The National Cycling Participation Survey
Cycling in the ACT is not becoming more common for any gender or age group.
Separation of cyclists and motor vehicles is recommended on busy roads or speeds greater than 50km/h.
Coppins Crossing Road is an example of a popular Canberra road without bike lanes. As today is our unofficial bike lane day, it is worth a closer look.
Planning big by starting small.
Motor vehicles and cyclists are best kept separate.
Perception of safety is important to cycling.
The ACT Active Travel Routes Network lingo is confusing. Here is a first change management attempt to clarify what it means.
We are warned of the dangers of roads from an early age, but few would know just how dangerous a car driving at the 50 km/h in a local street can be. At 50 km/h there is a low chance of a struck pedestrian or cyclist surviving. Austroads recommends lowering speed limits.
Active travel is on everybody’s lips and is more than cycling. The ACT Government now has a standard for good cycling infrastructure. The standard holds much promise.
Coppins Crossing Road is currently a low-level crossing over the Molonglo River. Active travellers are hit the hardest when direct routes are lacking.
Several different materials are used to build paths in Canberra, but what is the cost of path construction. The per kilometre cost of bike paths is a small fraction of that of a dual-lane carriageway. This is an argument to spend more on paths but does not answer the question of the cost of path types.