way and Tuggeranong Parkway.
- Development on the
Kowen Plateau will require new road links between Majura Road
and the Plateau.
- Improvements to pedestrian safety and amenity
and improved cycling and walking access to and around Civic,
the town centres and local areas.
- New greenfields development
areas, including the Molonglo Valley and the Kowen Plateau,
will be oriented around high quality public transport and walking
and cycling. These will be linked to existing town centres
through transport corridors — public transport and roads
(as shown on Map 8 — Transport
- Strategies will be introduced to improve
pedestrian and cycle access and use of Civic and the town centres
and residential areas.
- Transport corridors will be provided
or upgraded when appropriate to connect urban areas, including
connecting the new residential areas in Molonglo Valley and
Kowen Plateau to existing employment and service centres. Future
transport connections are shown on Map 8 — Transport
- Detailed structure planning of new greenfields
areas will address transport connections, including roads,
public transport, walking and cycling.
- Development of Gungahlin
Drive Extension and Majura Parkway to reduce through traffic
in Civic and North Canberra.
Highly accessible city on foot, bicycle and with public transport.
Easy and quick to get around by private vehicle.
- The proportion of residential dwellings located
within a maximum radius of 400 metres from a rapid and frequent
public transport service and trunk cycle paths.
- The percentage of trips taken using an alternative
mode of transport to the car.
- Public transport patronage as a percentage
of total journeys.
- The amount spent on public transport infrastructure
improvements, including bus priority measures as proportion of
total transport infrastructure budget.
- The amount spent on the creation and maintenance
of footpaths or multi-use paths.
- Average trip time (average time spent travelling
- The attractiveness of town centres, commercial
centres and local areas for pedestrian and cyclists.