- Reduced speed limits to 30km/h
- Cycle priority streets
- Cycle/pedestrian right of ways on low volume streets and intersections
- Grade separation(underpasses) for busy roads so as to not impede cyclists or pedestrians .
- Direct route planning for cycle ways to major facilities like schools and shopping precincts
- Shared zone areas (woonerfs) ( max 10km/h) around shopping precincts and no through streets
While I haven't seen the street view details I can imagine they will be the same as any other new development ,take the new suburbs of Molonglo ,Wright and Coombs.
The street view clearly shows that provisions for cyclists have been overlooked and the cyclists are protecting the parked cars.
|Safer cycling solution as it should have been planned|
Now you wouldn't design every street like this though given our default speed limit of 50km/h then cyclist needs to be protected. You will encourage more people to cycle especially children ,women and the elderly.
I took this shot in Gungahlin recently, this is a relatively new development yet only cycle lane was installed when there is plenty of room to install a separated cycle way . In this instance the access street should have been a bidirectional cycleway cars give way to cyclists and drive at a slow speed.
This would be the example as in Holland:
I think the only development that can lay claim to the notion 'surrounded by cycle paths' is Houten in Holland though many other dutch towns are just as impressive.