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.
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 will be holding two drop-in sessions mid-year where the project team will be available to answer questions. Community members are encouraged to come along, take a look at the designs and have a chat to the team. Keep an eye on this page as more information on the dates and times will be made available soon. The sessions will be held at Cooleman Court in Weston and at the Lyons Shopping Centre.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2019.
If you have any questions, email the project team at TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au.
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.