We are very lucky in Canberra to live in such a cycle-friendly city. We can ride pretty much anywhere, but there are a few things to consider.
Urban planning must comply with Federal environment law. It is not just the National Capital Authority that has a say. Together they ring-fence urban planning. Cycling has fallen short.
Urban planning is failing us in the Molonglo Valley. Without coordination between the arms of government to set consistent priorities, active travel will not succeed.
“It is not intended to represent the facilities that currently exist on the routes, rather it shows the best alignments for human powered transport and recreation. …”
The ACT Government has many documents for active travel and urban planning. Here are a few.