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Strategic Fast Track: complete list

Active travel infrastructure promised or under construction as part of the COVID-19 stimulus.

Fast Track includes several projects that are strategic bike infrastructure. Pedal Power ACT is still driving its priority list of missing links that have largely remained unchanged since the 2016 ACT Election. The Conservation Council ACT Region has campaigned just as long for active travel and hosted recently a webinar. These initiatives are all most welcome.

This is the most recent of a list of Fast Track updates.

This is an older post. For more recent posts see here

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Pedal Power ACT’s list of missing links has been recommended to the ACT Government but has been largely ignored in the ACT Government Fast Track program to date. This must be frustrating for Pedal Power ACT but the ACT Government recently promised to fund some of them.

In organisational psychology or change leadership we say: “Don’t consult or ask for feedback unless you are willing to act on it!”

The problem of incomplete path networks has often been discussed and the gaps are known as missing links. Heysen Street Link is a missing link suggested to the ACT Government that has been funded in 2020. Belconnen is largely missing from the Fast Track list due to the construction of the Belconnen Bikeway in 2019.

Heysen Street Link posts

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

Strategic Fast Track

Canberra.bike has been checking the Fast Track website regularly. The ACT Government does not note when the project was taken up in the program (or when it is complete) and does not give the projects identifiable names. We are interested in tracking the progress of Fast Track so that these ommissions have been added to the list. In this list, the format is the release date, project name and then the official description. The project name is linked to the post on canberra.bike where there is a map.

Central Canberra

28/5/2020 PROJECT D – A new 130m long and 3.5m wide concrete path in the open space adjacent to Hovea Street, linking Boronia Drive and MacArthur Avenue in O’Connor.

28/5/2020 PROJECT E – A new 200m long and 2.5m wide asphalt path on the north-western side of the open space in Jandura Park between Boronia Drive and Wattle Street in O’Connor.

25/6/2020 PROJECT H – A new 47m long and 2.5m wide asphalt path along the existing desire line from Bagot Street to the off-road network along Sullivan’s Creek in O’Connor.

25/6/2020 PROJECT I – A new 10m long and 3m wide asphalt link on Canberra Avenue to the existing on-road cycle lane on the western side of Canberra Avenue 200m south of Norse Road in Beard.

Bike path, West Basin Lake Burley Griffin Photo by spelio CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, ACT, Australia
Bike path, West Basin Lake Burley Griffin Photo by spelio CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Gungahlin

28/5/2020 PROJECT B – A new 508m long and 2.5m wide asphalt cycle path in the open space from the Nudurr Drive/Grampians Street intersection in Crace to the existing Palmerston cycle path that runs between the houses to Kosciuszko Avenue in Palmerston.

28/5/2020 PROJECT C – A new 280m long and 2.5m wide concrete footpath in the open space adjacent to Gungahlin Drive, along the floodway from the back of Dooland Court down to Lexcen Avenue in Nicholls.

CBR Cycle Route C11 City - Gungahlin via Dickson, Main Community Route, Flemington Road bike path, Mitchell, Canberra.
CBR Cycle Route C11 City – Gungahlin via Dickson, Main Community Route, Flemington Road bike path, Mitchell, Canberra.

Tuggeranong

28/5/2020 PROJECT F – A new 820m long and 2.5m wide asphalt path alongside Drakeford Drive between the underpass adjacent to Singleton Crescent to the intersection of Erindale Drive and Soward Way in Oxley.

Woden, Weston Creek & Molonglo

28/5/2020 PROJECT A – A new 700m long and 2.5m wide asphalt path on Cotter Road between Streeton Drive and the John Gorton Drive/Cotter Road intersection in Holder.

PROJECT A – A new 700m long and 2.5m wide asphalt path on Cotter Road between Streeton Drive and the John Gorton Drive/Cotter Road intersection in Holder.

8/7/2020 PROJECT J – The second stage of the Heysen Street Link in Lyons – a new 2.5m wide off-road asphalt shared path along Launceston Street from Burnie Street to the underpass near the Lyons shops.

Play space (playground), Denman Prospect Ridgeline Park, Denman Prospect, Molonglo Valley
Denman Prospect Ridgeline Park, Denman Prospect, Molonglo Valley

Belconnen

25/6/2020 PROJECT G – A new 64m long and 2.5m wide concrete path on Southern Cross Drive connecting to bus stop 5028 (after Ratcliffe Street) in Florey.

Photo by Jody Parks on Pexels.com
Photo by Jody Parks on Pexels.com

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