A city-wide network of dedicated off-road cycling paths would be built in the next decade under the Canberra Liberals' latest election promise.
In a second consecutive day of transport policy announcements, the Liberals will also pledge $5 million to build bike storage spaces and change rooms at transport interchanges to encourage Canberrans to cycle on part of their commute.
After promising to make commutes faster, easier and cheaper for motorists on Monday, the Liberals will on Tuesday pitch for the vote of Canberra's cyclists.
Alistair Coe's opposition has promised to build a network of dedicated "road-free" cycling paths that connects Canberra's town centres and employment hubs by 2030.
The expected cost of the project is not known. A Canberra Liberals spokesperson said it would allocate $500,000 in its first budget to a feasibility and design study, which would asses the economic and logistical challenges.
The proposed network would run for more than 100 kilometres, the spokesperson said. It was not clear how many kilometres of new paths would need to be laid.
Labor Transport Minister Chris Steel has questioned the Liberals' commitment to delivering the new network, given they have only promised funding for a feasibility study.
Mr Steel said Labor would invest "millions of dollars" to maintain and expand Canberra's more than 3000 kilometres of cycling paths, foreshadowing announcements to be made later in the campaign.
"The Liberals have announced that they want to invest $50 million in new carparks, yet they are only prepared to spend $500,000 on active travel," Mr Steel said.
Mr Steel, who conceded there were gaps in the city's cycling network, said the $500,000 promised by the Liberals wouldn't be enough to build one kilometre of new path.
The Liberals believe the new paths would make cycling safer, which would help encourage more Canberrans to hop on two wheels for shorter journeys.
The Liberals' transport spokeswoman, Candice Burch, said there were "significant" gaps in Canberra's existing network of cycling paths.
"Labor's disjointed, ad hoc approach to our cycle network makes it very difficult for cyclists to complete a journey without using major roads," Ms Burch said.
"This is not about forcing cyclists off our roads, it's about giving cyclists choice in their travel journeys and improving safety.
"Canberra has many avid cyclists and I'm confident many more people will be inspired to cycle if we remove the need for cyclists to use major roads."