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New department established to boost walking and cycling in Canberra

By Ben Faulks

The Australian Capital Territory government has announced plans to create the Active Transport Office, which will help residents of Belconnen real estate find alternative transportation options across the capital city. 

Minister assisting the chief minister on transport reform Shane Rattenbury said helping the city become active and vibrant means prioritising developments like these to ensure people are able to walk and cycle in Canberra. 

"The transport reform agenda will look at initiatives to lessen the reliance on building new and expanded roads, which is costly to the territory's capital budget and is costly in terms of the city's environmental footprint," said Mr Rattenbury in a 26 March statement. 

Furthermore, there will be a close look into the city's bus stops, taxi services, road networks, car sharing opportunities and more. Cutting down on the number of vehicles on the road and encouraging a healthier attitude towards transport is great news for the future development of Canberra. 

"Our growing city is at a crossroads and we need to prioritise clean, efficient, modern and flexible transport to ensure that the decisions we make now will address the future transport challenges we will face," said Mr Rattenbury. 

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