Belconnen Bikeway: finished in part

Main Community Route (MCR), Belconnen Bikeway, Belconnen, Canberra

The construction of the Belconnen Bikeway started last year and some progress has been made. The separated bike and pedestrian paths along the old bus road are finished but not open. Construction has started on Emu Bank. The section through the University of Canberra is largely finished.

Update 6 February 2021 Belconnen Bikeway

The construction along Emu Bank was completed just before the Christmas 2020. However, the construction of the section promised at the 2016 ACT Election along Benjamin Way has not yet begun.

Update 5 August 2021 Belconnen Bikeway Project Costs

Part 2C Capital Works, TCCS 2019-2020 Annual Report, p 255.

Building a better city – Active Travel – Belconnen bikeway
Revised pratical completion date: Sep 2018
Total expenditure: $250,000
Comment: likely design work

Part 2C Government Contracting, TCCS 2019-2020 Annual Report, p 268

Belconnen bikeway – superintendency
Contractor: Cardno Pty Ltd
Value: $197,162.40
Period 24/7/2019 to 1/7/2021

Belconnen bikeway – construction
Contractor: Cord Civi Pty Ltd
Value: $6,218,631.36
Period 9/9/2019 to 9/7/2021

Total project cost: $6,665,793.76

Belconnen Bikeway, AC Government, accessed 3 June 2020
Belconnen Bikeway, ACT Government, accessed 3 June 2020

One section of the Belconnen Bikeway along Benjamin Way is still in doubt. The CBR Cycle Route C5 from Aranda along Benjamin Way will join at Emu Bank (see last photo below).

ACT Labor 2016 Election Belconnen Bikeway

The ACT Government has a dedicated project page for the Belconnen Bikeway. The Belconnen Bikeway is an important missing link and one of ACT Labor’s election promises from 2016.

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