Road rules for cyclists

Poor road markings and poor motorists make a cyclist’s life difficult.

A plan is as good as its execution

Any architect can draw a plan, the problem is getting the builder to look at it.

Planning bike networks is doable

We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.

CBR cycling: we have a plan

Building a network of good cycle paths is not easy, but the ACT Government has a plan.

Letter to Yvette Berry on active travel

Letter to Yvette Berry, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development: the new Whitlam estate development falls short on active travel.

Language matters. Let’s do some definitional work!

The ACT Active Travel Routes Network lingo is confusing. Here is a first change management attempt to clarify what it means.

Active Travel Streets: making cycling safer

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 Infrastructure Interim Planning Guideline

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.