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Labor announce their active transport policies. Cycle paths ahoy

By johnboy - 20 September 2012 7

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced plans for more cycle paths:

ACT Labor is committed to the construction of off-road cycle paths as part of its plan for more cycling infrastructure in our city.

ACT Labor will commit up to $12 million* to construct an off-road cycle path adjacent to the Majura Parkway.

We will also invest $4 million over four years to an Active Transport program for kids.

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Labor announce their active transport policies. Cycle paths ahoy
Spykler 11:00 pm 20 Sep 12

Tony said :

I ride a bike, but will never use an onroad cycle lane. I also drive and see how ACT driver are.

The best driving I have witnessed in the ACT is when drivers have to traverse these green strips of death..I note most drivers are extremely cautious especially the busy morning left turn off over the Commonwealth ave bridge near the Nat Library/ Treasury.

Tony 9:32 pm 20 Sep 12

I ride a bike, but will never use an onroad cycle lane. I also drive and see how ACT driver are.

Brandi 3:08 pm 20 Sep 12

Keijidosha said :

Brandi said :

I reckon on-road bike lanes would be adequate and less costly for Majura

If Majura is built to freeway standard (which it ought to be considering the cost) then on-road cycling would be a dangerous prospect, especially given the road is a primary freight route.

No more so than the Fed.

Brandi 3:08 pm 20 Sep 12

blueterrestra said :

That won’t appease the motorists. Additional road width should be for extra lanes, foo’!

😀 Of course, how could I have been so thoughtless?

Keijidosha 3:01 pm 20 Sep 12

Brandi said :

I reckon on-road bike lanes would be adequate and less costly for Majura

If Majura is built to freeway standard (which it ought to be considering the cost) then on-road cycling would be a dangerous prospect, especially given the road is a primary freight route.

blueterrestra 2:46 pm 20 Sep 12

Brandi said :

I reckon on-road bike lanes would be adequate and less costly for Majura. Save the off-road paths for inner city areas where kids and less experienced cyclists need the extra protection. Build wide shoulder on-road bikes lanes in rural districts where recreational cyclists and long-distance commuters can ride at good speed.

That won’t appease the motorists. Additional road width should be for extra lanes, foo’!

Brandi 1:33 pm 20 Sep 12

I reckon on-road bike lanes would be adequate and less costly for Majura. Save the off-road paths for inner city areas where kids and less experienced cyclists need the extra protection. Build wide shoulder on-road bikes lanes in rural districts where recreational cyclists and long-distance commuters can ride at good speed.

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