The Standing Committee on Planning, Transport And City Services sometimes discusses transport and planning issues that relate to cycling, but this is not always the case. The Committee does not meet all that often. The last time cycling was discussed was this year on the 4 March 2021.
So many things need to be done to improve cycling in Canberra. The little money available for cycling should be spent where it is needed most. This means that we focus the investment on the top priorities first.
There is much to be done to improve cycling in the ACT. The cycle lanes on William Hovell Drive are not likely to get much use. Certainly they are not a priority. Our efforts should be focused on cycle priorities.
Movement and Place was applied to Northbourne Avenue in the City And Gateway Urban Design Framework (December 2018). It would be one of the early applications. Northbourne Avenue is awkwardly visioned as an Urban Boulevard with Transit with both high movement and high place. Is such a thing possible?
A list of some of the more important terms from urban planning used in the ACT.
We live in a car culture. The fact that Canberra was built for cars is displayed in our public funding, road duplications, and many other cultural artefacts.
To become a cycle superhighway in the Capital Region of Denmark a route must live up to four quality measures. The four quality measures of cycle superhighways
Don’t you think it would be desirable to see more children riding to school? Children riding to school are more likely to ride as adults. First we make our habits, then our habits make us! Industry sales of children’s bikes has declined by 22% in the last ten years. Just take the time to reflect on that! What can be done?
The Active Travel Framework includes many abbreviations that are impossible to remember unless we understand the system from which they are derived. This article is not an introduction to active travel but serves to clarify the taxonomy of route types.
The plan to duplicate William Hovell Drive is known. The development application was released recently. The project includes 4.5 km of off-road share path.