The bike path through Coombs along the Molonglo River still has gaps but another soon will be closed. The new Evelyn Scott School in Denman Prospect will greatly benefit from this. A 3 m wide path between Roy Corrigan Close, Coombs, and Coaldrake Avenue, Denman Prospect, under John Gorton Drive.
The tender is for a water retention pond but at least they did not forget to the bike path.
Missing links describe gaps in the cycling network and those gaps can be quite short. Adding another 100 m of path, connecting two other bike paths, makes a network. Without this short link, a cyclist may need to ride a much greater distance.
Filling the gap and building a cycling path to form a network does not need to be expensive but it adds a lot of value to the stakeholder. The benefit of fixing the missing link far exceeds the construction costs as it makes the whole path network more attractive to cyclists. More people exercising = more people engaging in healthy habits!
ACT Labor promised to build several missing links at the 2016 ACT Election. There are many missing links in the ACT cycling network.