Work underway on protected bike lane into Canberra CBD

Work is underway on new pop-up bike infrastructure through south Canberra, the beginning of a key separated route into the CBD.

The Kingston Cycleway will form part of Canberra’s City to Queanbeyan bike route and is being delivered in two segments.

The first will be a two-way protected bike lane starting at Kings Avenue and following Bowen Drive to the Bowen Park Carpark.

The temporary infrastructure will consist of a recycled rubber kerb, creating a separated bike lane adjacent to the existing pedestrian path on Bowen Drive.

The second stage of the Kingston Cycleway will be a mix of shared and separated bike infrastructure, and connect Bowen Park to Cunningham Street further south.

The ACT Government is funding the works as part of a $30 million investment in active travel in its 2023-24 budget. It will monitor and review the pop-up infrastructure with a view to permanent installations down the line.

“Construction is expected to take around two months to complete. Once complete, signage will be installed delineating the cycle lane from the now pedestrian-only off-road path,” says Minister for City Services Tara Cheyne.

“We want more Canberrans to choose to walk or ride to their destination and we recognise a key component in increasing the uptake of active travel is in the infrastructure available.”

Design work will soon begin on the second stage of the Kingston Cycleway which is focused on new and upgraded infrastructure between Bowen Park and Cunningham Street.”

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