Section 4.1 Austroads recommendations on speed limits

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.

Defining what is good

The work describing what makes good cycle infrastructure has been done. The ACT active travel design standard is the Active Travel Facilities Design Municipal Infrastructure Standards 05 (MIS05). The national standard for pedestrian and bike infrastructure is the Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Paths for Walking and Cycling (AGRD06A).

Pushing uphill in Whitlam: part 1

One of the big factors that make a bike path rideable is the path gradient. If it is too steep, and we will find ourselves pushing uphill. Bike paths, poorly designed, can be too steep to ride. A case study of Whitlam active travel network.

Titbits: Path width recommendations

The Australian Austroads cycle path standards includes recommendations on path widths. The recommended path widths are wider than the vast majority of community and shared paths in Canberra. The Austroads AGRD06A standard is more detailed than the ACT equivalent and complements the local standard.