Transport Canberra and City Services


Active Travel Construction Projects

We're committed to promoting active travel to support sustainable city development, active and healthy lifestyles and encouraging environmentally sustainable behaviour with infrastructure that facilitates walking and cycling, reducing reliance on cars.

Heysen Street Link

We're improving connectivity for walking and cycling between Weston Creek and Woden. A new off-road cycling and walking path is being built along Heysen Street and Devonport Street between Derwent Street, Lyons and Hilder Street, Weston.

The new path will provide a safe cycling and walking connection between Lyons and Weston.

We'll deliver:

  • an off-road path
  • safer road crossings
  • a safe interface of walkers, cyclists and equestrian users between the Equestrian Park and the cavaletti west of Tuggeranong Parkway
  • improved walking and cycling connections to Oakey Hill Nature Reserve.

Designs are now being finalised with construction expected to commence in the 2019/20 financial year.

If you have any questions, email the project team at TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au.

Belconnen Bikeway

The Belconnen Bikeway will be a 4.7 km bike connection, connecting the Belconnen Town Centre with the University of Canberra and other key educational institutions and providing connectivity to western suburbs. The bikeway will start on Coulter Drive in Florey and will continue along the old busway on Joynton Smith Drive to the Belconnen Town Centre, it then continues along Emu Bank through to the University of Canberra to Haydon Drive via College Street

It will provide an efficient, safe cycle facility and pedestrian paths to separate cyclists from pedestrians and vehicles, making the Belconnen region more “cycle-friendly”.

More information.

Age Friendly Suburbs Program

The Age Friendly Suburbs Program is an ACT Government commitment to improve path network infrastructure and connectivity in suburbs that include a large proportion of residents aged over 55 years, and also home to aged care and retirement facilities.

The Program has been underway since the 2015-16 financial year and is funded until 2021, with six suburbs having received upgrades so far: Weston, Ainslie, Monash, Kaleen, Page and Hughes.

An age friendly city encourages people of all ages to take part in community activities. It helps ensure everyone is treated with respect, regardless of their age, and supports people in finding and connecting to the services and assistance they need.

The next six suburbs to receive funding for these upgrades are Narrabundah, Isabella Plains, Stirling, Campbell, Aranda and Holt.

More information.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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