For a few years now, the ACT strategies have promoted a Movement and Place Framework. The idea, best shown in pictures, is difficult to put into practice, as it presumes the ACT Planning and Transport directorates work together.
Extracts from the ACT Planning Strategy 2018 regarding the Movement and Place Framework.
Extracts from the Moving Canberra 2019-2045 Integrated Transport Strategy regarding the Movement and Place Framework.
Extracts from the ACT Transport Strategy 2020 regarding the Movement and Place Framework.
The Belconnen Town Centre will be upgraded. The process has now moved onto the design brief stage. A tender for a more detail design will be issued next. Step-by-step we are getting closer to the goal.
Three strategic document were released within a year. One for climate change mitigation, one for transport and one for urban planning. The ACT Planning Strategy 2018 sets the goals but not necessarily how to get there.
Gradients are hard to guess. We do not have an eye for it. Riding a bike, we notice when it gets too steep, however, it is hard to say how steep that is. That is what the gradient measures.
Reports can be disappointingly inaccessible. Unfortunate, when the topic is important.
Athllon Drive Duplication is coming but for the cyclist it is nothing to get excited about.
The idea of “cycle highway” needs to be located within the Active Travel Framework, so that it is not disconnected from the planning mechanism in the ACT.