When we walk the halls of Planning, Transport and Legislative Assembly in the ACT today, we can be sure that none of those people we see will be there in 30 years. Community groups and councils lobby with MLAs and mandarins, who temporarily fill the roles. Building a cycle network is a long term task, requiring forward-thinking past the current political cycle. The cycle network will take 30 years to build. In that time, Canberra’s population will almost double. City builders think in decades and not years. Cycle corridors reserve the space to build that cycle network.
A list of some of the more important terms from urban planning used in the ACT.
RobertsDay is a leading Australian urban planning firm and has penned many of Canberra’s future urban areas, including Ginninderry, Molonglo Stage 3 Project Design Brief and the little know urban renewal in Red Hill.
Urban sprawl has many costs but in Australian cities, it is still the norm, so we tend not to think about the alternatives.
Modern cities require a mix of transport: walking, cycling, light rail, bus and car. More recently micromobility has been added to the mix with the introduction of scooters and other electric gadgets. It is time to step away from the car.
Safe cycling is the product of good intersection design. Why Dutch style intersections are superior to the current design in the ACT.
The Molonglo Valley is currently under construction and the cycling infrastructure is poor. If we wait until a suburb is finished then the problem will be with us for decades. This is what is happening now in the Molonglo Valley estate development.