ACT Labor and ACT Green Parliamentary Agreement is a long list of “must haves” and “options”. Cycling is an option. We can be thankful that cycling did not land in the cuttings bin.
Light rail stage 2 has a secure future now that Federal Government funding is forthcoming. When the Federal Government starts promising money for infrastructure projects, you know that a Federal Election is around the corner.
With the excitement about Athllon Drive Duplication Project, many have great hopes something will be done about Sulwood Drive. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Fortunately, in 2021 our luck has changed.
The missing link between Kuringa Drive and Barton Highway has been discussed since at least 2016 and now tied with an intersection upgrade. Construction was not started until 2021. ACT Labor’s promises are worth little if nothing gets done over the parliamentary term.
The Belconnen Bikeway has come a long way but was not finished before the 2020 ACT Election, despite having been promised at the election four years before that. Your guide to cycling in Canberra TCCS map (January 2019) shows that the bikeway had been expected to be finished well before the election.
The 2020 ACT Election is drawing to an end. The Conservation Council have now published their scorecard for the major parties, rating them on 15 criteria.
ACT Labor never took cycling seriously at the 2020 ACT Election. Parties prioritise what is important to them and ACT Labor did waste a breath on cycling. The ACT Labor Policy Position Statement was released early in the election and discussed here. Reading the cycling section creates a sense of déjà vu. It all seemed so familiar. Perhaps it is from the 2016 Election?
Cycling infrastructure behind schedule: Another indication of the troubles ACT Government has had with active travel comes from a report (Hansard) for the two financial years up until COVID-19.
ACT Greens, ACT Labor, Canberra Progressives and Canberra Liberals answer questions. Hosted by the Conversation Council ACT Region.
The last election is easily forgotten. How much of that pledged at the last election has been achieved? The Conservation Council’s analysis of the major party transport policies from 13 Oct 2016 reminds us of what was on the table.