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					TEN YEAR MASTER PLAN FOR TRUNK CYCLING
AND WALKING PATH INFRASTRUCTURE 2004-14



                  CONSULTATION REPORT



                            JOB NO: C03081

                               MARCH 2004
TEN YEAR MASTER PLAN FOR TRUNK CYCLING AND WALKING PATH INFRASTRUCTURE
2004-14: CONSULTATION REPORT




                                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS

1          STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ...............................................................................1
1.1        Public Submissions Outcomes .................................................................................................. 2
1.2        Pedal Power Submission........................................................................................................... 3


APPENDICES
Appendix A:                     Public Consultation Sketch Plans
Appendix B:                     Summary of Public Comments
Appendix C:                     Pedal Power Submission




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1       STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION

          As part of the participative consultative process for this project four two-hour public information sessions
          were held. The key objective of these sessions was to identify “missing links” and other deficiencies in
          the trunk on- and off-road path and cycle lane network. The sessions were held at the following locations
          in order to attract comments from a wide cross section of the community:



                                                   GUNGAHLIN / NORTH CANBERRA AREA

                                                   Majura Community Hall

                                                   Monday 9 February 2004



                                                   SOUTH CANBERRA / WESTON CREEK / WODEN AREA

                                                   Southern Cross Club

                                                   Tuesday 10 February 2004



                                                   TUGGERANONG AREA

                                                   Tuggeranong Art Centre

                                                   Wednesday 11 February 2004



                                                   BELCONNEN AREA

                                                   Kaleen Community Hall

                                                   Monday 16 February 2004



          The sessions were conducted by Brown with representatives from ACT Planning and Land Authority
          (ACTPLA) and Roads ACT in attendance to answer questions and receive comments. The sessions
          were conducted informally with information on the existing network, travel demand analysis and future
          Capital Works Projects being displayed for the public to view at their leisure. Attendees were invited to
          advise on any missing links or deficiencies in the path network by sketching them on a large scale




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          (1:20,000) plan of the existing ACT path network (Copies of the marked up plans are attached at
          Appendix A). A new plan was used for each session.

          Every attendee was also provided with a comments/feedback sheet which contained a scaled down plan
          of the cycle network, an area for comments and submission details. The feedback sheets could be
          completed and submitted on the night or forwarded to Brown or Roads ACT within a week of the final
          session. 57 comments sheets were submitted on the night with a further 6 being submitted at a later
          time.

          Members of the public could also make submissions via email. Email details were supplied at each
          information session, on the comments sheets and on the Roads ACT website. A total of 76 submissions
          were received via email.

          As well as holding the public information sessions, Brown also contacted several key stakeholders within
          the ACT including Pedal Power, Environment ACT, Heart Foundation, Australian Federal Police,
          Conservation Council, NRMA, ACT Cycling Federation, ACT Cycle Traders Association and several ACT
          Government Departments. The stakeholders were invited to attend the upcoming information sessions,
          meet with Brown, ACTPLA and Roads ACT and/or submit a written submission.

          Pedal Power accepted the invitation for a meeting with Brown and also submitted a comprehensive
          proposal (see Section 2.2). The only other organisation to make a formal submission was ACT Two Day
          Walk Inc.

          Over one hundred people attended at least one of the sessions with over 400 comments/suggestions
          being received from the sessions or via the comments sheets. Several independent submissions were
          also received.

          The table in Appendix B summarises the comments received.




1.1       Public Submissions Outcomes

          There was a broad support for the following routes to be part of the trunk network and/or to be given high
          priority to remedy existing deficiencies and provide continuity for cyclists:

          o             Cotter Road eastwards from Streeton Drive (Weston) towards Capital Hill

          o             Woden to Civic route (including an easier means of crossing the Melrose/Yamba/Yarra Glen
                        roundabout)

          o             Hindmarsh Drive (from Weston to Fishwyck)



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          o             Barton Highway/Ellenborough/Moaut (from Hall to Lyneham)

          o             Kings Avenue bridge, from Parkes to Russell and Campbell offices

          o             NE Canberra to Civic corridor (Watson, Dickson, Ainslie, Braddon, Civic)

          o             Gininderra Drive

          o             Belconnen Way/Barry Drive to Civic

          o             Tuggeranong to Civic (Erindale/Yamba/Yarra Glen/Adelaide/Commonwealth Ave)

          o             Kuringa Drive (Kingsford Smith to Barton Highway)

          o             Parkes to Fishwyck (via Wentworth/Commonwealth)

          o             Airport to Barton/Kingston (via Jerrabomberra wetlands)

          o             Flemington Avenue (Mitchell/EPIC/Federal Highway)

          The above list shows the mostly frequently mentioned routes in comments received from the general
          public at the project information sessions and through submissions to the project team. It should be
          noted that over 420 individuals commented on the project. These submissions were summarised by
          grouping them geographically according to the road or route referred to. This resulted in 203 routes that
          were commented upon. Only 37 routes were commented upon in 3 or more submissions. The above list
          represents routes commented upon in 5 or more submissions.

          In the main, the large number of routes or route sections that were commented upon in less than 3
          submissions were the subject of minor issues such as requests for repairs or other minor maintenance
          work. These issues are not part of the scope of this master planning study. However all comments
          received have been passed on to Roads ACT’s Asset Maintenance group for consideration under existing
          maintenance programmes.


1.2       Pedal Power Submission

          Pedal Power made an 11 page submission accompanied by a map of its own proposals for the trunk
          network. Pedal Power represents a large number of Canberra cyclists and claims over 1,600 members.
          It also nominated a list of the “Top 12 Missing Cycle Links” of recommended priority works. These
          include works located on many of the routes highlighted in the public submissions and also city wide
          improvements such as a comprehensive system of destination signage for cyclists.

          The submission (the text of which is reproduced in full in Appendix C) requests that the designated trunk
          network should include:



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          o             Routes directly connecting major destinations that are within about 10kms of each other (eg.
                        Belconnen to Civic)

          o             All cycle paths within approximately 3km radius of a major destination (or within 5km of Civic)

          o             Completing a route around Lake Burley Griffin (via Jerrabomberra wetlands)

          o             Improved routes through and between the inner north and inner south utilising quiet streets
                        parallel to major roads as much as possible

          o             Symonston/Fishwyck to Garran, parallel to Hindmarsh Drive

          o             Upgrade existing Sullivan’s Creek cycle path with lighting (ANU to Dickson)




1.3       Incorporation into Ten Year Master Plan

          The data collected in the public submissions is being carefully considered by the study team along with
          extensive background data, earlier reports, existing comments and complaints databases and travel
          demand analyses and trip projections carried out for this study. The public comments received are
          broadly consistent with other available materials in highlighting the most important routes and issues of
          current concern to cyclists and pedestrians. Drawing upon this collected data the team is now in the
          process of identifying, refining and recommending a proposed trunk cycle and pedestrian route network
          for the ACT. A prioritised ten year programme of capital works will be prepared to guide implementation
          of the Master Plan.



           WP BROWN & PARTNERS Pty Ltd

           APRIL 2004




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                                                                  APPENDICES




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                                                                  APPENDIX A



                                 Public Consultation Sketch Plans




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                                                                  APPENDIX B



                                       Summary of Public Comments




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                                                                  APPENDIX C



                                                 Pedal Power Submission




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