CBR Cycle Routes are the Principal Cycling Routes around Canberra and you would expect them to be on OpenStreetMap, but they still not labelled. CBR Cycle Routes are discussed here.Continue reading “CBR Cycle Routes on OpenStreetMap: lost and found”
If you want to plan a ride around Canberra, you will need a good map. After that, a route suggestion could be useful. Here both are discussed.Continue reading “Canberra cycling planner”
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 (both ROAD AUTHORITY and PLANNING AUTHORITY).
Cycle highways sit in the active travel key statutory and non-statutory planning documents. This article is an introduction to Active Travel. Extracts related to cycle highways from two key documents in the Active Travel Framework are found in the following two articles.
- Extracts- Active Travel Facilities Design MIS05
- Extracts- Planning for Active Travel in the ACT (PATACT)
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.
Read this first.Continue reading “Cycle highways: Planning for Active Travel in the ACT”
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.
Read this first.Continue reading “Cycle highways: Active Travel Facilities Design MIS05”
Getting the big picture: commonly used active travel terms. A picture is worth a thousand words. The defintions are from the Active Travel Facilities Design – Municipal Infrastructure Standards 05 (MIS05).Continue reading “Visual dictionary for active travel”
The ongoing saga of Aranda bike path and the lastest email from Tara Cheyne on the topic. Maintenance is sorely needed but despite the newest promises nothing has been done. ACT Labor has never got on top of this issue in their 19 years in government.
Aranda update 13 February 2021
The lower section of the Aranda bike path (C5) has been resurfaced following the 2020 ACT Election but is already cracking due to tree roots. The root cause of the cracking previously was also the trees. This problem is well understood as asphalt reshapes itself to the underlying ground like a glacier. Asphalt is more like plasticine than concrete. The ACT Active Travel Stand Drawings and Austroads recommendations for bike paths provide recommendations for bike path construction to avoid such issues. For roads the asphalt is laid on a thick compacted road base (for John Gorton Drive it has about a 30 cm thickness). The construction of a bike path is similar with a thick “road base” and a relative thin layer of asphalt over that. The “road base” is important as it provides the stability and load bearing that asphalt lacks.Continue reading “Aranda CBR Cycle Route C5: falling short of expectations”
The post C10 Coombs to Civic Cycle Highway is a case study of a number of alternate routes for commuting between Coombs and Civic. This post adds to this with visualisations of the routes as “fly-by” videos.Continue reading “Birds view: Coombs to Civic CBR Cycle Routes”
The C10 Coombs to Civic Cycle Highway (CBR Cycle Route C10) would make commuting between Coombs and Civic faster and also improve the Molonglo Valley network. Four routes are compared: three already exist and one is new – the C10. CBR Cycle Route C10 is the best.Continue reading “CBR Cycle Route C10: Coombs to Civic Cycle Highway”
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. 🙂Continue reading “CBR Cycle Route wayfinding signage”