Woden Valley 1989: ahead of its time

Athllon Drive cycleway looking north from Beazley Street. c1989

Woden Valley was built in the 1960s. By 1989 it already had many of the bike paths we know today. It was ahead of its time. Photos from 30 years ago, that could be from yesterday.

Yarra Glen

Melrose Drive

Melrose Drive, Theodore Street crossing. c1989
Woden Valley, Woden. Melrose Drive, Theodore Street crossing. c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Melrose Drive looking south. c1989
Woden Valley, Woden. Melrose Drive looking south. c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Hindmarsh Drive

Junction of Hindmarsh DriveLaunceston Street Hindmarsh Drive cycleway looking west. c1989
Woden Valley, Lyons. Woden, Junction of Hindmarsh Drive and Launceston Street, Hindmarsh Drive cycleway looking west. c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Hindmarsh DriveTuggeranong Parkway intersection. Pathway leading to nowhere!! c1989
Woden Valley, Chifley. Hindmarsh Drive, Tuggeranong Parkway intersection. Pathway leading to nowhere!! c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Hindmarsh Drive underpass, Chifley. c1989
Woden Valley, Chifley. Hindmarsh Drive underpass, Chifley. c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Tuggeranong Parkway

Tuggeranong Parkway underpass from Waldock Street. c1989
Woden Valley, Chifley, Tuggeranong Parkway underpass from Waldock Street. c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Athllon Drive

Crossing from Athllon Drive cycleway giving access to Parramatta Street, Phillip - looking east across Athllon Drive. c1989
Woden Valley, Phillip. Crossing from Athllon Drive cycleway giving access to Parramatta Street, Phillip – looking east across Athllon Drive. c1989. ACT Archives, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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