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urban planning

Taking stock on community paths

The ACT standards have a minimum path width of 2.5m. The reality is that many of the community paths are much narrower than this. Only 19% of the paths in the ACT are 2.5m or wider (strategic paths). The most common path width is 1.2m and makes up 54% of the 3106km in the ACT. Many suburban streets, however, have no paths at all on the verge and pedestrians walk on the road, which is also often safer for the elderly due to lack of path maintenance.

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urban planning

Strategic Fast Track: complete list

Fast Track includes several projects that are strategic bike infrastructure. Pedal Power ACT is still driving its priority list of missing links that have largely remained unchanged since the 2016 ACT Election. The Conservation Council ACT Region has campaigned just as long for active travel and hosted recently a webinar. These initiatives are all most welcome.

This is the most recent of a list of Fast Track updates.

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urban planning

Strategic Fast Track update: 25 June 2020

This is the first update of the list of strategic path projects from the official Fast Track website. Of the “$25 million program” announced by Andrew Barr on 11/6/2020 very little has been allocated to new strategic path projects. The regular updated of new projects 10 days after the previous post. Little has changed.

Last updated 10/7/2020.

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urban planning

Strategic Fast Track infrastructure mapped

The ACT Government has many Fast Track projects and of these, only a handful are of any benefit to the commuting cyclist. Hopefully – and we are really looking forward to it – we will see more to come. Here is what is currently on the list – mapped.

Last updated 10/7/2020.

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urban planning

Strategic Fast Track and CBR Cycle Routes

Andrew Barr announced last week (11/6/2020) a “$25 million program” including “$8 million being allocated to new (Fast Track) projects”. Canberra.bike thought it worthwhile listing here the strategic path projects from the official Fast Track website. 

Last updated 10/7/2020.

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family

Is there a typical cyclist?

The Canberra cyclist is many things: some are fit and some are not, some are old and some are young, both men and women. There are different types of bikes, and people ride for many reasons.