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Cycle highways for commuting

Infrastructure needs to be given priority by the ACT Government as it takes a long time to build. Cycle highways are not the last step but included in the first, as behaviour follows infrastructure.

Active Travel Infrastructure Interim Planning Guideline

For a strategy to be implement it must be specified in detail what the vague ambition means in concrete terms. Putting the financial cost of infrastructure to one side, what does it mean to build a bike path. For this the urban planning practitioners need a specification.

Clear words for clear goals

Cycle highways are a sticking point. The routes and paths must be designed correctly. The commuter rides quickly and will only stop when they must. The commuter requires good quality, smooth, safe and well-maintained paths, that provide direct, low gradient routes, and can be used in all weather (even after heavy rains) and times of day (safe at night). “Cycle highways“ are swept and cleared of debris. For construction sites, a safe and easy temporary path is provided to get around it. We cannot expect people otherwise to leave their car at home.