The UK is another low cycling country, like Australia. In 2020, it was jolted out of its slumber with COVID-19. Cycling is now being championed and sponsored at a national level. After many decades of slow change things are now agile. The change is illustrated by the way the UK Government now thinks and talks about cycling. When there is decisive change sponsorship, things can happen quickly.
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.
The Molonglo Valley floods regularly and one of the river level crossings has been washed away – again. This leaves the Molonglo with one less rideable crossing and fully intact cycle path. This might be the first, but it is not likely the last.
Getting good bike paths past Westfield in Belconnen have to be a priority.
The ACT Greens proposed a cycle highway from the Molonglo Valley since 2012.
Promised and finally coming.
We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.
The suburb of Coombs was completed a few years ago but without playgrounds, paths or amenities. This is now slowly being built.
Building a network of good cycle paths is not easy, but the ACT Government has a plan.
Aranda ridge separates the Belconnen and Molonglo Valley. The hill is known for its scenic views and rural landscape. The descent to Lake Burley Griffin is thrilling.