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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2544..


(2) What programs has the Government run in the past three years to promote driver awareness of cyclists and (a) what specific issues were promoted and (b) what did they cost.

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

(1) The Justice and Community Safety Directorate has managed a poster program and published web content addressing safe cycling. The poster program promotes the use of helmets and lights. The poster is distributed to bicycle shops, cafes and universities in Canberra prior to the end of daylight saving each year. The web content promotes the road rules and includes tips about safe cycling in the ACT. The combined cost of these programs over the last three years was approximately $14,000.

(2) The Justice and Community Safety Directorate has managed a Share the Road awareness program. The Share the Road program reminds all road users, including cyclists, to obey the road rules. It has a particular focus on being aware of vulnerable road users, which includes cyclists. The Share the Road program includes television and cinema commercials. The cost of the cycling component of this program over the last three years was approximately $52,000.

Cycling—Civic cycle loop project (Question No 2274)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) In relation to the Civic Cycle Loop project, what are the specific dates for starting and completing the project, including designing and building each section.

(2) What is the total funding presently allocated to the project and where in the Budget is this funding allocated.

(3) What sections of the project does the present funding cover and what sections does it not cover.

(4) Does the project include connecting the southern ends of the loop; if so, where will this connection go; if not, when will it be planned and funded.

(5) Has the Government yet consulted with businesses on Bunda Street about whether Bunda Street will become a shared zone and when will the Government decide how Bunda Street will feature in the loop.

(6) Will all sections of the project comply with Design Standards for Urban Infrastructure - Pedestrian and Cycle Facilities (DS13); if not, where and why are these standards breached and what plans are being made to upgrade those sections to meet design standards in future.

(7) Will the project comply with the AUSTROADS standards as recommended in the Cardno report; if not, why not.

(8) Will the Government update DS13 to comply with the AUSTROADS standard; if not, why not.


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