If we want to get the job done, how much is really enough? Comparing the active travel pledges from the major parties at the 2020 ACT Election with historic benchmarks.
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Molonglo Valley: getting it right first time round
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.
Analysis: ACT cycling investment just 1%
So much money is spent on roads. Here is a comparison of the investment in road improvement (duplications and widening) with other forms of transport. As cyclists, we are interested in bike paths, but the light rail is included, too.
Molonglo Valley: opportunities lost in estate development
Estate development is a long and complicated process. Active travel can be lost in the process, buried under other priorities. We need to get it right. Should active travel infrastructure fall short, it will be expensive to fix. A generation would grow up being chauffeured around rather than riding to school or friends. This is a real culture change barrier.
Section 2.1 The UK approach to network design
We cannot make a baby without a baby-making machine.
Giving cycling a fair cut of the cake
The 2020-21 ACT Budget was postponed and release early 2021. In general, the investment in active travel infrastructure in the ACT is not well documented. Canberra.bike examines previous budgets and compares them with Ireland.
Active Streets: prioritising path maintenance
People need paths. We all want good paths. Maintenance is expensive, boring and thankless. Active Streets is a budget measure to improve the paths in older suburbs, particularly around shopping centres and schools. Active Streets should not be confused with Active Travel Streets.