The NCA has announced that they’re going to build an underpass to fix the traffic dangers of a bike path crossing a busy road at Bowen Place:
The crossing forms part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. It is also a busy commuter peak hour road, in and out of the Parliamentary Zone, as well as being an access point to Kings Avenue bridge.
Mr Gary Rake, NCA Chief Executive said the community indicated a strong preference for a crossing allowing motorists, pedestrians and cyclists continuous access.
“Of the options presented at consultation earlier in the year, the community favoured a footbridge, however some people also asked the NCA to reconsider an underpass.
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“Following detailed site investigations and discussions with key stakeholders, the NCA has agreed to develop a design for an underpass solution.
“In short, we found a number of technical difficulties with building a bridge,” Mr Rake said.