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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4074..


Cycling—on-road cycle lanes

(Question No 663)

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

(1) What green cycle lanes painted across entry ramps within the ACT road network have been constructed to date and where are they located;

(2) Why have green lanes across entry ramps been installed when the Woden to Dickson on road cycle lane project states that "the provision of green pavement treatment at entry ramps was considered to present an unacceptable risk to cyclists";

(3) How many green cycle lanes are yet to be installed on roads in the ACT;

(4) How many accidents have been reported involving cyclists in green cycle lanes in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 to date;

(5) For the accidents reported, who was at fault and what, if any, injuries resulted;

(6) How much funding has been expended by the ACT Government on community education campaigns to inform cyclists and drivers of their rights and responsibilities when using green cycle lanes.

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

(1) Green pavement for cycle lanes are only provided at exit ramps and left turn lanes. These are provided at 9 locations on Commonwealth and Adelaide Avenues, at 11 locations on Hindmarsh Drive and Melrose Drive and one location on Belconnen Way.

(2) Green lanes have not been installed at entry ramps.

(3) The provision of green lanes will be considered on a case by case basis, as such there is no definitive number on the number of lanes yet to be installed in the ACT.

(4) The database maintained by Roads ACT does not keep such records.

(5) The database maintained by Roads ACT does not keep such records.

(6) The ACT Government will have spent in excess of $50,000 on community education and awareness campaigns by the end of June 2006. This amount has been supplemented by a similar contribution from the NRMA Road Safety Trust.

Roads—safety strategy

(Question No 664)

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

(1) Regarding the Road Safety Action Plan released on 29 August 2005, what will be done to raise consumer awareness about the relative safety of various vehicle types through the promotion of the Australian New Car Assessment Program ratings;


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