Molonglo Valley: getting it right first time round

The Molonglo Valley is currently under construction and the cycling infrastructure is poor. If we wait until a suburb is finished then the problem will be with us for decades. This is what is happening now in the Molonglo Valley estate development.

A play space everywhere

Play spaces are popping up all over Canberra. Canberra.bike provided a guide to play spaces and this is now updated in this post. A recent announcement by Chris Steel in May 2020 reminded us that there is more to come. Some were already in the 2019 ACT Budget, but a few have been brought forward. There is good news here for everybody.

ACT playgrounds: WeekendNotes

Playgrounds are of great interest for many. They are certainly a great ride destination with children. Between 2015-2018 many of the playgrounds where reviewed on Weekend Notes. There a links to playground reviews below.

Urban planning cycle: forty years is not unusual

If estate planning is done poorly and good bike infrastructure is not included in the original design and built, then the new suburb will discourage cycling. Without good bike infrastructure, most people will not develop the habit of cycling. It will be decades before the opportunity will arise again to get it right.

The Castle of Taylor

Sutherland Crescent Central Community Playground is the official name of a place that should be called, with a little mystery, The Castle. The ramparts have collapsed to mounds around a courtyard filled with treasures. Enter across the drawbridge under the tower and discover the secrets.

Move @ Moncrieff

A play space in Gungahlin that is beautifully done. This area is flat and the bike infrastructure is good. One of the successes of urban planning in Gungahlin is certainly the Moncrieff Community Recreation Park Playground. It is also known as “Move at Moncrief”.