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					Brisbane Active Transport Strategy
    Walking and Cycling Plan 2005-2010
                         A message from the Lord Mayor
Brisbane enjoys a unique position as being one of         transport, the Brisbane Active Transport Strategy will
the most liveable cities in the world. Our subtropical    guide Council investment into providing the right
lifestyle and the investment potential of South East      mix of facilities and encouragement to promote
Queensland attracts more people to live in Brisbane       cycling and walking to the Brisbane community.
and enjoy our wonderful outdoor lifestyle.
                                                          Council’s research shows that more people than
One of the greatest challenges in Brisbane is             ever are taking advantage of our pathways network
dealing with this growing population and traffic           to walk and ride to work, school, university or just
congestion. As our city continues to grow, we have        for leisure on the weekends. Under this Strategy,
to look at a variety of different strategies to deal      the network of pedestrian and cycling paths in
with increasing traffic, congestion and pollution.         Brisbane will continually expand making it easier to
                                                          walk and cycle across Brisbane.
The solution lies in a balanced approach. Public
and active transport is a key part of that balance.       By cycling and walking more often we not only help
Council is working towards resolving the complex          relieve traffic congestion, but we also get some
issues surrounding traffic congestion, whilst still        basic physical exercise. Physical obesity levels are at
keeping Brisbane an attractive and enjoyable place        a record high, and active transport is one way we can
in which to live. A core principle of this effort is to   help prevent a major health crisis for our community.
make active transport modes - walking and cycling         It’s a challenge that is open to all of us. I fully
- more attractive.                                        support the Brisbane Active Transport Strategy that
The Brisbane Active Transport Strategy – Walking          will help us enjoy the great outdoors, while getting
and Cycling Plan 2005-2010 is the key to guiding          fit and healthy and to where we want to go.
future efforts on active transport. This strategy         I look forward to seeing you on Brisbane’s growing
proposes a vision that “walking and cycling in            bikeway and pathway network.
Brisbane are safe, convenient and attractive
transport modes, providing a genuine sustainable
alternative to the private motor vehicle, and are
enjoyed by residents and visitors as a form of
recreational activity in their own right.”
Using strategies such as continued investment             Campbell Newman
in cycling and walking infrastructure, education          LORD MAYOR
and encouragement, and integration with public
CONTENTS
Executive summary ........................................................................................................................ 2
Policy context .�                                                                                                                                3
           Australia Pedestrian Charter ............................................................................................... 3
           Australia Cycling – The National Strategy 2005-2010 ...................................................... 3
           South East Queensland Regional Plan .............................................................................. 3
           Transport 2007 ..................................................................................................................... 4
           Transport Plan for Brisbane 2002-2016 .............................................................................. 4
           City Plan and Infrastructure Charges Plans ....................................................................... 5
           Living in Brisbane 2010 ....................................................................................................... 5
Benefits of walking and cycling ................................................................................................... 6
Challenges for walking and cycling ............................................................................................ 6
Snapshot of walking and cycling in Brisbane ............................................................................ 7
           Mode of travel ..................................................................................................................... 7
           Trip purpose ......................................................................................................................... 8
           Pedestrian and cyclist safety............................................................................................... 8
           Opportunity for change ...................................................................................................... 9
Vision for walking and cycling in Brisbane .............................................................................. 11
Key policies ...�                                                                                                                              11
Key strategies and actions ......................................................................................................... 12
           Key Strategy 1 – Infrastructure ......................................................................................... 12
           Key Strategy 2 – Education and encouragement ........................................................... 15
           Key Strategy 3 – User safety and personal security ........................................................ 17
           Key Strategy 4 – Integrated transport programs and projects ...................................... 19
           Key Strategy 5 – Integration with public transport ......................................................... 20
           Key Strategy 6 – Mid-journey and end-of-trip facilities .................................................. 21
           Key Strategy 7 – Land use planning ................................................................................. 22
           Key Strategy 8 – Other clean and green transport modes ............................................ 23
Implementation ............................................................................................................................ 24
           Governance ........................................................................................................................ 24
Infrastructure investment strategy ........................................................................................... 25
           Targets �                                                                                                                           25
           Network priorities .............................................................................................................. 25
           Table 1 – Network priorities 2005-2020 (medium expenditure model) ......................... 26
           Table 2 – Suggested construction program 2005-2010 (medium expenditure model) ............. 27
Monitoring and review................................................................................................................ 32
Agency legend ............................................................................................................................. 35
Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................... 35
Glossary .........�                                                                                                                            37
References .....�                                                                                                                              38




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                                                   Brisbane Active Transport Strategy – Walking and Cycling Plan 2005-2010
    Executive summary
    Walking and cycling play an important role in                The Walking and Cycling Plan summarises
    Brisbane’s transport system. They provide viable             extensive investigations into walking and cycling
    alternatives to private motor vehicles, particularly         initiatives in Queensland, interstate and overseas.
    when trips involve walking less than 3km and                 The plan:
    cycling less than 10km. They also let residents
    and visitors take advantage of our subtropical               •     proposes realistic actions under eight key
    climate and outdoor lifestyle for recreation, fun                  strategy areas
    and fitness.                                                 •     outlines an investment strategy which, in
                                                                       coordination with Brisbane’s Transport Plan,
    Regular exercise is an important way of achieving                  aims to achieve a 15% mode share target
    and maintaining good health, and walking and                       for walking and an 8% mode share target for
    cycling are low-cost ways of exercising. The link                  cycling in Brisbane City by 2016
    between a healthy lifestyle and walking and cycling          •     supports the delivery of walking and cycling
    underpins this plan.                                               strategies proposed by the Queensland
                                                                       Government in the Action Plan for Pedestrians
    Brisbane’s existing bikeway network stretches                      and Queensland Cycle Strategy.
    more than 550km (including shared paths) and
    complements the walking network of more than                 The Brisbane Active Transport Strategy will
    3950km of footpaths. Since 1995, the Bicycle                 incorporate the Walking and Cycling Plan and
    Brisbane Plan has guided Council’s investment in             the Travel Behaviour Plan. Evidence shows that
    cycling infrastructure. The Walking and Cycling Plan         infrastructure delivery achieves the best value
    updates the Bicycle Brisbane Plan and includes               for money when combined with education and
    policies and actions for walking and cycling. Bicycle        encouragement programs. The plan presents an
    Brisbane Plan network maps have been updated                 indicative program of works for the construction of
    but not re-named, to maintain consistency with               a walking and cycling network and will be updated
    Council’s City Plan. These network maps are                  at least every five years.
    available on request.




                                                   Living in Brisbane
                                                          2010

                                                   Transport Plan for
                                                       Brisbane

                                                    Brisbane Active
                                                  Transport Strategy


                     Walking and Cycling Plan                            Travel Behaviour Plan




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