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.
Site visits to three long-awaited cycling missing links, just a week before the 2020 ACT Election, and found none completed. Here is the result of the last four years of government.
The Belconnen Bikeway has come a long way since 2016 but with the Election ending next Saturday, it is still not quite done. It is looking good though.
If we want to get the job done, how much is really enough?
A party that demonstrates little interest in cycling and continues on course to do little. More here on Canberra Labor cycling policy.
Cycling infrastructure behind schedule
Most of the investment is still improving roads. The relative investment in road improvements ($986 million), light rail ($336 million) and cycling ($17.9 million) between 2020-2024.
20% of Ireland’s transport budget will go to walking and cycling.
The ACT Election was a chance to prioritise cycling.
“In Australia, however, walking and cycling only receive between 0.1% and 2% of transport budgets.”
ACT Labor’s previous commitments represent the minimum investment.
20% of Ireland’s transport budget will go to walking and cycling. Pedal Power ACT’s recommendation is about half of what the Republic of Ireland is planning.