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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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Civic Cycle Loop “Tops Government Priority List”
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.

Gungahlin Al 12:39 pm 13 Oct 10

Brilliant news to see our shared zone proposal for Gungahlin’s Hibberson Street is on the provisional list.

We’ve been lobbying for this solution to our main street’s dangerous traffic for years.

The trick now will be to get it on the final list… Gungahlin people should email the transport minister – stanhope@act.gov.au.

Erg0 12:22 pm 13 Oct 10

Who knew that the application of a tin of paint counted as infrastructure?

motleychick 12:07 pm 13 Oct 10

Great – more on-road cycle paths!! Not.

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