The ACT Government has a fund for road safety programs, education and awareness campaigns, audits, research and feasibility studies. This is a clever way to improve road safety in the ACT.Continue reading “ACT Road Safety Grants Fund”
Government leadership is essential for cycling in Canberra. The recent call for more leadership echos from the aftermath of the 2016 ACT Election. Andrew Barr, Chief Minister: then and now.Continue reading “Déjà vu: leadership void bars cycling”
“Disappointing” and “frustrating” summarises the feelings of Roger Bacon, Pedal Power ACT’s honcho for cycling advocacy, following the “Great Silence” after the ACT Election.Continue reading “Bacon eggs cycling on”
Pedal Power ACT has had enough. A motorist recently collided with a cyclist and left him in the dirt. Police have responded with only a minor fine. Cyclists are potential road kill.Continue reading “Death through indifference”
Changes to the Belconnen Town Centre are afoot. Belconnen Town Centre Place Planning is a community design process and provides another opportunity to request bike infrastructure along Benjamin Way.Continue reading “Belconnen Town Centre upgrades: do comment”
A cyclist was knocked off his bike by a passing motorist in October 2020. A horrifying video shows the rider is luck to be alive. Until now, it was not clear what consequences there would be for the driver.Continue reading “Cyclist lucky to be alive”
The cyclist Dr Teresa Foce died on a poorly maintained path, awash with gravel. The ACT Government needs to show more responsibility for path maintenance of the bike paths.Continue reading “ACT Coroner: poorly maintained path contributed to the death”
The missing link between Kuringa Drive and Barton Highway has been discussed since at least 2016 and now tied with an intersection upgrade. Neither has started. The intersection looks as it was four years ago. ACT Labor’s promises are worth little if nothing gets done over the parliamentary term.
Update 9 April 2021 Kuringa Drive
The work on the upgrade of the Kuringa Drive and Owen Dixon Drive intersection has begun. Expect delays. The works include a bike path along Kuringa Drive. 🙂Continue reading “Kuringa Drive and Owen Dixon Drive intersection: waiting since 2016”
Despite rumours, the Belconnen Bikeway is most definitely not finished and still under construction. The Your guide to cycling in Canberra TCCS map (January 2019) expected the bikeway to be finished. Something went wrong. It was open just before the Christmas 2020.
Update 6 February 2021 Belconnen Bikeway
The construction along Emu Bank is completed. However, the construction of the section promised at the 2016 ACT Election along Benjamin Way has not yet begun.Continue reading “Belconnen Bikeway during construction”
The Conservation Council ACT Region also publishes a scorecard for the 2020 ACT Election. Their scorecard has a much broader agenda than that of Pedal Power ACT but also includes active travel.Continue reading “The Conservation Council ACT Region: 2020 ACT Election scorecard”