One of the ways to protect vulnerable road users is through road improvements. The ACT Government endeavours to make roads safer. This is the way it has been done up until now.
Poor road markings and poor motorists make a cyclist’s life difficult. A marked shoulder is easily mistaken for the bike lane, which creates confusion. More about Australian Road Rule 153.
Not recent but recent enough to be useful.
Cycling is a cultural phenomenon. On a bike, we have a much closer connection to our environment and nature. Safety is a concern for many. In low cycling countries, it may be justified, but there is safety in numbers. The more people experience the joy of cycling, the safer it gets.
Separation of cyclists and motor vehicles is recommended on busy roads or speeds greater than 50km/h.
The evidence is overwhelming. Cycling makes sense.
Cycling injuries are far more common than fatalities.
Perception of safety is important to cycling.
When we discuss obstacles to cycling, it is often meant figuratively, but not this time. As a cyclist, you will quickly notice the number of obstacles that are thrown in your path. The older areas of Canberra were not built for the cyclist.
Aranda hill is a critical cycling link in Canberra. Everything south of Belconnen is best reached over Aranda hill. The official name for this Active Travel Route is “CBR Cycle Route C5 Belconnen – Tuggeranong via Weston Creek”. The vast majority of this route was built before 1988.