The Standing Committee on Planning, Transport And City Services sometimes discusses transport and planning issues that relate to cycling, but this is not always the case. The Committee does not meet all that often. The last time cycling was discussed was this year on the 4 March 2021.
A strong political wind would push cycling forward in Canberra. The lack of political will has left cycling in the doldrums. ACT Transport’s paradigm lags behind best practice. A “one size fits all” approach fails to recognise that different modes of transport have different needs.
This case study of rapid transit in the Molonglo Valley shows that corridors for vehicular traffic and light rail may have something in common, but public transit corridors are poorly suited for a cycle highway (transit). Cycle networks are different.
Minister Steels statement in the ACT Legislative Assembly, 3 June 2021, provided little new information, but confirmed of further transport investment in improvement and duplication of roads. Cycling projects were not mentioned except one, the long awaited bridge over Weston Creek.
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. Below active travel in the hansard from 11 May 2021.
Active travel comes up in the ACT Legislative Assembly and is worth watching out for. The first of a series tracking this conversation.
The Romans built a bridge, marched across the Rhine River, beat up the barbarians and then marched back again, destroying the bridge on the way. All part of a good weekends work. It served to remind the barbarians that they were not safe.
While the John Gorton Drive Bridge is well known by now, another river crossing has barely been mentioned. Minister Steel’s presentation last night at the Molonglo Valley Community Forum shed a little light on the subject.
We all desire to be good parents, and one of the most common regrets is not having taken the time to do it better. The Molonglo Valley has come a long way since 2004, but will take as long again to complete. Those born in 2004 are likely to have children themselves before it is complete.
Speeding motorists endanger the lives of primary school children in Narrabundah. Concern is growing that it is just a matter of time before a child is killed in Narrabundah as a result of excessive speed on the roads.