Paths and crossings in Kaleen and Monash will be given a $750,000 upgrade to help ageing residents walk to the local shops, city services minister Meegan Fitzharris says.
Construction began on Thursday to improve access for elderly residents to suburban centres, similar to the work that went on in Ainslie and Weston last year.
The government's latest modelling predicts by 2020, the population aged 65 to 84 years will increase by 16 per cent, while those aged 85 years and over is will increase by 12 per cent
"The improvements to active travel in all four of these Canberra suburbs will benefit everyone in the community, especially older Canberrans or those with disabilities," Ms Fitzharris said.
In Kaleen, the upgrades include re-doing the paths between the childcare centre and Kaleen Plaza along Georgina Crescent; and south of Rubicon Street and the car park in front of the Kaleen Community Hall.
Workers will upgrade the the existing crossing across Maribyrnong Avenue in front of Kaleen Plaza as well as the paths and crossings across Gwydir Square.
In Monash, workers will fix up the path between Goodwin Village and the Monash Shops along Cockcroft Avenue, as well as the path between Cockcroft Avenue and Cowdery Place.
Pram crossings and refuge islands around these three paths will also be improved.