New estates could showcase what Canberra could be.
Any architect can draw a plan, the problem is getting the builder to look at it.
Building a network of good cycle paths is not easy, but the ACT Government has a plan.
The ACT Active Travel Routes Network lingo is confusing. Here is a first change management attempt to clarify what it means.
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.
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.
The Molonglo Valley to City Trunk Cycleway: Feasibility Study is hard to find as it is not on the ACT Governments website.
“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.
The aim here is to link the “cycle highway” vision with the Active Travel Framework. The term “cycle highways” is disconnected from the planning mechanism in the ACT, in particular those of the ROAD AUTHORITY and PLANNING AUTHORITY. It is necessary to show where cycle highways sit in the active travel key statutory and non-statutoryContinue reading “Cycle highways and the Active Travel Framework”