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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 209 ..

paths are rarely congested, the methodology considers potential passing events as a function of both cycling and walking volumes as well as directional flows. TCCS has used this guidance to inform the design of recent projects including the Belconnen Bikeway.

(7) As few links within the current path network are congested, this methodology has not been applied to assess potential congestion along the current shared path network. This assessment could be included as part of the CBR cycle routes network plan which the Government committed to undertaking.

I should note that the Canberra Strategic Transport Model (CSTM) considers future congestion for cycling on cycle paths.

(8) As outlined in the Parliamentary and Governing Agreement, the Labor Party is committed to delivering:

An updated active travel framework identifying future priorities

Design and construction of the Sulwood Drive path

Design and construction of Stage 2 of the Belconnen Bikeway

Design and starting construction of the Garden City cycle route through Braddon, Ainslie, Dickson, Downer and Watson

Widening key sections of the Lake Ginninderra Circuit path

In addition, TCCS maintains a database of missing path links based on community enquiries through Fix My Street and other sources. Assessment of missing links in the shared path network is based on criteria such as safety, strategic connectivity, community attractions, desire lines, proximity of public transport and demand. Currently, the assessment has been completed for over 300 requests for missing links.

The recent Fast Track ‘screwdriver-ready’ stimulus program identified 62 missing links to be addressed in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years, a total length of more than 15 kilometres of footpath and cycle path.

In addition to the aforementioned network improvements and missing links, the Government has committed to investing $3.7 million in cycle path maintenance, with priority given to paths that are assessed in higher risk categories.

The final list of improvements delivered in the 2020-21 financial year are subject to contract packaging and a procurement process.

Transport—bicycle storage(Question No 9)

Ms Clay asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) How many new bike racks have been installed by the ACT Government across Canberra in each of the most recent three years that data is available for, broken down by region, or suburb level if possible.

(2) Of the new installations referred to in part (1), how many were installed as a result of requests in ‘Fix My Street’ or other feedback or input from community members.

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