Poor road markings and poor motorists make a cyclist’s life difficult.
Any architect can draw a plan, the problem is getting the builder to look at it.
We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.
Think three: pedestrians, cyclists and motorists need separated infrastructure.
Building a network of good cycle paths is not easy, but the ACT Government has a plan.
Letter to Yvette Berry, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development: the new Whitlam estate development falls short on active travel.
The ACT Active Travel Routes Network lingo is confusing. Here is a first change management attempt to clarify what it means.
The older parts of Canberra are due for a rebuild, to make more space for people and it easier and safe to get around. Active Travel Streets will be part of it. Active travel is reclaiming space for cyclists, walkers, joggers, people pushing prams and those using wheelchairs.
Active travel is on everybody’s lips and is more than cycling. The ACT Government now has a standard for good cycling infrastructure. The standard holds much promise.
For a strategy to be implement it must be specified in detail what the vague ambition means in concrete terms. Putting the financial cost of infrastructure to one side, what does it mean to build a bike path. For this the urban planning practitioners need a specification.