ACT Auditor-General’s Report on community paths

The Act Auditor-General’s 2017 Report on community paths is damming and provides plenty of warning that the ACT Government needs to get on top of path maintenance. The most obvious thing is the lack of regular inspections.

Maintenance costs on concrete paths $302-683 million by 2030

Using ACT Government data from their portal and 2017 ACT Auditor General report, canberra.bike has estimated that the maintenance cost on the ACT Government concrete paths will lie between $302-683 million by 2030. The ACT Auditor General recommends making provisions for this.

Safe Speed: promoting safe walking and cycling by reducing traffic speed

Safer walking and cycling is most easily achieved by reducing traffic speed. We have known this for over a decade but do too little to curb road speeds. A remarkable report summarises the Australian cycling problem as we find it today: Dr Jan Garrard, Safe Speed: promoting safe walking and cycling by reducing traffic speed, Heart Foundation, City of Port Phillip and City of Yarra, Victoria, November 2008.

Light Rail Stage 2: missing bike paths

Paint on the road does not count as bike infrastructure. Cyclists are not safe on busy roads. Grade separated cycle infrastructure is required. The consultation for the Light Rail Stage 2 offered an opportunity to rethink the route for cycling.