Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 29 November 2018) . . Page.. 5321 ..
The off-road path improvement works have been identified in the TCCS active travel future works program. Due to the nature of these requests, the provision of an off-road cycling facility, rather than on road lanes is the recommended treatment.
Due to the current road pavement width and speed environment, the addition of on-road cycling (bike lanes) on Kuringa Drive would require a significant amount of road pavement widening. This has contributed to the preferred option being an off road shared path.
(2) Funding has been provided from the 2018-19 budget to signalise the intersection of Kuringa Drive and Owen Dixon Drive. The signalisation includes the construction of an off-road path from Owen Dixon Drive to Barton Highway.
(3) Due to the limited width of the existing road pavement, additional road widening would be needed to accommodate on-road cycle lanes for the full length of Kuringa Drive.
This work is estimated to cost approximately $3.5m for the length of Kuringa Drive. This excludes the potential costs associated with widening and amending the existing intersections.
(4) TCCS has received 11 requests for active travel improvements along Kuringa Drive since 2013. Most of these requests have been for off-road path facilities rather than on-road bike lanes.
Requests have predominantly been for the improvement of connectivity from Owen Dixon Drive to Barton Highway and Kingsford Smith Drive to Barton Highway. Based upon these requests the ACT Government has undertaken the planning and design for the inclusion of a shared path as part of the intersection upgrades at Kuringa Drive and Owen Dixon Drive.
Roads—footpaths(Question No 2009)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for City Services, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:
(1) When were footpaths on Kingsford Smith Drive (between Ginninderra and Kuringa Drives) last inspected, and what were the results of the inspection.
(2) How many times were the footpaths on this section of Kingsford Smith Drive swept this year.
(3) What repairs were undertaken for footpaths along this section of Kingsford Smith Drive in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18 and 2018-19 to date.
(4) When can Canberrans expect to see the cracked footpaths on this section of Kingsford Smith repaired.
Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The section of Kingsford Smith Drive (between Ginninderra and Kuringa Drives) was inspected on the 12 February 2018, 1 May 2018 and 24 August 2018. The inspection resulted in 26.64 m2 of path programmed for replacement.