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(1) Further to the Minister’s comments in The Canberra Times on 28 June 2005, page 3, that “placing cycle lanes on all major arterial roads in Canberra will encourage more people to travel to work by bike”, what research has the Government undertaken that shows that constructing cycle lanes on all major arterial roads will significantly increase the number of cyclists travelling to work by bike;

(2) If no research has been undertaken regarding part (1), why not;

(3) Which roads are included in your list of all major arterial roads in Canberra for the purposes of cycle lane construction;

(4) Does this list include Fairbairn Avenue and the construction of an on-road cycle lane from the airport to the city along that road;

(5) Why is funding from the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program being sought for on-road cycle lane projects when there are a number of accident blackspots on various ACT Roads which should receive priority under this Federal funding.

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

(1) Research and analysis relating to cycle lanes and cyclists travelling to work by bike was included in The Sustainable Transport Plan Issues Paper, The Sustainable Transport Plan produced in April 2004, the Canberra Bicycle 2000 strategy and the Ten Year Master Plan for Trunk Cycling and Walking Path Infrastructure completed in September 2004.

(2) Research has been undertaken as outlined in point 1 above.

(3) The Ten Year Master Plan for Trunk cycling and Walking Path Infrastructure report outlines the roads, which will be considered for cycle lane construction. A copy of the report can be found at:

(4) The Fairbairn Avenue project currently under construction includes an on-road cycle lane in both directions from Anzac Parade to Northcott Drive.

(5) Accident black spots are only funded under the Federal Road Safety Black Spot Program, which has an annual allocation to the ACT of $602,000. The Federal Roads to Recovery Program does not cover blackspots but rather projects that will make a difference to roads so that they can better serve industry, tourism and the social needs of communities.

Crime—domestic violence
(Question No 436)

Mrs Burke asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 29 June 2005:

(1) In relation to (a) complaints made to and (b) attendances by the police following alleged incidents of domestic violence between adults, in how many cases was it alleged that the victims were (i) male, (ii) female and (iii) both a male and female;

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