The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is wondering aloud why Ginninderra Drive is being messed around to duplicate a cycle path:
- Alistair Coe has expressed concern as to why a road lane has been removed on Ginninderra Drive to make way for an on-road cycle path which is immediately adjacent to an off-road cycle path.
The stretch of road affected is the part of Ginninderra Drive adjacent to Lake Ginninderra and the suburb of McKellar.
“Whilst I recognise the contribution that cycling makes to improving health outcomes, reducing road congestion and cutting emissions of pollutants by taking cars off the roads, we must have a balanced approach to the expansion of the network,” Mr Coe said.
“Creating on-road paths where off-road paths exist does nothing to expand the network.”
“Rather than reduce emissions, the closure of a lane will increase congestion and may lead to more emissions.”
Are cyclists being used again to justify an un-related traffic management decision?