The Active Communities program is a Brisbane City Council initiative to encourage walking and cycling in ten Brisbane suburbs. Encouraging walking and cycling around Brisbane is part of Council’s plan to reduce congestion, encourage green, healthy and active travel and keep the city moving.
The Active Communities program will roll-out in ten suburbs over the next four years. These suburbs were selected using a range of criteria including existing infrastructure, cycling suitability, local shops, number of schools, number of trips within a five kilometre radius and street patterns. The program contains three phases.
Phase 1 of the program, the consultation phase, involves community information sessions, Community Planning Team meetings, and collation and review of feedback and suggestions. This phase is currently underway in:
- Ferny Grove
The consultation phase will be followed by the:
- Installation phase
- Activation and education phase
Council is taking a suburb-by-suburb approach to improve and increase walking and cycling to local public transport, employment, shops, schools, community facilities and park and recreation areas.
Consultation will commence in Deagon, Inala, Chermside, Wynnum, Carina and Wishart in 2013-14.
To help create accessible routes, Council will identify areas for new infrastructure including pedestrian crossings, shade trees, footpaths, bike paths and signage. Council will also incorporate active travel education into the program to promote green, active and healthy living.
Have your say
Council recognises local communities can offer a wealth of knowledge about their neighbourhood. For this reason, Council is seeking input from local residents to help identify the active transport needs in your community.
Community Planning Teams (CPT), made up of various local representatives, will be formed in each Active Communities suburb to share ideas and suggestions.
CPTs in Aspley and Ferny Grove have been established and the CPTs in Greenslopes and Mitchelton are currently being formed.
Council is holding community information sessions where you can learn about the project and share your ideas on what would encourage more walking and cycling in your neighbourhood.
Council will keep local communities updated throughout the project through community information sessions, newsletters and updates to this website.
To nominate for a Community Planning Team, make a suggestion or to receive regular updates, you can:
- email the project team
- call Council on (07) 3403 8888
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001