Molonglo Valley, Ministerial statement

Minister Steel’s statement in the ACT Legislative Assembly, 3 June 2021, provided little new information, but confirmed further transport investment for improvement and duplication of roads. Cycling projects were not mentioned – except for one: the long awaited bridge over Weston Creek.

Continue reading “Molonglo Valley, Ministerial statement”

Transport Minister: an unreliable narrator

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. Read below about active travel in the hansard from 11 May 2021.

Continue reading “Transport Minister: an unreliable narrator”

CBR Cycle Routes in Canberra

Riding through Canberra we find the wayfinding signage for CBR Cycle Routes. Here is the past, present and future of CBR Cycle Routes.

Continue reading “CBR Cycle Routes in Canberra”

Breaking the car habit: culture change

We need to face the facts on climate change. Sustainability has many facets and that includes transport. The ACT has zero emissions from electricity. New suburbs are without gas. The major source of emissions in the ACT is now from transport – and most of these emissions come from private car use.

Continue reading “Breaking the car habit: culture change”

Gradients in Molonglo 3

Gradients are hard to guess. We do not have an eye for it. Riding a bike, we notice when it gets too steep, however, it is hard to say how steep that is. That is what the gradient measures.

Continue reading “Gradients in Molonglo 3”

The next Molonglo River crossing disappears

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.

Continue reading “The next Molonglo River crossing disappears”

CBR Cycle Routes on OpenStreetMap: lost and found

CBR Cycle Routes are the Principal Community Routes around Canberra. In OpenStreetMap, some routes have still not been marked. Here is the lost and found list, including maps.

Continue reading “CBR Cycle Routes on OpenStreetMap: lost and found”

Belconnen Town Centre upgrades: comments closed

Changes to the Belconnen Town Centre are afoot. Belconnen Town Centre Place Planning is a community design process and provides another opportunity to request bike infrastructure along Benjamin Way. Update 1 June 2021: comments have now closed.

Continue reading “Belconnen Town Centre upgrades: comments closed”