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E-bikes and scooters are part of the zero-emissions transport project “Make the Move”. Image – Canva.
  • E-bikes and e-scooters to feature in green transport trial
  • Will run over six weeks, and assist travel from home, as well as to meetings
  • Light rail community consultation ongoing

Personal mobility

The Australian Capital Territory today announced the new “Make the Move” initiative.

Encouraging Canberrans to shift towards zero-emissions transport, the ACT government “will run a six-week support program for workplaces to enable employees to trial active travel for commuting to and from work, as well as travelling for work meetings or events.”

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Light rail and other measures like e-bikes and e-scooters are part of the move towards zero-emissions transport in Canberra. Image – Supplied.

ACT Minister for Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, said: “Participating businesses will receive tailored workshops for their workplace, as well as the use of electric bikes and scooters.”

“E-bikes have been provided to Truefitt & Hill, Annex, Early Childhood Australia, and Icon Water for their staff to trial and document their experiences, providing valuable information on the benefits, challenges and avoided emissions.”

Shane Rattenbury, ACT Minister for Emissions Reduction

A grants programme enabled the initiative, $39,572 of Territorian money was provided in 2020 for the “Make the Move” project.

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Rendering of Woden light rail project running along London Circuit. Image – Supplied

Light rail

Canberran Minister for Transport and City Services, Chris Steel, today announced the next step in the light rail project.

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Canberra’s Woden light rail project rendering in the city centre. Image – Supplied.

Alongside community consultation, the virtual engagement room and information hub was today launched to provide Canberrans with an idea of what the project will look like.

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