Movement and Place was applied to Northbourne Avenue in the City And Gateway Urban Design Framework (December 2018). It would be one of the early applications. Northbourne Avenue is awkwardly visioned as an Urban Boulevard with Transit with both high movement and high place. Is such a thing possible?
Belconnen Town Centre has been trialling 40 km/h zones for over two years. The rollout to other town centre is causing confusion as commuters notice the changes.
Canberra has four seasons but do we change our cycling habits over the year? It would be good to know.
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.
The off-road bike path bypassing Mitchell on the Flemington Road has now been completed. The new path closes a missing link and opens interesting possibilities in the north.
The ACT Government has announced their Fast Track program. This program includes path infrastructure. That is great news, but missing are priority projects for cycle infrastructure in the ACT.
A very pretty ride from Belconnen to Majura Pines, returning via Gungahlin. Majura Pines is a great destination. With a gravel bike or mountain bike, it is an easy ride from Dickson along Blue Metal Road through Mount Majura Nature Reserve. A longer route back is to follow the bike path along Majura Parkway and return via Gungahlin.
An alternate route to Gungahlin, away from the cars. This would be the safe and better approach. Here is one possible route that follows the Federal Highway, EPIC and Well Station Track to reach Gungahlin.