Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling

5 Feb 2018

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling.

Walkability and cyclability are attractive and “green” urban amenities. They reduce pollution and improve health. They are also economic assets.

In developing countries, active transport is key to improving accessibility for the urban poor. In developed countries, the walkable and cyclable city can be a magnet for attracting and retaining the “creative class”.

In Australia, plans and projects are being developed to extend pedestrian malls and cycling paths, restrict car traffic, remove street parking and install more lighting.

This article appeared on the Conservation on 5 February 2018. Its co-authors include Dr , Senior Research Fellow , Professor  and Professor .

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