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.
- Signs and pavement marking
- Fast Track
- The routes map
Promised and finally coming. The CBR Cycle Routes were introduced here and the wayfinding signage was discussed here. The Active Travel Infrastructure Practitioner Tool show existing and future CBR Cycle Routes.
Signs and pavement marking
Signs will be installed and pavements marked on the following four routes:
- Cycle Route 1 City – Gungahlin (C1)
- Cycle Route 4 Belconnen – Weston Creek – Tuggeranong (C4)
- Cycle Route 5 City – Woden – Tuggeranong (C5)
- Cycle Route 6 ANU – Dickson (C6)
The ACT Government website provided a cycling network map of Canberra’s ten principal cycle routes (PCR). This map is shown below, however, the page on the ACT Government website has since been deleted, which is not unusual for the ACT Government.
Principal Cycle Routes as a term comes from the Active Travel Guidelines and was not catchy enough. Hence, they were rebranded CBR Cycle Routes. Do not be fooled, they are the same thing.
The Fast Track program has provided more funds for wayfinding signage on the following routes.
- Cycle route 7 (C7): Belconnen to Gungahlin
- Cycle route 9 (C9): Gungahlin to Airport
- Cycle route 3 (C3): City to Belconnen
- Cycle route 8 (C8): City loop
The routes map
The Active Travel Infrastructure Practitioner Tool show existing and future CBR Cycle Routes. An enlargement of part of the CBR Cycle Routes map from the Active Travel Infrastructure Practitioner Tool below shows the C10 Molonglo to City cycle route. This route is planned but has not yet been built. Planned routes are shown as dotted lines and existing routes as solid lines.
Only the existing routes (see below) will be signed. The Molonglo Valley is left blank, as in this area there are no routes at this time.