Jon Stanhope would like the aboretum to be his legacy, but I reckon it will be the signs. Signs everywhere. Signs in half-hearted txt speak. Signs reminding you to wipe your nose and put a jumper on (ok I made that last one up to the best of my knowledge).
The Chiefly One has this very morning announced more signs for the “community paths” (is this a re-naming of the off-road cycle path network?):
- The signs will help cyclists and walkers navigate the Territory’s community paths by providing information about direction and distance to major destinations.
The first route, linking Belconnen to the City via Cook, has been completed and another three routes linking the City to Woden (via Yarralumla), Woden to Tuggeranong (via Torrens) and Woden to Tuggeranong (via Fisher) will be finished by October.
The entire project will see fourteen priority routes signposted by the end of next year at a cost of $1.1m.
“The ACT Government is investing in simple and consistent directional signs to link the Territory’s community paths,” Mr Stanhope said. “The signs will help cyclists and walkers to make quick and accurate route choices when navigating between town and employment centres.
This at a time when soon even entry level phones will have GPS. Oh well.