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Heysen Street and the Woden Renewal

The bicycle path along Heysen Street is keenly awaited. The current project ends at Devonport Street. As you can see that still leaves a gap. As of July 2020, a further segment was promised. Heysen Street Links is part of the Woden Renewal.

Status update 25 July 2020: construction has not begun.

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Sulwood Drive bike path

“This was good idea last year. Let’s add it to Fast-track, please!” 🙂

The Sulwood Drive bike path came to my attention during the last federal election. The ACT Government and an elected Federal Labor Government pledged $5.8 million for active travel infrastructure. One of these projects was the Sulwood Drive bike path in Kambah.

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Cycling infrastructure suitable for the ACT Government’s stimulus package

Pedal Power made a submission for bike infrastructure to the ACT Budget. A reminder was sent to the ACT Government in March 2020 after the announcement of a COVID-19 stimulus package. Many of the projects in this submission would already be known to the ACT Government, as they were promised funding at the last federal election by a future Federal Labor government. Among the remainder are found promises from the last ACT election. Pedal Power ACT is notable as it has been consistently requesting the completion of the same projects. A project can be discussed for years before it is planned or built, and government commitment means little. The Kuringa Drive bike path between Barton Hwy to Kingsford Smith Dr is a good example of this.