200,000 people will soon live in Belconnen and Gungahlin, it is relatively flat, which gives the area great cycling potential. CBR Cycle Routes C11, C1 and C7 carve their way through the north, but not in ways that we would expect. Many grass reserves force the cyclist on huge detours. We still do not have a direct route between Belconnen and Mitchell. What are our options?
A brief introduction of active travel at a non-technical level. This submission is not about the technical aspects of active travel, which is well documented in the ACT Active Travel Key Documents. Combined with Austroads Standards there is enough there to build a good network. We are not failing because of a lack of standards. Rather the problem lies elsewhere.
Riding through Canberra we find the wayfinding signage for CBR Cycle Routes. Here is the past, present and future of CBR Cycle Routes.
The idea of “cycle highway” needs to be located within the Active Travel Framework, so that it is not disconnected from the planning mechanism in the ACT.
The relevant text for cycle highways is scattered throughout a number of key documents. Here, the relevant extracts from Planning for Active Travel in the ACT (PATACT) are gathered together in one place.
The relevant text for cycle highways is scattered throughout a number of key documents. Here, the relevant extracts from Active Travel Facilities Design MIS05 are gathered together in one place.
Active travel contains an abundance of new terms. Here are some of the more common ones. The definitions are from the Active Travel Facilities Design – Municipal Infrastructure Standards 05 (MIS05).
The ongoing saga of Aranda bike path. Maintenance is sorely needed but despite the newest promises nothing had been done. ACT Labor’s cycling ambition is underwhelming which leaves them on the back foot and it takes years to organise routine maintenance. Here is an example.
CBR Cycle Routes are motorways for cyclists, or at least that is the intent. You would know them as you would have ridden on one. Finally, they are getting wayfinding signage. It makes a difference.
We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.