Active travel in the community

The ACT is a great city for walking and cycling, with hundreds of kilometres of shared off-road paths, a moderate climate, relatively flat terrain, and an extensive trail network in our nature parks.

Download cycling and walking maps or plan your journey to the local shops, playground, appointments, school or work.

Active travel also has proven health benefits.

The importance of active travel

The ACT Government's Building an Integrated Transport Network (PDF 9.5MB) (the Active Travel Framework) recognises that walking and cycling are essential parts of Canberra's transport system. Through active travel initiatives, we're integrating walking and cycling into Canberra's overall urban planning, transport, health, environment and education systems.

The Active Travel Office, together with an advisory group, is responsible for making this happen. You can also play a part by:

Contact the Active Travel office on 13 22 81 or email

Other resources

Find other active travel ideas, tips and resources at: