Infrastructure Investment Plan Stream 5
Active transport benefits all state road customers. It has health and wellbeing benefits for cyclists and pedestrians as well as helping to reduce congestion at peak times.
The Tasmanian Walking and Cycling for Active Transport Strategy notes that there is a growing trend of increasing active transport in urban areas and an increasing demand for an integrated infrastructure network to support this.
The need to 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. This includes the Bonnet Hill shoulder widening program to improve safety between Kingston and Hobart.
For information about the Infrastructure Investment Plan Streams, please refer to the following: