Pedal Power ACT is calling on the next ACT Government to increase spending on cycling to $50 million over four years.
Canberra’s facilities are great for dedicated, confident riders but they don’t encourage enough new riders and there are too many unfinished projects. Cycling increased by 70% between 2004 and 2010 but has not grown since.
ACT Government currently spends 2% or less of the transport budget on cycling, which is not in line with its stated goal of having 6% of all work trips made on bike by 2016. The last cycle to work count in 2006 showed trips by bike were only at 2.5%. http://www.transport.act.gov.au/policy.html
Pedal Power ACT believes that consistent with Canberra’s goals, around 6% of the transport budget, or $50 million, should be invested in cycling over the next four years. This would clear backlog projects and build the next-generation infrastructure needed to encourage more people to ride. http://www.pedalpower.org.au/
Pedal Power ACT is holding an Election Forum on 19 September to hear from the ACT Greens, ACT Labor and Canberra Liberals about how they will support cycling. Attendance is free and all are welcome.
We need a safe crossing over Bowen Drive.
Melrose Drive Underpass – barriers have since been removed to assist cycling.
Lake Burley Griffin offroad path ends in Kingston Foreshore, sending riders onto roads, footpaths and terminating bike lanes.
Cyclists must turn left on Yamba Drive Mawson.
Bike Lane ends on Ginninderra Drive at GDE Intersection.
Bike lane ends on Brisbane Ave, Barton.
Bike lane ends on Barton Hwy near Federation Square.