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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3717 ..


(j) over 100 people responded via online survey, email and social media commentary. Some of the key findings are many women want to change their travel behaviour but key considerations and barriers are:

(i) time;

(ii) safety;

(iii) distance;

(iv) trip-chaining and household logistics; and

(v) quality of life; and

(k) Dr Paterson’s ‘Her Way’ Recommendation Report, dated 22 November 2021, responds directly to the comments received with the report outlining a number of initiatives to help reduce reliance on private vehicle use, particularly for southside women who want to switch away from private vehicles to public transport and active travel;

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) note the ‘Her Way’ Recommendation Report authored by Dr Paterson, and dated 22 November 2021, including community comments and input; and

(b) seek to incorporate the recommendations, where considered appropriate by the ACT Government, in existing and future programs of work, including:

(i) initiatives of the Light Rail Stage 2 Disruption Taskforce;

(ii) active travel infrastructure, initiatives and behaviour change programs;

(iii) public transport design and delivery;

(iv) urban planning design and delivery; and

(v) incorporating a range of user perspectives in the above; and

(3) further notes that Dr Paterson welcomes the opportunity to remain involved in considerations by the ACT Government which relate to the purpose, objective and recommendations in the ‘Her Way’ Recommendation Report.

I seek leave to present my Her Way report.

Leave granted.

DR PATERSON: I present the following paper:

‘Her Way’ Recommendation Report (2).

“Her Way” is a campaign I have developed to support women in my electorate who want to make better use of public transport and active travel. There are many people in our community who want to rely less on private cars but do not quite know where to start or how to overcome barriers and constraints, whether these are real or perceived. I want to help women to create that change, and there are many reasons to do this at an individual, community and government level.


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