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Trouble in paradise: riding Belconnen lake

A glorious day and a beautiful place that we love, but the paths need maintenance.

Lake Ginninderra bike path in Belconnen is a wonderful place to ride on a winter evening.

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Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra

Lake Ginninderra bike path is poorly maintained. The ride is a bumpy one.

Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra

The bike path is shared. There is a lot of traffic around the lake. We need to look after each other in the COVID times.

Sign to advise cyclist and pedestrians of sharing, Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra

5 replies on “Trouble in paradise: riding Belconnen lake”

I hate the bumps! I’m a grown woman whose been riding since I was 5 or whatever, but those bumps scare me! I ride a picnic bike so it’s not like I’m going fast! I’m still so nervous to come off tho!

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I hate the bumps! I’m a grown woman whose been riding since I was 5 or whatever, but those bumps scare me! I ride a picnic bike so it’s not like I’m going fast! I’m still so nervous to come off tho!

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I think the paths should be good enough and safe enough for all cyclists of all ages and abilities. We would like paths that are comfortable to ride for all types of bikes.

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[…] Closer proximity between new suburbs and the city helps encourage commuting to work with a bike but the potential benefit of the proximity is largely forfeited without good quality, safe and direct active travel infrastructure. This is currently NOT typical for the Molonglo Valley estate developments in the ACT. Specifically, a comparison using “computer” simulation of travel times on an accurate map of Canberra shows that you are a lot better off living in Belconnen then Coombs. Belconnen`s infrastructure is relatively evenly distributed around the town centre and sufficiently abundant that good progress can be made in all directions. This is not due to the absence of lakes and creeks as Belconnen has plenty. […]

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