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”
A cyclist was knocked off his bike by a passing motorist in October 2020. A horrifying video shows the rider is luck to be alive. Until now, it was not clear what consequences there would be for the driver.Continue reading “Cyclist lucky to be alive”
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?Continue reading “Planning bike networks is doable”
It is still common that bus stops provide no facility to lock up the bike. A bike stand of some sort should be in proximity to the bus stop. Parking and securing the bike needs to be convenient.Continue reading “Bus stops need bike stands”
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.Continue reading “Belconnen to Coombs via Butters Bridge”