The Pinnacle: always worth a visit

The Pinnacle Nature Reserve is part of Canberra Nature Park and ever-popular with locals. The lower section of The Pinnacle is an offset area and something new. Offset areas spring up where there are urban developments.

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Kama: bikes not wanted

“No bike” signs have been put up on the northern entrances to Kama. This surprised me. There is no mention of policy change on the ACT Environment website or in the Molonglo River Reserve Plan. No explanation apart from these small signs.

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Canberra Nature Park: OsmAnd app

Exploring Canberra Nature Park is easy with a smartphone. An app will help you find your way. You may use different apps for walking and cycling and that’s not surprising at all. In the car, you are likely to use something different again. So, what do we use and recommend for the walkers and hikers among us?

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Kama Reserve: much loved

This was the first post on the Kama Reserve. Previously writing this article, there were no signs at the entrance to the reserve prohibiting cycling. The Molonglo River Reserve: Reserve Management Plan 2019 (26 July 2019) states that it is permitted (read more here and below). There is no reason given for any change by ACT Environment. 

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Molonglo River Reserve cycling summary

The Molonglo River Reserve is a very long reserve that separates the north and south sections of the Molonglo Valley development.

On 16 September 2008, the ACT and Commonwealth Governments commenced a strategic assessment for development areas in Molonglo Valley under Part 10 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). The long process resulted, eventually, in the Molonglo River Reserve: Reserve Management Plan 2019 (26 July 2019) and lies under the responsibility of the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD).

Molonglo Valley development will give the valley character but is problematic from an urban development perspective. The Molonglo River Reserve: Reserve Management Plan 2019 is very long document and there is much to read and know about active travel. My purpose here in this document is to summary, discuss and quote interesting things relevant to cycling and active travel.

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