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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4073..


(4) No. At present ACTION's policy is to run easy access buses on all Intertown 300 series routes, Route 84 and Route 34 which covers the hospitals. This equates to 41.66% of the total in-service hours of ACTION's route services, Monday to Friday.

(5) Yes. Route 34 includes Calvary Hospital stop and Route 84 includes John James Hospital and Canberra Hospital.

(6) Intertown 300 series (300, 312, 313, 314, 315), Route 84 and Route 34.

(7) Yes, unless there is an operational issue and no easy access bus replacement available.

Cycling—community path use

(Question No 662)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2005:

(1) What education campaigns have been conducted in the last 12 months by the Department of Urban Services regarding "community paths";

(2) If education campaigns have been conducted, have they made the public aware of the rights and responsibilities of all users of these paths; if not, why not; if so, how;

(3) What are the rights and responsibilities of cyclists and walkers on these paths;

(4) Have there been any reported incidents in recent years involving collisions, or otherwise, between cyclists and other path users; if so, who was found to be at fault and what, if any, injuries resulted.

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

(1) The Department of Urban Services has not conducted any direct education campaign in the last 12 months on "community paths", however there is ongoing information provided on the Transport Policy web site www.transport.act.gov.au , under the drop down heading of 'Road Safety - Bicycle Safety' which provides a copy of the "Enjoy Safe Cycling in the ACT"brochure.

(2) See response for Point 3.

(3) The "Enjoy Safe Cycling in the ACT"brochure, which was available at the Government Shop Fronts and ACT Planning and Land Authority counter, has information within the brochure on rights and responsibilities. Cyclists on community (footpath and cycle) paths must show courtesy to other users, especially pedestrians. Cyclists must give right of way to pedestrians, wheel chairs and motorised scooters used by people with disabilities. Cyclists should keep left where possible on these paths.

(4) No.


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