2017 ACT Household Travel Survey

The 2017 ACT Household Travel Survey took place in 2017 and was published in 2018. The next 2022 ACT Household Travel Survey has gone to tender in 2022 but we not see the results until 2023. With the 2022 ACT Household Travel Survey report a year away, it seemed to be a good time to look back on the 2017 Survey.

Australia is a cycling laggard

Many cyclists in Australia think cycling is common and popular here, but is that actually true? A recent international survey from 2022 of 22 countries shows that Australia belongs to a handful of English speaking countries that are cycling laggards. Compared to other countries, many people in Australia do not support investment in cycling infrastructure. It took 20 years for the majority of Australians to support climate change. Research (2019 Federal Election) showed that even when the majority recognised the problem many were not prepared to vote for it. How long, therefore, before we are prepared to vote for cycling?