Here are the best.. and worst places to ride a bike in Canberra

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Madeleine Riddell


The Paul Truebridge Path, next to the Majura Parkway, has been crowned the best bike path to cycle on in Canberra.

A new report from an Australian cycling safety project, BikeSpot, has given locals the chance to vote on the safest and best routes to take a ride on.

1,000 cyclists have submitted their favourite roads to BikeSpot, since the start of data collection in October this year.

The data shows that good quality paths, and separated paths, are why the Paul Truebridge Path took out the top spot.

While the Lake Burley Griffin Cycle Path took out 2nd place on the list thanks to it’s wide paths, and a dedicated and separate cycle path on Wendouree Drive rounded out the top 3.

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The report has also identified the worst routes in Canberra, and what cyclists in the capital are most concerned with.

The Northbourne Avenue Bike Path in Lyneham has been identified as the worst road for cycling in Canberra, due to it’s narrow path and the high risk of being hit by a car-door.

Fairbarn Avenue in Campbell, the C9 cycle path in Pialligo, the Adelaide Avenue path in Yarralumla, and Eastlake Parade in Kingston were also given a dishonourable mention.

Cyclists found these pathways were too narrow, missing bike lanes, with high traffic speed, and dangerous intersections.

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The report is only halfway through it’s findings, and is set to continue collecting data until January 2024.

For anyone interested in submitting more info about Canberra’s bike paths, check out the BikeSpot website.

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