Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 5
As noted in the Tasmanian Walking and Cycling for Active Transport Strategy there is a growing trend of increasing active transport in urban areas and there is an increasing demand for an integrated infrastructure network to support this trend.
The promotion of active transport as an alternative transport mode for commuters benefits all state road customers as it provides an alternative commuter peak demand transport option that is likely to increasingly contribute to managing peak road capacity constraints as well as benefitting the health and well-being of cyclists and pedestrians.
The need to progressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions at state and national levels is likely to lead to increasing promotion of transport modes with low carbon emissions.
By 2025 the Tasman Bridge will have improved pedestrian and cycling access to connect and complement existing active transport networks on the northern and southern sides of the Tasman Bridge.
An ongoing program of cycling infrastructure investments will provide safer active transport opportunities, including the Bonnet Hill shoulder widening program to facilitate improved safety between Kingston and Hobart.
For information about the Infrastructure Investment Plan Streams, please refer to the following:
- Sustainable maintenance - Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 1
- Network safety upgrades - Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 2
- Freight efficiency - Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 3
- Peak commuter demand - Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 4
- Visitor infrastructure investment - Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 6