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Updated: 17 June 2011

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

This report, prepared by the Australia Local Government Association, Bus Industry Confederation, Cycling Promotion Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia and International Association of Public Transport, calls on the Australian Government to make a major commitment to driving active transport in Australia.

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More specifically, the report urges the Australian Government to:

  1. Develop an integrated national active transport strategy that empbraces policy and planning for the major components: walking, cycling and public transport.
  2. Develop clear and realistic targets for active transport and physical activity outcomes.
  3. Provide local government authorities with substantial, sustained and targeted funding for active transport.
  4. Support the development and widespread application of Healthy Spaces and Places planning principles.
  5. Encourage active domestic tourism by funding major regional projects such as rail trails, cycle routes and hiking tracks.
  6. Promote a safe environment for people who choose to walk, cycle or take public transport and review jurisdictional approaches to the legislative protection of vulnerable road users.
  7. Fund social marketing programs to promote the many benefits of walking and cycling for people of all ages.
  8. Support cycle training and pedestrian education in schools.
  9. Provide incentives for employers to encourage employees to walk, cycle or take public transport to work.