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Tasmanian Walking and Cycling for Active Transport Strategy

The Tasmanian Walking and Cycling for Active Transport Strategy is a key component of the Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework, which aims to promote walking and cycling as viable and desirable forms of transport, through, improved infrastructure, land use planning and behavioural change. The Strategy is intended to guide development of walking and cycling as transport options in our urban areas over the long-term by creating a more supportive transport system for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Strategy focuses on cycling and walking from an active transport perspective, and aims to "create a safe, accessible and well connected transport system that encourages more people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday journeys."

The Strategy contains seven linked priority areas, supported by actions that reflect the connections between each priority area:

  • Land use systems that encourage walking and cycling.
  • Improved infrastructure and facilities to support walking and cycling.
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Improved policy and planning that ensures that walking and cycling needs are considered.
  • Better coordination and collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Better understanding walking and cycling needs and patterns.
  • Creating a walking and cycling culture.