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.

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Planning bike networks is doable

One would think that the best practice for planning road networks would also apply for planning a bike network. The high standards are, however, not translated across. Bike network planning does not use computer modelling, ABS Census data, population growth estimates, or traffic monitoring on existing paths. The ACT has no regular path monitoring, cleaning or maintenance programs. The maintenance of the bike network does not appear as an item in the ACT Budget documents. Repairs are ad hoc and it can take years for the most simple things to be fixed. So, what can be done?

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Belconnen to Coombs via Butters Bridge

Good bike routes are direct and riding to Coombs from Belconnen is anything but direct. This article shows one way such a path could be built via Butters Bridge. The current approach is to sit it out until John Gorton Drive Bridge is completed.

The most recent update on the John Gorton Drive Bridge is found here from 12 February 2021.

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