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 brief introduction of active travel at a non-technical level. This submission is not about the technical aspects of active travel, which is well documented in the ACT Active Travel Key Documents. Combined with Austroads Standards there is enough there to build a good network. We are not failing because of a lack of standards. Rather the problem lies elsewhere.
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.
Molonglo 3 East is in an early stage of planning and the significance easily missed driving by. In the Planning Design Framework the ACT Government outlines what it does and does not want, however, the intention is to leave plenty of space for good urban planning.
Active travel is not in one document but many. This makes it confusing to know where to find something. The ACT Government has a system and understanding it helps locate the key documents.
We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.
Good ideas without implementation are just talk, says the Conservation Council.
Building a network of good cycle paths is not easy, but the ACT Government has a plan.
Urban planning is failing us in the Molonglo Valley. Without coordination between the arms of government to set consistent priorities, active travel will not succeed.
For a strategy to be implemented it must be specified in detail what the vague ambition means in concrete terms. What does it mean to build a bike path? For this the urban planning practitioners need a specification.