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RP2015: Final Report: Carbon Reductions and Co-benefits: Final Report – Part II An analysis of current levels of active transport usage in Australia - towards a measure of baseline activity

This report, the second output of the scoping study RP2015, describes baseline levels of active transport usage in Australian cities, and thus provides a platform from which future interventions in low carbon precinct planning and design can be assessed in terms of their capability to increase the levels of active transport. 

The report has important considerations for policy development aimed at encouraging greater use of the active modes. Walking emerges as a universal activity, undertaken by many people and at similar levels across the socio-economic groups, whereas cycling activity is very much undertaken by a small minority and shows differences between different groups, especially in terms of age and (household) income. This finding for cycle usage needs to be put in the context of the observation that overall household bicycle ownership is comparable to household car ownership.

rp2015 carbon reductions and co benefits final report part ii (1807689 PDF)

RP2015: Carbon Reductions and Co-Benefits: Literature and Practice Review of Australian Policies Relating Urban Planning and Public Health