Aranda hill is a critical cycling link in Canberra. Everything south of Belconnen is best reached over Aranda hill. The official name for this Active Travel Route is “CBR Cycle Route C5 Belconnen – Tuggeranong via Weston Creek”. The vast majority of this route exists and was built long ago.
Evenings, after work, Aranda hill can get busy and not without some risk as the community path is shared with locals walking their dogs. The path is currently not lit but really should be.
Some sections need maintenance, too. It has been on the to-do list for a long time. There is such a backlog of maintenance required on cycle paths in the ACT, that it is hard to know where to start. I am hard-pressed to say why Aranda hill should be first but I hope, one day, that the ACT Government gets on top of this.