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Cycling safety in the Australian Capital Territory.

Thompson, P

Cycling

2010

The ACT Government is keen to promote cycling because it improves accessibility, efficiency of the transport system, individual health and urban liveability, and it is important for tourism and the environment. While Canberra has some 2500 km of road, there are nearly 500 km of on-road cycle lanes and approximately 2000 km of off-road paths available for cyclists’ use. Canberra is admired by communities around Australia as a city of off-road cycle paths, where tourists and visitors can ride in comfort and safety. In addition, Canberra now has an extensive on-road cycle network, which allows commuters to ride a more direct route to their destination.