Belconnen Town Centre has been trialling 40 km/h zones for over two years. The rollout to other town centre is causing confusion as commuters notice the changes.
In the next 20 years, Canberra is expected to grow radically. The growth of Gungahlin is slowing but the Molonglo Valley has just begun.
The city is planned and then built. Only now do we see what was envisioned in the 2004 Canberra Spatial Plan.
For a long time, suburbs were built for cars – footpaths were seen as optional. Canberra’s older suburbs often lack paths. The newer suburbs are better and the paths make them pedestrian friendly.
After the paddocks in the Tuggeranong Valley, came suburbs and bike paths, and what beautiful bike paths they were. Here is a collection of vintage photographs from the ACT Archive taken in 1989.
Rushing off to work in the morning is familiar to everybody. Riding to work is enjoyable and good for our health. Getting there quickly and on time greatly matters. Considerable thought goes into getting to work. The routes between town centres are the most important ones and form cycle highways. This project focuses on the needs of commuting cyclists and the infrastructure they use daily.