Transport Canberra and City Services

Belconnen Active Travel Projects

Belconnen Bikeway

Construction is now underway on the Belconnen Bikeway. The new bikeway will deliver a network that makes it easier for people to access the Belconnen Town Centre, providing better links to the surrounding suburbs. It will benefit both commuters and locals who just like to get active.

The 4.7 kilometre bikeway, comprising both shared and separated cycling and pedestrian facilities, will improve accessibility, provide safer and faster commutes and deliver more opportunities for weekend recreation.

It will start on Coulter Drive in Florey and continue along the old busway on Joynton Smith Drive to the Belconnen Town Centre, continuing along Emu Bank through to the University of Canberra to Haydon Drive via College Street.

It includes:

  • 1400 metres of shared path
  • 1475 metres of pedestrian only path
  • 2141 metres of cyclist only path
  • 440 metre on-road cycleway through the old busway on Joynton Smith Drive.

We will also be planting around 200 trees and approximately 4000 shrubs.

Take a look at the final designs.

Belconnen Bikeway from TCCS on Vimeo.


Start date: October 2019

Expected completion date: Late 2020

Changed traffic arrangements

The following temporary footpath, road and pedestrian crossing closures will be in place as required as construction is underway.

  • Footpath on College Street (northern side) just before Kirinari Street.
  • College Street (north) signalised pedestrian crossing will be closed at Kirinari Street.
  • Footpath on Emu Bank (northern side) between the signalised pedestrian crossing located on the eastern side of Eastern Valley Way to approximately 80 metres west of Aikman Drive.
  • Footpath on Aikman Drive (southbound) between Emu Bank and Eastern Valley Way.
  • Cooinda Street (in both directions) between College Street and Bimbimbie Street.

Construction progress gallery

We'll update the below as construction progresses.

Belconnen Bikeway

Belconnen Arts Centre connection

In late 2018 work began on the Belconnen Arts Centre (BAC) building extension and the ACT Government is now preparing improvements to the public space between the BAC and Lake Ginninderra to create a more useable public space. The project will deliver:

  • a shared path on the lakeshore that will connect the commercial precinct to the east of the BAC with the public parkland at Emu Inlet to the west (completing the missing link in the Lake Ginninderra foreshore path)
  • construction of mini wetlands to filter stormwater runoff from the nearby BAC car park, improving water quality of Lake Ginninderra
  • raised mini-mesh walkway over the wetlands with lookout platforms at either end for people to rest and enjoy the over-water experience
  • stone logs along the eastern and western edges of the foreshore to address water erosion and allow for direct access to the lake
  • landscaping, including wetland plantings and additional trees
  • lighting along the length of the shared path to enable nighttime use
  • direct access from the shared path to the lakeside entrance of the BAC.

Take a look at the final designs.


Expected start date: Early 2020

Expected completion date: Late 2020


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