ATC Gov't Says Velodrome Upgrade To Improve Track Cycling In Territory For Next 20 Years
The Australian Capital Territory government claims the A$1.5M ($1.3M) project to rectify the Narrabundah Velodrome "will improve track cycling opportunities in the territory for at least the next 20 years," according to Chris Wilson of the CANBERRA TIMES. Canberra cyclists "have been shut out of the facility since April last year." The velodrome "is on track to reopen at the end of February and the government has not ruled out adding lighting in the future." The controversial decision to close the facility "angered some of Canberra’s cycling fraternity." ATC Government Project Manager Brian Ashcroft said that the upgrade "would give the facility new life." Ashcroft said that the improvements, which include adding an acrylic Plexipave surface to the concrete track, "would alleviate issues for at least 20 years" (CANBERRA TIMES, 1/16).