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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 5 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1614..


Roads—cycle lanes

(Question No 241)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 8 March 2005, (redirected to the Minister for Urban Services):

(1) What are the (a) total and (b) projected costs of cycle lanes;

(2) Has there been an analysis of the usage of cycle lanes; if so, what are the costs benefits of this analysis;

(3) If there has been an analysis, who conducted it and what were the outcomes.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The cost of cycle lanes varies, depending on whether they are delivered as part of the maintenance program or whether as a project specifically funded through the Capital Works Program.

As part of the maintenance program; cycle lanes are provided by a reallocation of available road pavement; the only cost being the cost of the associated line markings.

Where it is necessary to widen the pavement to provide on road cycle lanes these are delivered through the Capital Works Program.

In recent years over $5.5million has been expended on cycle lanes, which have delivered through the Capital Works Program.

(b) A master plan covering future cycle and pedestrian infrastructure requirements was developed during 2004. This master plan, which currently is being reviewed by Roads ACT projected funding requirements over the next ten years in the order of $20.0million.

(2) Data has not been collected on the use of cycle lanes, however it is proposed that this be collected over the next year at a number of locations throughout the ACT.

(3) No analysis has been conducted to date in the ACT.

Development—Curtin

(Question No 242)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 8 March 2005:

(1) Is there any plan by the Government or any of its agencies to develop currently unleased open space at (a) Block 9 Section 14 Curtin or (b) any other urban open spaces;

(2) Did the Minister previously rule out any infill in urban open spaces; if so, will he again rule out any such development.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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