Canberra.bikes` submission for the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services. Making Canberra a city where we can cycle safely and easily, at any time, from 8-80 years. Here is the table of contents with links to the text.
A useful list of references for active travel and cycling in the ACT from the Submission to the Standing Committee.
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.
With political leadership, we can move forward. In some countries, this has been a mayor who cycles. We need an Active Travel Commissioner to muster the necessary momentum. Currently, that is not likely but we can look to the budget, that is only weeks way, for good news.
What can be done here is to present the transcript of three gems from Australian commentators in the Step away from the car 2.0 podcast, recorded at Australia Walking and Cycling Conference. One of my favourites is Getting There Faster by Slowing Down, featuring Paul Tranter, an academic, here in Canberra.
The issues with the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services approach to the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2).
Cycle corridors are the mechanism by which strategic assets (public realm space) can be secured for good, fast cycling infrastructure between town centres for commuting cyclists, thus providing an alternative to driving. The cycle highways will not be finished quickly and they do not have to be. However, they will never be built unless the corridors are reserved and preserved.
RobertsDay is a leading Australian urban planning firm and has penned many of Canberra’s future urban areas, including Ginninderry, Molonglo Stage 3 Project Design Brief and the little know urban renewal in Red Hill.
Sisyphus pushes the bolder uphill, only to find it had rolled down to the bottom again by morning. We learn from Sisyphus that the rock will only stay in place if you remove the hill. Why active and visible sponsorship matters: Change without strong top down leadership does not work. The system and ingrained cultureContinue reading “No change without change leadership”
This section explains what the Movement and Place Framework means for cycling and the challenge to implement the Movement and Place Framework in the ACT, as it will require the collaboration of both ACT Transport and ACT Planning. This is something recommended in the ACT Active Travel Key Documents, but yet not done.