Athllon Drive Duplication is coming but for the cyclist it is nothing to get excited about.
The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 expects cost of road congestion in Canberra to increase to $504 million in 2031, up from $289 million in 2016.
The inability to shift transport investment away from roads is a concern.
Most of the investment is still improving roads. The relative investment in road improvements ($986 million), light rail ($336 million) and cycling ($17.9 million) between 2020-2024.
Two barriers lay on the path of the north-south route: the William Hovell Drive and the Molonglo River. William Hovell Drive will be duplicated.