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Civic Cycle Loop “Tops Government Priority List”

By johnboy 13 October 2010 23

Simon Corbell has announced that the Government’s top priority is a might cycle path to encircle Civic. (Note that the efforts to re-name Civic appear to have fallen by the wayside)

“The Civic Cycle Loop, which tops the priority list and the list of priorities for Civic, is proposed to be made up of a section of shared space on Bunda Street from Genge Street to Akuna Street and also on-road, possibly separated, cycle path from Allara Street to Bunda Street via Parkes Way, Marcus Clarke Street, Rudd Street and Allara Street.

Some national capitals have ring-roads. We shall have a cycle path.


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niftydog 5:32 pm 21 Oct 10

arescarti42 said :

Oh, on a related note, does anyone know what is happening on Childers street in Acton? They’ve removed all of the traffic calming bollards and painted over at least one of the pedestrian crossings.

“This area is now a SHARED ZONE and there are no designated pedestrian crossings in this area, the previous crossing (near City West Carpark) has been removed. The vehicle speed limit in this area is strictly 10km and vehicles are required to give way to pedestrians.”

p1 9:50 am 14 Oct 10

Erg0 said :

rogerthat said :

Wait till the Dragway people find out about this.

I just had the greatest idea… they could paint dragway lanes down the sides of the Parkway!

There already are lines on the Barton Highway, on a nice straight stretch, exactly 400m apart….

Erg0 9:14 am 14 Oct 10

rogerthat said :

Wait till the Dragway people find out about this.

I just had the greatest idea… they could paint dragway lanes down the sides of the Parkway!

Beau Locks 8:57 am 14 Oct 10

This is a good idea. Anything that provides more and better linkages between the eastern and western sides of Civic should be encouraged, regardless of the transport vector in question. Also, if it’s done properly and not monumentally stuffed up (hmm…the local council is involved…) it’ll help link up the Sullies Creek cycle path, the one over to the lake near NewActon/Rydges, across the southern end of London Circuit, and also thru to Commonwealth Park near the pool. At the moment there are a number of ways to cycle into the city, but no linkages, and no sensible way across that don’t involve mashing it up with the traffic or pissing pedestrians off.

Also, can anyone fathom why the repaving on London Circuit includes sections of bike lane that randomly drop in and out? WTF?

rogerthat 12:10 am 14 Oct 10

Wait till the Dragway people find out about this.

bazinga 8:37 pm 13 Oct 10

Now if they can just train the bus drivers to stay out of the bike lanes…

shiny flu 7:55 pm 13 Oct 10

I don’t really see the point.

I’m not really going to ride around a circle, when I could just cross through the middle.

Tetranitrate 7:08 pm 13 Oct 10

astrojax said :

Thumper said :

Some national capitals have ring-roads. We shall have a cycle path.

Canberra, thinking big.

years from now, when the oil runs out, they will hail and revere at shrines to these farseeing minds who create these ‘cycle paths’…

Because there’s no way anyone in the future could hope to ride their bikes on the roads (which will last for decades without the wear and tear from cars and trucks).

… oh….I’m guessing that was the joke actually

The Frots 6:55 pm 13 Oct 10

Extraordinary…………just extraordinary. I am no cycle fan (though I used to ride one when cyclists weren’t as arrogant as they appear to be now)so this doesn’t exactly blow my skirt up.

Surely there is something more deserving? Hibberson Street is a good one, but really, a cycle loop around town? Let me guess whats next – Art along the cycle routes? Grassby’s statue making guest appearances along the pathway?

Put the money where it matters – health, welfare, etc. In 20 years, with the health system declining at the rate it is, there will be very few able to use the cycle track!

Now…………………….fire!!!!

jackal 5:16 pm 13 Oct 10

xman said :

Bike share systems are doomed to failure with our existing helmet laws.

The Vic Goverment is working on this – they’re subsidising cheap, semi-disposable helmets to address this – $5 each and available at vending machines, according to The Age.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/helmets-for-hire-in-bike-share-scheme-20101013-16ike.html?autostart=1

astrojax 4:29 pm 13 Oct 10

Thumper said :

Some national capitals have ring-roads. We shall have a cycle path.

Canberra, thinking big.

years from now, when the oil runs out, they will hail and revere at shrines to these farseeing minds who create these ‘cycle paths’…

mp2615 3:43 pm 13 Oct 10

This loop is a good idea. The current mix of cars and bikes is dangerous and stressful for all. As a rider, getting into and through civic is a nightmare. more bikes = less cars, you know it makes sense

KB1971 3:04 pm 13 Oct 10

gospeedygo said :

Two words. Beach Road.

What’s that got to do with it?

Beach Road in Melbourne is not a shared zone during the week.

KB1971 3:03 pm 13 Oct 10

xman said :

Bike share systems are doomed to failure with our existing helmet laws.

They are in some respects, they are having problems with it in Melbourne because of this.

Pitchka 2:55 pm 13 Oct 10

xman said :

Bike share systems are doomed to failure with our existing helmet laws.

Too f’n right… Ant no helmet messing up my fro!

xman 2:34 pm 13 Oct 10

Bike share systems are doomed to failure with our existing helmet laws.

gospeedygo 2:30 pm 13 Oct 10

Two words. Beach Road.

arescarti42 1:35 pm 13 Oct 10

Cool idea, it’d be fantastic if they also launched a bike share system like they are currently rolling out in Melbourne (see http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au/)

Oh, on a related note, does anyone know what is happening on Childers street in Acton? They’ve removed all of the traffic calming bollards and painted over at least one of the pedestrian crossings.

KB1971 1:29 pm 13 Oct 10

Pedal Power have been pushing this one for a while and as a rider I sort of dont see the point of it other than it will link up all the paths that lead to Civic.

Currently all the paths just end at the boundary of Civic forcing riders to use the roads (which will still happen as you still need to get to your destination) but if say you are travelling through or to the other side a rider will be able to scout around the outside away from the traffic. Good idea me thinks but thats all I see in it.

Proposal from last year:

http://www.pedalpower.org.au/advocacy/docs/civic%20cycle%20loop.pdf

I think the money could be better spent but thats life, I am happy with the infrastructure we have now, it so much better than the larger cities in OZ.

Thumper 12:55 pm 13 Oct 10

Some national capitals have ring-roads. We shall have a cycle path.

Canberra, thinking big.

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