Our accessible, connected city - Youth Strategy 2014-2019
Young people have a lot to contribute towards an accessible and connected future for Brisbane - as travellers and commuters, disability rights advocates and designers.
Our accessible, connected city is one of eight themes in the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city.
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Key facts and findings
The following trends and issues affect Brisbane young people:
- young people are enthusiastic about embracing active transport
- young people living in Brisbane's outer suburbs find it challenging to get to where they want to go, especially late at night or on weekends
- young people experiencing mobility impairments are active users of self-transport options (including mobility scooters and wheelchairs)
Our accessible and connected strategies for young people
As a Council, we want young people in Brisbane to:
- enjoy good public transport, safe journeys, networked bikeways, and safe, shady walking paths
- understand the impacts of their travel choices, and create and use alternatives to cars for 'getting around'
To achieve these outcomes, our accessible and connected strategies for young people over the next five years include:
- build efficient, youth-friendly and safe public and active transport networks
- encourage a 'two-feet-and-a heart-beat' philosophy to get around the city
- promote universal design standards and best practice
Download the 'accessible, connected city' section of the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city to read more about:
- young person profile: Ellie Freeman, 'We like bikes'
- key findings: trends and issues affecting young people in Brisbane
- Council's strategies - where we want to be and how we are going to get there
- ongoing Council programs
- extensions to Council programs
- new initiatives
If you would like to read about the other themes, download the full Youth Strategy 2014-2019 (PDF - 5Mb).