From Belconnen there are two ways to Gungahlin: the CBR C7 and the C1. Both are not new. They have existed as long as Gungahlin itself and form a loop through Kaleen. The strength of loops for navigation is that you can leave and join them wherever and whenever you like. This provides the cyclist with many options.
Combine the CBR Cycle Routes C7, C1 and C11 together and we have now two loops that form a network. Networks allow the CBR Cycle Routes to be used in many ways. This allows the consideration of a cycling network between town centres.
The Gungahlin loop starts and ends in Kaleen. The route is flat and not very long (15.6km, 100m climb, and a maximum gradient of 6%). The image below shows the route in Komoot. The GPX file for cycling navigation can be downloaded.
The Active Travel Infrastructure Practitioner Tool shows the CBR Cycle Routes in the north. The loop between Belconnen, Mitchell and Gungahlin is mostly along two CBR Cycle Routes.
- CBR Cycle Route C1 City – Gungahlin to the West
- CBR Cycle Route C7 Belconnen – Gungahlin to the East
Travel between town centres Gungahlin, Mitchell, Dickson and Belconnen is shown by combining two loops made up of the CBR Cycle Routes C7, C1 and C11. The CBR Cycle Route C11 is discussed in the last post. The cycle routes town centres are not always direct, as the orange straight lines show.