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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2552 ..

no reported crashes on Leahy Place, Hindle Place, Pails Place, McVilly Close, Thurgood Court, Shean Place, Robert Lewis Court and Chipperfield Circuit.

These findings indicate that these roads have good safety records, are performing well and are not priority streets for further investigation. As such, there are no immediate plans for any further investigations on these streets.

TCCS will consult with ACT Policing and the new childcare centre to address traffic management and anti-social driving behaviour in the southern streets of Gordon. TCCS will continue to monitor these roads and take action as necessary.

I trust the information provided above has been helpful.

Fisher—footpaths—petition 18-21

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 30 August 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Dr Paterson on 2 June 2021 concerning improvements to the footpath along Ballarat Street in Fisher.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter dated 2 June 2021 regarding petition 18-21, lodged by Dr Marisa Paterson MLA. The petition has requested for improvements to the footpath along Ballarat Street in Fisher, as such, my response to the petition is detailed below.

The ACT Government recognises the importance of improving community paths and cycling facilities to provide safe and attractive routes in the ACT for people to use. The Government is working to better connect existing path networks and create new connections considering demand and community interests. The suburb of Fisher was built in the era when there was less allowance for walking and cycling. Roads classified as minor collectors or access roads usually did not have separate walking or cycling facilities.

Currently, ACT Government encourages Active Travel and promotes walking and cycling as preferred mode of transport wherever possible. Roads such as Ballarat Street accommodates all modes of transport and is shared with all users equally. In addition to this, to appreciate the presence of pedestrians and cyclists, the speed limit has been reduced to 50k/hr.

ACT Government is working towards improving walking and cycling network and providing infrastructure that accommodates and promotes active living. As constituents may appreciate, this is a significant undertaking that needs to be approached strategically including assessing and prioritising requests.

All requests received by the community are assessed based on firstly whether a safe path can be provided for all path users and then prioritised based of factors including demand and proximity to community infrastructure like schools, shops and public transport. The list of community path requests is dynamic as new requests are received, assessed and added to the priority program.

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