The approaches covered in this paper are a combination of physical mobility solutions to encourage active transport, maximising the potential uptake for commuting by combining physical measures with human behaviour and organisational measures.
Developed for the Australian and New Zealand context, this paper builds on Aurecon’s earlier work, 'Can cycling be the equal transport mode to cars', which started the conversation on approaches to enhance the uptake of active transport options for commuters.
We can’t turn into Copenhagen or Amsterdam overnight, but our cities can draw many lessons from countries like the Netherlands, where more than half of all transport trips are made by bike.
It is worth noting that these cities were similar to Australian cities in the 1970s and it took a concerted effort to drive the high ridership. This is no coincidence, or a result of ‘walking and cycling being part of their DNA’; it is a result of their integrated approach, an approach that Aurecon defines under the categories of ‘infrastructure’, ‘human behaviour’ and ‘organisational’.