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Canberra Times: Review urges transport overhaul

In the Canberra Times, 11 November 2009, city reporter Megan Doherty writes about the major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks. The article discusses the possible introduction of separated and protected bike lanes. Good information about what defines the “Copenhagen-style” protected bike lane can be obtained from the City of Melbourne website. Specifically there is a “Bike Separated Lanes Fact Sheet” (PDF Document) that clearly outlines the concepts and their use. The Canberra Times article is reproduced below: Review urges transport overhaul A major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks has recommended a low-speed ”shared space” in Civic’s

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Invitation to comment: Review into ACT’s cycling and pedestrian network (Closing 4 December 2009)

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is inviting public input into a review currently being undertaken into the ACT’s cycling and pedestrian network as part of the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016. The review is aimed at determining future priorities for improving the network, particularly near the City, Belconnen, Woden, Tuggeranong and Gungahlin town centres, as well as major employment centres such as Fyshwick, Hume, Mitchell, Barton/Parkes and the Canberra Airport. The draft plans will be on display from Monday 9 November to Sunday 15 November 2009 at the following locations:

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Report from NCCC October 2009 meeting: ACT Cycling and Pedestrian Networks

On 21 October Russell Yell of Cardno, Eppell, Olsen gave a presentation to the North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) on a review being undertaken on ACT cycling and pedestrian networks. The review of Canberra’s commuter bicycle network is part of the Sustainable Transport Action Plan. One of the main priorities of this review is to ensure there is an equal emphasis on the needs of commuter cyclists, recreational cyclists and pedestrians, including visually and mobility impaired people.

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Upcoming review of Pedestrian and Cycling infrastructure for Civic/City

The Department of  Territory and Municipal Services have appointed external consultants Cardno to conduct a review of the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure within the ACT and in particular in the Civic centre, as shown in the diagram attached. TAMS will be discussing  with the North Canberra Community council what is  seen as positives and negatives with pedestrian and  cycle facilities within the Civic centre and as such TAMS will be organising a workshop in the coming weeks. Whilst the North Canberra Community Council does not have full details of the consultation process yet, we encourage members of the community to

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