Active travel in Canberra
Active travel in and around Canberra and the region
Bike Stop Program - About the Scheme
Bike Stops are local businesses who provide a range of facilities for bike riders – both locals and visitors. The types of facilities provided by each business will vary, but might include access to toilets, showers and change rooms, bag storage, water refill and tyre pumps, among other services.
While these type of facilities are often provided at workplaces across the ACT, there is little to support those who are visiting the city and town centres for purposes other than their normal place of work or education.
In developing this program, the ACT Government supports and recognises businesses who are contributing to build the image and brand of Canberra as bike-friendly and as Australia’s cycling capital.
How do you get involved?
We would like to hear from you if you would like to be part of this exciting program. Help us with this joint partnership venture to support local business and the local community. Let’s work together to make Canberra the bike riding capital of Australia!
For any queries, or to register your interest, please contact the Active Travel Office on (02) 6207 7302 or by email to TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au.
Staff of the Active Travel Office will meet with you on site to chat about what facilities you are able to offer. We will then send you a formal letter of registration to sign up to the program.
The Active Travel Office will then prepare content to promote your business as part of the scheme and will provide you with a shopfront window sticker to proudly display.
Park and Pedal - About the scheme
Many Canberrans live too far away from work to regularly commute by bike the whole way. The ACT Government's Park & Pedal initiative allows Canberrans to drive their car part-way to work, park their car for free, and pedal the remainder of the journey. Park & Pedal complements other part-way active travel schemes already underway in the ACT including the Park and Ride and Bike and Ride facilities. The first Park & Pedal location in the ACT is being trialled at the Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum carpark on Barrenjoey Drive, just off the Tuggeranong Parkway. This is an ideal location as it is only 30 minutes comfortable ride from the City and Woden, and also from the National Triangle and Barton precincts. A coffee van is located at the carpark every morning between 6:30am and 9:15am. The scheme here in the ACT is an Australian first, drawing on the success of similar schemes internationally, including in the US, Canada and the UK. In Boston, there are now more than 30 carparks identified for the Park & Pedal scheme, with the numbers of people choosing this option continually growing. Further details can be found at Park and Pedal Initiative
Many Canberrans live too far away from work to regularly commute by bike the whole way. The ACT Government's Park & Pedal initiative allows Canberrans to drive their car part-way to work, park their car for free, and pedal the remainder of the journey. Park & Pedal complements other part-way active travel schemes already underway in the ACT including the Park and Ride and Bike and Ride facilities. The first Park & Pedal location in the ACT is being trialed at the Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum car park on Barrenjoey Drive, just off the Tuggeranong
ACT Government - Active transport
The ACT Government is committed to promoting Active Travel. The range of benefits it generates including physical, mental, environmental, community and economic are well established. For more information on how the Government is assisting - visit Canberra Active Travel
ACT Government - bicycle friendly
The ACT Government is an active and forward thinking supporter of cycling as a mode of transport. It has funded and operates a range of facilities to actively promote and support commuting and cycling across the ACT. You can find its services at Bike and Bus