Riding along Pipe Flat through the Molonglo Valley is a great ride. It is relatively flat and very scenic. It has become more difficult to pass the building sites at Whitlam and Namarag. Care is required on Coppins Crossing Road.Continue reading “National Arboretum to World’s End”
Coppins Crossing devastation: further closure expectedContinue reading “Coppins Crossing devastation: further closure expected”
Coppins Crossing floods three or four times a year. Rain is good for Canberra but not Coppins Crossing. Here are photos and videos.Continue reading “Coppins Crossing: flooded again”
Many decisions need to be made around this strategic hotspot where Molonglo north and south meets Molonglo east and west, and the river is between.Continue reading “Molonglo Valley hotspot”
The planning for the John Gorton Drive Bridge has come out of the shadows – The funding promised at the ACT Election has been announced and the development application documents have been released. The construction costs will be about $177 million (June 2020 estimate).Continue reading “John Gorton Drive Bridge 2021 update”
We cannot build our way out of congestion. Why is it so hard to break this cycle despite all the evidence to the contrary? The transport investment in 2020 has not changed. Most of the money will be spent on roads.
Continue reading “This old dog only knows one trick”
“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”Abraham Maslow
Coppins Crossing Road is an example of a popular Canberra road without bike lanes. As today is our unofficial bike lane day, it is worth a closer look. On-road cycle lanes in the ACT are also discussed here.
The Coppins Crossing is a river level crossing on the Molonglo River built to rural road standards and only suitable for low volumes of traffic. As a north-south corridor and part of the Molonglo development, the traffic volumes along Coppins Crossing Road are high.
It will be replaced with a bridge in 2024.
The most recent update on the John Gorton Drive Bridge is found here from 12 February 2021.Continue reading “Coppins Crossing is missing bike lanes and more”
Update 1 April 2021. This ride is currently not possible due to the Butters Bridge closure. It gets worse. The detour suggested by CyclingGravel is blocked too.
Crossing the river on gravel is only possible at Coombs.
Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve construction works have closed the Butters Bridge at its north end. Bridge access is possible from the south end (Denman Prospect) just for the view. (Stand 6 February 2021)Continue reading “Stromlo to Arbo: CyclingGravel”
This bridge over the Molonglo River will be completed by 2024 as the last section of the John Gorton Drive. Information about this bridge is found here. The Butters Bridge was finished close-by in 2016 but is currently closed.
The most recent update on the John Gorton Drive Bridge is found here from 12 February 2021.Continue reading “John Gorton Drive Bridge update”