The plan to duplicate William Hovell Drive is known. The development application was released recently. The project includes 4.5 km of off-road share path.
This case study of rapid transit in the Molonglo Valley shows that corridors for vehicular traffic and light rail may have something in common, but public transit corridors are poorly suited for a cycle highway (transit). Cycle networks are different.
Nobody likes power lines – really nobody – but everybody likes the convenience that electricity provides. The power line across Molonglo 3 East will be buried along William Hovell Drive in preparation of the estate’s construction.
Minister Steels statement in the ACT Legislative Assembly, 3 June 2021, provided little new information, but confirmed of further transport investment in improvement and duplication of roads. Cycling projects were not mentioned except one, the long awaited bridge over Weston Creek.
Gradients are hard to guess. We do not have an eye for it. Riding a bike, we notice when it gets too steep, however, it is hard to say how steep that is. That is what the gradient measures.
A tender for works lying between Whitlam Stage 3 and Namarag. Moving power lines and sewer odours will the Suburban Land Agency busy.
Fancy a walk with good views overlooking the Molonglo Valley. Whitlam may be worth a look.
Whitlam is the first suburb north of the river in the Molonglo Valley to open its door to the public. Construction is to start in 2021. Still, all is quiet.
The John Gorton Drive Bridge was a hotspot during the ACT Election in 2020 has a completion date of 2025.
Most of the investment is still improving roads. The relative investment in road improvements ($986 million), light rail ($336 million) and cycling ($17.9 million) between 2020-2024.