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When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March, 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Speed Camera Slam

By 21 March, 2014

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-speed-cameras-slammed-in-report-20140320-355a7.html
In the biggest surprise od the century turns out our speed cameras are rather defective, useless at reducing speed, unplanned and only designed around the budget and not safety.
Its the hospital waiting times on wheels.

“There is no strategic basis for making decisions for integrating the use of the ACT’s four speed camera systems as the [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March, 2014

[ 19 March, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

Bike Searching

By 18 March, 2014

Hiya. I am looking to get into cycling (the non lycra type!). I am overweight and havent ridden in a hundred years. Does anyone know what a good bike would be for the likes of me? I have researched and it seems that 36> spokes is the go as well as a damn comfortable seat!! [...]

Where can one safely park a bike in civic?

By 14 March, 2014

So I was thinking about riding my bike into the city when I go out for an evening, but I know that leaving it locked up in an open bike rack is has reasonable chance of it being vandalized or stolen. Are there any safe spots to lock a bike in the city at night? [...]

Overtaking Gordon style

By 7 March, 2014

Overtaking Gordon style, P-Plater overtakes me on double white lines, I was doing the posted speed limit of 60 k’s

Right of way at Captain Cook/Jerra Ave?

By 5 March, 2014

Hello Rioters,
This afternoon I was walking home when I saw the following: three cars waiting to turn right from Captain Cook Crescent on to Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah, and one car waiting to turn right from Jerra on to Captain Cook. The sun was in the eyes of the driver turning on to Captain Cook, and [...]

40kmh speed limits coming to Athllon Drive near mawson?

By 5 March, 2014

Travelling along Athllon Drive over the past few days, I’ve noticed new road signs have been installed before and after the intersection near Mawson shops. The signs remain covered over but due to the shoddy covering material it looks like a 40km/h speed limit is going to be introduced in that area before and after [...]

Low flying plane

By 2 March, 2014

Is there a reason why there’s a jet buzzing around Canberrra at low altitude or is itjust lost? It sounds like a fighter jet or one with some sort of fancy doof doof exaust pipe.

10 (viable) ways to improve ACTION

By 28 February, 2014

So after living in Canberra for 5 years without owning a car I have experienced the best and the worst that our public transport network – ACTION has to offer. Generally ACTION provides a good network but there are things about it that are lacking. I have come up with a list of 10 things that [...]

Tow Truck Regulation in ACT

By 26 February, 2014

My son was hit by car while riding his motorbike late in January.  Thankfully there is wonderful emergency services and medical treatment available.
One of the real negatives of the process is that there are people willing to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune and inflate their charges because they expect the costs will be covered [...]

Booking Canberra Taxis online

By 15 February, 2014

Have you noticed that you when you book a taxi with CanberraElite online, there is a mandatory field entitled ‘TAG name’? There is no explanation of what it means. I assume that everyone simply puts down anything to ensure the booking proceeds. The woman on the switch could not provide me with an explanation I [...]

Parking – without plates, hypothetically

By 14 February, 2014

Here’s a purely hypothetical situation:
I drive my nondescript white Commodore to an ACT pre-pay parking lot, remove the ML-585 number plates and park without buying or displaying a ticket. Since I no longer have a registration sticker, in the event of a parking inspector doing the rounds, how will they issue me with a fine?
This [...]

Parking restrictions

By 11 February, 2014

We live in a narrow street in Crace – 6 m of asphalt – with no parking restrictions, no parking bays and, except for one house, no driveways. 
Fine at the moment, but a development has been approved – yes we put in a representation – for across the road that will see twelve new [...]

Anywhere to trail ride (motorbike) around Canberra?

By 9 February, 2014

Hi all,
I’m new to Canberra and have just bought an enduro bike (with full rego).
As I don’t have a ute or trailer at the moment to go out to trails like Bendethera etc. –  are there any fire trails or national park areas that aren’t too far out of Canberra?
I’m really not fussy any dirt at [...]

Recommendation for good car service in Canberra

By 6 February, 2014

My Toyota car is due for 80,000 km car service. I’ve been going to Toyota for car services previously. For this major service, Toyoto gave me a quote for $750. It is going to be a huge bill for me. I am wondering if anyone knows any good cheaper auto service in Canberra who are [...]

Cyclists dismount

By 5 February, 2014

Jellyware sent this in with an interesting question – is following the rules as an act of civil disobedience?
What do you think?

ACTION fail again – Australia Day 2014

By 24 January, 2014

So, ACTION has once again failed to deliver anything useful.
We were thinking about going to the big day down at Regatta Point on Sunday, for the shows, displays and fireworks. Instead of driving and having to do the big long walk from Civic to the lake, I found that Action are doing post-show shuttle services [...]

Parkes Way Widening?

By 24 January, 2014

Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned on here, but the other day there was a media release saying that the west bound work on the Parkes Way widening will be finished before the end of the month.
When I first heard it I thought they must have been mistaken as quite clearly the bridge over Sullivans Creek [...]

Killjoys put an end to bike path signage excitement

By 23 January, 2014

Following on from yesterday’s excitement regarding bike lane signage in Braddon Jarrod has noted and documented that the offending sign has now been removed.
A pity they left their gaffer tape behind.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Double demerits this weekend

By 23 January, 2014

Joy Burch is reminding us that double demerits are in force over the weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation:
Acting Attorney-General Joy Burch has appealed for Canberrans to slow down, wear seatbelts and drive safely this Australia Day holiday weekend with double demerit points to be in force.
“Double demerit points will apply to [...]

What do you mean it won’t fit? Images of Canberra.

By 23 January, 2014

Steve has sent in this interesting scene from the corner of Northbourne and Barry Drive.
Someone obviously didn’t spend enough time playing tetris.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it through to images@the-riotact.com .

Bitcoin MyWay Recharge?

By 23 January, 2014

Hey everyone,
We’re super excited to announce we’ve crossed the 50,000 active user mark for our MyBus 2.0 app.
We wanted to do something special to thank everyone for their support, and we got tired of waiting for the real-time feeds to become available (the launch date has been a roving target…), so we decided to [...]

Exciting new bike lane signage in Braddon

By 22 January, 2014

Tim has sent this little corker in.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Red light runner video at Monaro and Lanyon.

By 21 January, 2014

The intersection of Lanyon drive and southbound Monaro highway has seen a LOT of accidents over the years.
Thankfully non fatal but I’ve seen some shockers that have made me wonder how people survived.
The other week I saw this P plate driver drive right through a red light.
It is not the first time [...]

Toll Roads for Canberra?

By 21 January, 2014

According to the recent Crimes article on the State of the State, Action buses are bleeding between $93 and $100 million a year. I’m wondering if the time has come for the ACT Government to consider toll roads across Canberra in an effort to stop the bleeding.
With an extensive and ever growing road [...]

Smashed Car Windscreen – asking for assistance from the lovely Bonner People.

By 20 January, 2014

Hello Fellow Rioters,
Long time reader first time poster
First I would like to say have been reading this site for a good 5+ years now, very much entertaining, especially on your Cyclists vs Cars topics haha, you guys crack me up
The Reason I am writing this in for today is that I have a [...]

Drakeford Drive as according to Territory and Municipal Services

By 20 January, 2014

It’s not simply your mind playing tricks on you, Drakeford Drive is intentionally awful to cars running against peak traffic flow, by design.
(Ie: catch one red and you’ll probably catch them all)
http://www.tams.act.gov.au/roads-transport/traffic/trafficsignals/drakeford_drive

Another ACTION whinge, but I think it’s justified.

By 20 January, 2014

I have been catching a bus to work as of late. Some days I start work around 12pm, and I don’t work in the city or a town centre.
Today I was walking down to the stop to catch the 11:13am bus. I always attempt to get to the stop 6 to 7 minutes early because [...]

On the subject of melty roads

By 18 January, 2014

After reading the Melty Roads post, I thought I’d send some images of the stones that were hastily laid at the Cooleman carpark during one of the hot days before Christmas (20 Dec 2013).
This carpark was only resurfaced in the last 6 months.
The work crews putting this down must have had a few to do [...]

Melty roads

By 17 January, 2014

Roads ACT is currently placing crushed stone on a number of roads throughout Canberra to prevent damage from the heat. Signs warning of loose stones are posted at all sites where this treatment has been applied.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the heat and watch for loose stone signage. In some areas [...]

Parkes Way closures for triathlon festival

By 17 January, 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a temporary road closure of westbound lanes of Pasrkes Way and a nearby car park for the Triathlon ACT January Festival 2014.
The westbound lanes of Parkes Way between Kimgs Avenue and Glenloch Interchange will be closed from 6am to 12.30pm Sunday 19 January [...]

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