Transcript Of Evidence for the Standing Committee On Planning, Transport And City Services from 4 March 2021. The Standing Committee discusses transport and planning issues that related to cycling, but not all that often. The relevant information from the last time is found here.
For a few years now, the ACT strategies have promoted a Movement and Place Framework. The idea, best shown in pictures, is difficult to put into practice, as it presumes the ACT Planning and Transport directorates work together.
On the 32nd anniversary of the first day of sitting of the Legislative Assembly, Active travel was discussed during question time. This time the topic was Gungahlin town centre. Below active travel in the hansard from 11 May 2021.
Back in March 2021, just a few months after the Belconnen Bikeway was finished, it was dug up again. The wound lay open awaiting repairs. All July 2021 the path has been dug up and blocked again. Unlike roads, bike paths can be blocked with little consequence.
The old bike path through the Ginninderra Creek valley was built long ago but still one of the best rides in the ACT. Ride from the end of the Belconnen Bikeway to the Macgregor along the Ginninderra Creek. This valley is very pretty and highly recommended.
Changes to the Belconnen Town Centre are afoot. The urban planning review for Belconnen foreshores started in December 2020. The urban space around Westfield will be made a nicer place for people – creating place. Further information on YourSay. Getting good bike paths past Westfield in Belconnen have to be a priority.
Making our city cycling and pedestrian friendly means giving priority to cyclists and pedestrians. Crossing the road should not be a hard thing to do but all too often it is. Priortiy crossings are essential on CBR Cycle Routes but still not common.
For the comparison of projects, we have developed a standardised scorecard. Over the years, it is easy to lose track of what is new, as the same projects get announced at media events again and again. The scorecard will permit a graphical representation of the delivery of cycling projects over time for multiple projects.
The Belconnen Bikeway has come a long way but was not finished before the 2020 ACT Election, despite having been promised at the election four years before that. Your guide to cycling in Canberra TCCS map (January 2019) shows that the bikeway had been expected to be finished well before the election.
If we want to get the job done, how much is really enough? Comparing the active travel pledges from the major parties at the 2020 ACT Election with historic benchmarks.