Speeding motorists endanger the lives of primary school children in Narrabundah. Concern is growing that it is just a matter of time before a child is killed in Narrabundah as a result of excessive speed on the roads.
The cycling boom is most welcome, but Covid-19 has discouraged the use of public transport as well. We are now more likely to drive to work. Roads are dangerous for cyclists. It is not surprising that many cyclists will not ride to work.
An e-scooter scheme in the ACT is troubled by the casual nature of the riders. Scooters have safety problems and the motivation for riding them are quite different to that of bike riders.
Different to other surveys, it tells us about cycling in Australia and Canberra over the last decade.
The 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.
Poor road markings and poor motorists make a cyclist’s life difficult. A marked shoulder is easily mistaken for the bike lane which creates confusion. More about Australian Road Rule 153.
Vulnerable road users are pedestrians and cyclists that can be fatally injured in a collision with a motor vehicle. Road Policing is reminding drivers that distractions greatly multiply the risks of something going wrong.
Walking to school was common and could be again. The Ride or Walk to School program encourages kids to ride to school by teaching them the skills they need to do it. Active Streets aims to improve the paths around schools to make it safe to do so.
The ACT Government has a program for cycling safety for primary school children. One of the lessons identifies cycling hazards. The examples are found everywhere in Canberra. Perhaps we should send the ACT planners back to school. The hazards take a long time to fixed.
Cities are built for people, and if they are well done they are good places to live. This is the aim of urban design. Walter Burley Griffin worked from a clean sheet. Urban planning is usually changing what we already have, and this means lots of stakeholders and compromises.