The design of the East Gungahlin High School in the new suburb of Kenny has been turned on its head as a result of the project being fast tracked in response to COVID-19.
The Heysen Street Link bike path will be extended to Woden Town Centre. Good news, after years of delays. The scope of projects may shrink after a grand vision, but Heysen Street Link has grown to something more. A happy end.
The John Gorton Drive Bridge will be the first bridge completed in the Molonglo Valley (previously discussed here and here). The pedestrian bridge, Butters Bridge, was finished in 2016 and now closed due to construction works. The third bridge is at least ten years off
Nothing has changed in August 2020.
The Netherlands has one of the highest participation rates of cycling in the world. It has been long accepted that for safety reasons we need to separate cyclists from motor vehicles and pedestrians.
Active travel infrastructure from the COVID-19 stimulus.
At the current rate, it will take 166 years to double the length of off-road paths suitable for cycling. The investment in Fast Track is welcome but is too little, too late.
How much of the path network is of the minimum standard for cycling.
Active travel infrastructure promised or under construction as part of the COVID-19 stimulus.
There are few new strategic path projects despite the big annoucement. Sharing a narrow path with a pedestrian – especially when elderly – is problematic. This makes them of little use for the commuting cyclist.