Bumper cars: cycling hazards

Cycling in Canberra means zigzagging around hazards. We take our ability to navigate traffic hazards for granted but it is a hard one. Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities are often greatly disadvantaged. As cyclists, we know that good infrastructure makes all the difference. It can be scary to see how bent up and buckled it can be.

Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
A motor vehicle has flattened a cycling rest on an island. This is the CBR Cycle Route C5 and should be a cyclist priority crossing. Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra.
False parked on an on-road bike lane, Higgins dual carriageway roundabout, Kingsford Smith Drive, between the suburbs of Higgins, Hawker and Scullin, Belconnen, Canberra
Parked on an on-road bike lane, Higgins dual carriageway roundabout, Kingsford Smith Drive, between the suburbs of Higgins, Hawker and Scullin, Belconnen, Canberra.
path safety example, Bruce, Canberra - reported via FixMyStreet
Concrete has lifted. Path safety example, Bruce, Canberra – reported via FixMyStreet.
path safety example, Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen, Canberra - reported via FixMyStreet
Grass pushing up through the path. Path safety example, Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen, Canberra – reported via FixMyStreet.
Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Path cracking and lifting from a tree root. Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra.
Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lack of a cleanup service. Mud washed onto path after a storm. Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra.

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