Active Travel

Active travel means a mode of transport which involves physical activity such as walking and riding a bike to get from one destination to another - including travel to and from the places we live, work, learn, visit and play. These are some of the most efficient and effective ways to incorporate regular exercise into our daily lives, reducing many long-term health risks and contributing to our mental and physical health and well being.

The ACT Government remains committed to delivering on a healthy, active and vibrant Canberra under the Healthy Weight Initiative.

Together, let's make Canberra the best city in Australia to walk and ride a bike.

Active Travel Videos

What's Active Travel?

Why Canberra is the best city in Australia for walking and riding a bike.

Children on School Crossing

Active Travel for Schools

Fun, safe and healthy way to travel to and from school.

Active Travel for the community

Active Travel for the community

Great ways to incorporate regular physical exercise into your daily routine.



Walking has a range of health benefits and can be an efficient way to travel short distances.

Riding a bike

Riding a bike

A range of information including how to choose a bike and riding to work.

About the ATO

About the Active Travel Office

Bringing together active travel stakeholders and promoting initiatives.


Contact the Schools Program and Active Travel Office

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