Mind the gap at Molonglo Reach

johnboy 19 December 2010 13

bike path

My friend Eddy took this pic from the bike path on Molonglo Reach.

Perhaps more concerning is that retaining wall on the left has got Parkes Way on top of it.


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JasonW1956 JasonW1956 11:57 pm 22 Dec 10

Could be an old asbestos waste dump giving way from under and releasing particles in the air?

I hear they are everywhere out there..

EvanJames EvanJames 10:44 am 21 Dec 10

Such a shame. That is a very pretty pathway. And yes, there’s an old road behind A Block at Russell, skirts around the hill past the old Dairy, to the back of Duntroon, where that old road they blocked off with the brick walls commemorating battles runs up. You can ride down through Duntroon, to the golf course and playing fields where there’s a quiet road that goes down through those, and it comes out at the big oval where they removed the Cottonwoods, on Moreshead Drive, and you can re-join the bike path.

caf caf 12:06 pm 20 Dec 10

The road in question isn’t Parkes Way, it’s Moreshead Drive. Parkes Way finishes at Kings Avenue.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:09 pm 19 Dec 10

Cyclists are bad, m’kay…

Holditz Holditz 6:04 pm 19 Dec 10

Perhaps more concerning is that retaining wall on the left has got Parkes Way on top of it

Typical, always thinking first about drivers, not about the bike riders.

Homeless Homeless 5:11 pm 19 Dec 10

OpenYourMind said :

I ignore the barrier tape and still ride through this bit of the path for now. There’s only two main alternatives, ride out through Kingston foreshore and Jerra wetlands or ride on the road past Russell and Duntroon – not a particularly bicycle friendly road. The location of the cracks means that it’s not easy for a detour to be created.

There is a track between Russel and ADFA on the north side of Parkes Way. It should serve your needs. It is pretty flat, has nice views and even a historical farm thing.

thy_dungeonman thy_dungeonman 4:51 pm 19 Dec 10

The Great Bambino said :

and people wonder why cyclists ride on the road.

And also how they have an inability to follow rules for their own safety and ignore they brightly coloured dayglow orange barrier tape trying to keep users away from the hazardous area.

If the follow follow rules for their own safety and heed the barriers then where can they ride?
the road.
that is exactly my point.

Also while this is chance occurrence probably due to the recent rain there are a lot cycle/footpaths that are in poor repair or do not connect to anything which is why people resort to this system of roads we have which reaches just about everywhere.

Deckard Deckard 4:04 pm 19 Dec 10

Some of the barriers that were blocking the flooded bike paths around the place are still there. Many have been cast aside by walkers or cyclists as there is no danger any more.

That’s obviously not the case with this one but it’s easy to ignore a barrier if all the other ones you’ve seen shouldn’t be there.

churl churl 1:54 pm 19 Dec 10

The Great Bambino said :

And also how they have an inability to follow rules for their own safety and ignore they brightly coloured dayglow orange barrier tape trying to keep users away from the hazardous area.

Um I think that I would still pick my way carefully through the crevasses there than get onto road above (trucks at 80 kmh, no shoulder etc)

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 1:52 pm 19 Dec 10

I ignore the barrier tape and still ride through this bit of the path for now. There’s only two main alternatives, ride out through Kingston foreshore and Jerra wetlands or ride on the road past Russell and Duntroon – not a particularly bicycle friendly road. The location of the cracks means that it’s not easy for a detour to be created.

AussieRodney AussieRodney 12:55 pm 19 Dec 10

So THAT’s why the cycle path is closed.

The Great Bambino The Great Bambino 12:05 pm 19 Dec 10

and people wonder why cyclists ride on the road.

And also how they have an inability to follow rules for their own safety and ignore they brightly coloured dayglow orange barrier tape trying to keep users away from the hazardous area.

thy_dungeonman thy_dungeonman 11:00 am 19 Dec 10

and people wonder why cyclists ride on the road.

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