The Majura Parkway Off-Road cycle path will be officially opened on 25 September at 10:00am, with the unveiling of a plaque that will name the path after Paul Truebridge.
Paul Truebridge was a long-time Pedal Power ACT member and respected throughout the Canberra cycling community.
The work that Paul did on the Majura Parkway contributes to his legacy, physically represented here by a beautiful new 9.5km of bike path.
Paul worked with Roads ACT on behalf of Pedal Power with planning and consultation on cycling issues in the initial phases of the Majura Parkway works. He strove to make sure that the path met the needs of the cycling community as well as the needs of government.
Paul died suddenly in 2012 from complications associated with mesothelioma.
For over twenty years, Paul was a stalwart within the Pedal Power ACT Advocacy Group working on rights for cyclists and in obtaining improved facilities for those who ride in Canberra. His tenacious attitude, while sometimes bothersome to the elected representatives and bureaucrats, was generally successful in achieving desirable outcomes - including the Majura Parkway Cycle Path.
"TCCS recognises the contribution that community associations and its volunteer membership base make to the city and it is important on occasions to acknowledge and indeed celebrate this contribution. Paul participated and contributed to many TCCS projects over a number of years and it is fitting that his last contributions were made on the Majura off-road path which is now being named after him," said Tony Gill, director of Transport Canberra and City Services.