Public forum on ‘active transport’ in the ACT

Filed under Calendar Event, Event Dates
May ’10
12
12:15 pm

What is Happening:

‘Active transport’ means physically active travelling. In particular, it refers to walking and cycling. When more people travel by active transport, a city becomes healthier, more vibrant, as well as more economically and environmentally sustainable.

So what needs to happen here in the ACT to get more people travelling by ‘active transport’?

The ACT Greens are hosting a public forum to discuss this issue. Two speakers with expertise in local and international transport and planning issues will present on ‘active transport’ issues in Canberra. Please come along to discuss, and learn about, active transport issues in the ACT and overseas.

Time: 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start. The speakers will speak for about an hour, and will be followed by time for questions.

Speakers:

Karen Wright, is a Canberra urban planning consultant and currently the Project Manager of the Healthy Spaces and Places initiative (a national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy living).

* Greg Mews is an urban planner and urban designer from Berlin. He is currently the Active Living Coordinator for the ACT Heart Foundation and has worked on planning and transport issues around the world.

Light lunch will be provided.

The forum is a follow up to the Greens’ discussion paper Active Transport Plan for the ACT, which looks at the need to prioritise active transport in Canberra and makes recommendations for improving opportunities for active transport. The paper can be accessed here: http://act.greens.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ACT_Greens_Active_Transport_Plan.pdf

Where is it On?:

Reception room, Legislative Assembly (front entrance), London Circuit, Canberra

RSVP?: Yes

Contact Details:

To RSVP for the forum, provide feedback on the Active Transport paper, or to find out more, email: lecouteur@act.gov.au

 

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