Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 6 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1990..
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(Question No 243)
Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 8 March 2005:
(1) How much money has already been spent on the provision of on-road cycle lanes;
(2) How much funding is currently allocated to future on-road cycle lane construction;
(3) What studies or figures are available to show (a) the level of cycling prior to on-road cycle lanes, (b) the level of use of current on-road cycle lanes and (c) projected use of on-road cycle lanes in the future;
(4) How many complaints have been made regarding on-road cycling lanes;
(5) How many traffic accidents/injuries/hospital treatments have been recorded with regard to the use of on-road cycle lanes;
(6) Are there any plans to survey the use of on-road cycle lanes by cyclists; if so, when; if not, why not;
(7) What expenditure was put towards off-road cycle lanes in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05;
(8) What is the forecast figure for 2005-06.
Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) On-road cycle lanes have been installed on all new arterial roads and as separate projects for a number of years. Approximately $1.0m will be spent in 2004-05 on on-road cycle lanes on main cycle routes identified as part of the cycle and pedestrian infrastructure masterplan. The Woden to Dickson on-road route was completed in September 2004 at a cost of $3m. A number of on-road lanes have been Federally funded in recent years through the "Roads to Recovery" program. These projects include Belconnen Way $600,000 and Monaro Highway southbound for $600,000.