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CBR Cycle Route C11: one loop

The CBR Cycle Route C11 runs along Flemington Road from EPIC to Well Station Drive and forms one side of a triangle in a loop that connects Belconnen, Dickson and Mitchell. The strength of loops for navigation is that you can leave and join them wherever and whenever you like. This provides the cyclist with many options.

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urban planning

Flemington Road bike path is finished

The off-road bike path bypassing Mitchell on the Flemington Road has now been completed and opened. It is worth celebrating. The new path closes a missing link and opens interesting possibilities in the north. More about that in the next post. Flemington Road was introduced here.

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urban planning

ACT Government Fast Track

The ACT Government has announced their Fast Track program. This program includes path infrastructure.

Pedal Power ACT has consistently lobbied the government to complete ‘missing links’ in the cycle network. At the last federal election, the Federal and ACT Labor pledged funding for cycle projects in the ACT. These projects are not currently included in the COVID-19 stimulus measures. Below are maps of other projects that are.

Last updated 10/7/2020.

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ride review

Dickson Majura Gungahlin loop

A very pretty ride from Belconnen to Majura Pines, returning via Gungahlin.

Figure 1: Horse Park Drive bike path, heading towards Gungahlin

Route: This is probably the most direct route from Belconnen to Majura Pines. To keep things interesting, the return is via Majura Parkway and Horse Park Drive bike paths, which has everything going for it except for the hill. Return from Horse Park Drive past Well Station, Well Station Drive and Gungahlin Drive bike paths.

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urban planning

Dickson to Gungahlin bike path

Dickson to Gungahlin bike path parallel to Flemington Rd

The light rail, that represents a great step forward for public transport and city modernisation, was a step backward for the Flemington Rd bike path. It was removed and never replaced so there now a missing link past Mitchell. That the ACT Government is interested in fixing the problem and considering a new Flemington Rd bike path is good news. As with the Federal Highway there is no room for a bike path alongside the road but plenty of back streets that run parallel, away from the cars. This would be the safe and better approach. In this paper I propose one possible route that follows the Federal Highway, EPIC and Well Station Track to reach Gungahlin. A few maps are included below to illustrate the route.