Killing speed: road improvements

One of the ways to protect vulnerable road users is through road improvements. The ACT has had a program since 2019.

As a cyclist, I would like to see a lot more priority crossings, particularly on all Principal / Main Community Routes, also known as CBR Cycleways. Priority crossings are recommended in the Active Travel Facilities Design – Municipal Infrastructure Standards.

Principal Community Route (PCR) –A subset of Main Community Routes (MCR) that form direct links between town centres. There are routes that are to include route labels and branding.

Active Travel Facilities Design – Municipal Infrastructure Standards 05 (MIS05) (ACT Government, April 2019)

Treatments

Here are some of the ways (treatments) ACT roads are being made safer. The problem with the high speed limits in the ACT is discussed here.

  • speed cushion
  • pedestrian refuge
  • right turn pocket
  • roundabout
  • chicane
  • hazard sign
  • line marking
  • pedestrian signage
  • rumble strips
  • line marking improvements
  • pedestrian crossing

Where is what

Wanniassa. Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Wanniassa. Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Fadden Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Fadden Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Giralang Kaleen Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Giralang Kaleen Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Holt Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Holt Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Evatt Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Evatt Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Chisholm Richardson Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Chisholm Richardson Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Charnwood Residential street improvements, ACT Government
Charnwood Residential street improvements, ACT Government
Chapman Fisher Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019
Chapman Fisher Residential street improvements, ACT Government, February 2019

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