National Arboretum to World’s End

Riding along Pipe Flat through the Molonglo Valley is a great ride. It is relatively flat and very scenic. It has become more difficult to pass the building sites at Whitlam and Namarag. Care is required on Coppins Crossing Road. 

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John Gorton Drive Bridge 2021 update

The planning for the John Gorton Drive Bridge has come out of the shadows – The funding promised at the ACT Election has been announced and the development application documents have been released. The construction costs will be about $177 million (June 2020 estimate).

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Butters Bridge closure

Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve construction works have closed the Butters Bridge at its north end. Bridge access is possible from the south end (Denman Prospect) just for the view. (Stand 22 May 2021)

More about Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve found here and here.

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When strategies collide: climate change, active travel and environment

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.

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Active travel: key documents

If you are interested in better bike paths for Canberra, active travel and urban planning, these documents could be of interest. They will be discussed in future posts on and have been mentioned in many already.

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Molonglo River Reserve cycling summary

Molonglo Valley development will give the valley character but is problematic from an urban development perspective. Here is a summary, discussion and quotes of interesting things relevant to cycling and active travel.

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