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Greens not impressed by cycling infrastructure announcements

By johnboy - 9 November 2011 7

Following last night’s announcement of cycling infrastructure programs the Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is letting us know that she’s distinctly lacking in whelm.

“The Government says it needs to do more consultation on Bunda Street. We want to see that by now concrete options and proposals are on the table, rather than a general discussion about what everybody might want.

“We were disappointed that the Cycle Loop was not funded in this years ACT Budget, and it’s not clear where this $9m has come from and whether it’s over a number of years.

“The ACT Greens called for the implementation of Pedal Power’s proposed Civic Cycle Loop through our submission* to the Bunda Street consultation undertaken in 2009, and renewed our calls for the project as I joined Pedal Power on Ride to Work Day (October 12) for a tour of the proposed route,” Ms Le Couteur said.

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Greens not impressed by cycling infrastructure announcements
SidneyReilly 11:23 am 17 Jan 16

Maybe run the cycle lane in the centre of the tram lines?

Gungahlin Al 12:09 pm 10 Nov 11

Watson said :

KB1971 said :

Solidarity said :

I hope they remove the cycle lanes on Northbourne and install a permanent off-road cycle lane.

Yup, too many things oing on in the left hand lane with busses & stuff that all the other cycle lanes dont have to deal with.

Pedal Power’s position is to have separate lanes but still on the left. I am wondering if they had explored the middle as an option.

I would love a cycle path in the middle. That is quite a common solution in European countries on roads with a median strip. You just have to find a solution to the traffic lights, which may add a considerable amount to the cost of that solution, but it would be worth it.

The lights would be simple as – particularly if they are set up to allow easy passage of rail/bus lanes down the middle too. We have talked through all this with the consultants working on the Northbourne public transport priority project. Once the right-turn cycle is finished, the centre lanes would go green just the same as the north-south through traffic.
Anything in the centre lanes that also has to turn right would just need to be able to trigger a few seconds lead time on the right-turning cars – just as happens now with the bus lanes like at the bottom end of Flemington Rd.

Watson 11:55 am 10 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

Solidarity said :

I hope they remove the cycle lanes on Northbourne and install a permanent off-road cycle lane.

Yup, too many things oing on in the left hand lane with busses & stuff that all the other cycle lanes dont have to deal with.

Pedal Power’s position is to have separate lanes but still on the left. I am wondering if they had explored the middle as an option.

I would love a cycle path in the middle. That is quite a common solution in European countries on roads with a median strip. You just have to find a solution to the traffic lights, which may add a considerable amount to the cost of that solution, but it would be worth it.

KB1971 11:25 am 10 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

I hope they remove the cycle lanes on Northbourne and install a permanent off-road cycle lane.

Yup, too many things oing on in the left hand lane with busses & stuff that all the other cycle lanes dont have to deal with.

Pedal Power’s position is to have separate lanes but still on the left. I am wondering if they had explored the middle as an option.

krats 10:52 am 10 Nov 11

BicycleCanberra said :

On 666 breakfast Simon Corbell did say that the $9 Million was over three years, so not really an increase in Budget funding.

That Is A Surprise-Not

BicycleCanberra 9:08 pm 09 Nov 11

On 666 breakfast Simon Corbell did say that the $9 Million was over three years, so not really an increase in Budget funding.

Solidarity 4:44 pm 09 Nov 11

I hope they remove the cycle lanes on Northbourne and install a permanent off-road cycle lane.

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