City rankings can be motivational but unlikely to help city planners prioritise investment decisions. Bicycle Transport Analysis is a basket model for scoring cities for the suitability of cycling from the US. Canberra does very well in this ranking, but the first impression is deceptive as we are comparing ourselves with another LOW cycling country and not a good one like the Netherlands.
Much of the recreational riding in Canberra are in areas controlled by the National Capital Authority. A series of maps showing the areas of the ACT under the control of the National Capital Authority.