The ACT Government is working to deliver a city-wide integrated public transport network that can move people around our city quickly and efficiently, and one that provides a real alternative to the car. We are also making major investments to improve footpath and cycling links so that more Canberrans can get active and healthy during their daily commute.
Over $150 million each year on public transport
We will deliver 40 new buses by the end of 2018
New bus stations are now open in Dickson and Gungahlin. The Wanniassa Park and Ride, which opened in August last year, has been well patronised.
This year the ACT Government has already delivered community path missing links, pedestrian refuges, pram crossings, and cycleway improvements across Canberra - on top of the $4 million annual maintenance spend. This budget invests even more in suburban footpaths and cycling links in 2018-19.
Delivering Light Rail
Light Rail Stage 1 will start running later this year and will transform the 12 kilometre commuter corridor from Gungahlin to the City.
Early approvals work for Stage 2 through to Woden has commenced, with $12.5 million committed in the 2018 Budget to progress detailed planning and design.
$10.5 million major investment in active travel in Belconnen
Belconnen active travel
A new bike path will connect the Belconnen Town Centre to the University of Canberra, revitalise the old busway and complete a board walk around Lake Ginninderra.