When the Federal Government starts promising money for infrastructure projects, you know that a Federal Election is around the corner.Continue reading “Federal Election in the air: $132.5 million for light rail”
“Disappointing” and “frustrating” summarises the feelings of Roger Bacon, Pedal Power ACT’s honcho for cycling advocacy, following the “Great Silence” after the ACT Election.Continue reading “Bacon eggs cycling on”
With the excitement about Athllon Drive Duplication Project, many have great hopes something will be done about Sulwood Drive. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Why funding is likely and why Sulwood Drive has missed out is discussed here.Continue reading “Sulwood Drive: reason for concern”
The missing link between Kuringa Drive and Barton Highway has been discussed since at least 2016 and now tied with an intersection upgrade. Neither has started. The intersection looks as it was four years ago. ACT Labor’s promises are worth little if nothing gets done over the parliamentary term.
Update 9 April 2021 Kuringa Drive
The work on the upgrade of the Kuringa Drive and Owen Dixon Drive intersection has begun. Expect delays. The works include a bike path along Kuringa Drive. 🙂Continue reading “Kuringa Drive and Owen Dixon Drive intersection: waiting since 2016”
Despite rumours, the Belconnen Bikeway is most definitely not finished and still under construction. The Your guide to cycling in Canberra TCCS map (January 2019) expected the bikeway to be finished. Something went wrong. It was open just before the Christmas 2020.
Update 6 February 2021 Belconnen Bikeway
The construction along Emu Bank is completed. However, the construction of the section promised at the 2016 ACT Election along Benjamin Way has not yet begun.Continue reading “Belconnen Bikeway during construction”
The Conservation Council ACT Region also publishes a scorecard for the 2020 ACT Election. Their scorecard has a much broader agenda than that of Pedal Power ACT but also includes active travel.Continue reading “The Conservation Council ACT Region: 2020 ACT Election scorecard”
Scorecards for the ACT Elections are one of the many useful things Pedal Power ACT does. On 5 October 2020, ACT Labor reluctantly promised real dollars for cycling, but not much, and the Pedal Power ACT scorecards are now on the website. Take a look.Continue reading “2020 ACT Election: Pedal Power ACT scorecards”
Weston Creek Community Council Election Forum 2020 was this week and can be watched on The RiotACT Facebook page. The Murrumbidgee is a key electorate in the 2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election. The Molonglo Valley was not a major focus.Continue reading “Weston Creek Community Council Election Forum 2020”
Canberra.bike tests the waters amongst cyclists for the ACT Election. Taking specifics from the 2020 ACT Election campaigns, we published our first survey. Here are the results after a day. This survey is now closed.Continue reading “ACT Election Survey results: canberra.bike”
The canberra.bike summary of the 2020 ACT Election. 2020 does not appear to be a year for political change – there is just simply too much going on. The big parties are holding their fortifications and nobody seems to want to venture out. A few knights are taunting those on the walls. For the most part, the voters have already chosen their keep.
Last updated 16/10/2020 and the final update as the decision for this round will be clear in a matter of days.Continue reading “ACT Election: the end is tomorrow”