A plan is as good as its execution

Any architect can draw a plan, the problem is getting the builder to look at it.

Planning bike networks is doable

We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.

Cycle highways for commuting

Open letter to Chief Minister Andrew Barr on strategic investment in active travel infrastructure to encourage cycling commuting in the times of the coronavirus stimulus measures.

CBR cycling: we have a plan

Building a network of good cycle paths is not easy, but the ACT Government has a plan.

When strategies collide: climate change, active travel and environment

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.

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.

Building an Integrated Transport Network: Active Travel

“any form of human powered mobility: walking; using a wheelchair or other personal mobility device; pushing a pram; wheeling luggage; riding a bicycle, e-bike/pedelec, scooter, skateboard, tricycle or rollerblades”

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.