Planning a recreational ride starts with identifying the options. CyclOSM highlights where you can cycle with blue and green lines and greys out where you cannot.
In reply to a comment. Depending on the activity, you may prefer another app.
At your doorstep: 75% of Canberrans live within 500m from a Canberra Nature Park reserve.
The National Arboretum is a great place to relax with magnificent views. Cycling is permitted on all paths in the National Arboretum. For mountain bikes, it offers 12 kilometres of multi-use trails, which have remained relatively undiscovered.
The Bicentennial National Trail can be ridden with a mountain bike from Hawker to Strathnairn in Belconnen west. The Pinnacle Nature Reserve in Hawker is a gem. A photo essay of the ride.
For a strategy to be implement it must be specified in detail what the vague ambition means in concrete terms. Putting the financial cost of infrastructure to one side, what does it mean to build a bike path. For this the urban planning practitioners need a specification.
There is a long list of missing links: route and tracks that could be opened for recreational biking. We can thank the Canberra Centennial Trial for opening a lot of the ACT commonwealth land for recreational use.