Understanding Sustainable Transportation Culture and Behaviour in the ACT

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has some of the highest walking and cycling mode shares of any jurisdiction in Australia, with approximately 8.4% of the population using sustainable transport to travel to work. The importance of promoting sustainable transport is recognised in the ACT Road Safety Strategy
(RSS) Action Plan 2016-2020 as a means of promoting health and reducing the dependence on private vehicles. Furthermore, it is the view of the ACT Government that modal shifts towards sustainable transport may result in reductions in the road toll.
This study seeks to investigate sustainable transportation (pedestrians and cyclists) culture and behaviours in the ACT. Developing a stronger understanding of sustainable transport user’s behaviours will help identify key road safety issues amongst these road users. This will help ensure that appropriate road safety strategies can be implemented to encourage sustainable transport, while not increasing the burden of injury for these vulnerable road users. Furthermore, this study seeks to identify if aspects of sustainable transportation culture
and behaviour differ in the ACT compared to other Australian jurisdictions.
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/19