So many things need to be done to improve cycling in Canberra. The little money available for cycling should be spent where it is needed most. This means that we focus the investment on the top priorities first.
There is much to be done to improve cycling in the ACT. The cycle lanes on William Hovell Drive are not likely to get much use. Certainly they are not a priority. Our efforts should be focused on cycle priorities.
Movement and Place was applied to Northbourne Avenue in the City And Gateway Urban Design Framework (December 2018). It would be one of the early applications. Northbourne Avenue is awkwardly visioned as an Urban Boulevard with Transit with both high movement and high place. Is such a thing possible?
We all get frustrated with government consultations. Government consultations take effort, but annoy when there is little change. The Public Transport Association of Canberra (PTCBR) feels the same way and addresses the dilemma of every consultation.
For a few years now, the ACT strategies have promoted a Movement and Place Framework. The idea, best shown in pictures, is difficult to put into practice, as it presumes the ACT Planning and Transport directorates work together.
Extracts from the Moving Canberra 2019-2045 Integrated Transport Strategy regarding the Movement and Place Framework.
The older parts of Canberra are due for a rebuild, to make more space for people and easier and safer 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.