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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 [...]

EY gets the nod to make Capital Metro’s business case

By 15 January, 2014

With the Government having already announced they wanted to build a light rail system it’s sweet to see Simon Corbell announcing the appointment of a firm to make the business case:
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today that the Agency has appointed global firm EY to develop the final business case [...]

A new tourism bus

By 13 January, 2014

ACT Tourism is giving a plug to the latest tourist bus plying the streets of Canberra. This time a fetching double decker:
A new sightseeing, hop on hop off bus service has started operating in Canberra.
The Canberra City Explorer runs daily, servicing 13 stops within the city and Parliamentary Triangle, including Parliament House, National Gallery [...]

Tuggeranong Parkway roadworks

By 13 January, 2014

TAMS are warning that their ever popular “digging up the roads” is coming to the Parkway:
The ACT Government will be undertaking resurfacing works on the Tuggeranong Parkway from Tuesday 14 January to Friday 17 January 2014 resulting in partial road closures.
Works will be conducted on the Tuggeranong Parkway as follows:
– southbound lanes at [...]

EDD wants you to leave the car behind when going to the cricket

By 10 January, 2014

The funsters at the Economic Development Directorate are expressing a preference for cars not to be driven to the PM’s XI:
If you’re going to the Prime Minsters XI V’s England match at Manuka on Tuesday, your best bet is to leave the car at home and catch an ACTION bus, and it won’t cost you [...]

Hackett residents taking bus comfort into their own hands

By 10 January, 2014

This in from Rob:
New Action Bus Stop in Hackett
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Behold the ram raiding Mazda 121!

By 9 January, 2014

Earlier in the week we were fascinated by a police media release on a Mazda 121 being used to break a trapped thief out of a 7-Eleven Petrol Station.
Now, thankfully, we can bring you that video courtesy of ACT Policing.
Of course if you recognise the scrote you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, [...]

All your wall calendars sucking? May we present the RiotACT Parking Calendar for 2014

By 8 January, 2014

Taking the best of parking photos, arrange by month in the iPhoto Calendar tool, add in the ACT Public Holidays, hey presto a pdf calendar to sneak down to your office reproduction room to bogart the glossy paper while the place is quiet.
Enjoy!
(Also anyone who can get one of the relevant car owners to pose [...]

Uber bringing smart hire cars to Canberra

By 8 January, 2014

Australian Business Traveller reports that the controversial hire car /taxi service to the nerds Uber (wikipedia page for context)is planning an Australian expansion that includes Canberra:
The Uber car hire service could be available in Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and other Australian cities this year.
“In 2014 we plan to bring Uber to many more Australian cities” [...]

The last days of the Belconnen Bus Interchange

By 8 January, 2014

Four years later the Belconnen Community Service has brought to YouTube the cinematic tale of the last days of the Belconnen Bus Interchange:
In2Change – Belconnen Bus Interchange (1979 – 2009)
Published on 2 Jan 2014
A short film by Cara Hine – An Artistic Response to Urban Change

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. December

By 7 January, 2014

As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
December gave us:

1) This year has been characterised by an epic battle between Jamison and Woden for the title of Worst Parking Locale in Canberra. Shirty Bear brought home the year for Jammo:

2) Lyshious staked a claim for Dickson:

3) Nouse [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. November

By 6 January, 2014

As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
November gave us:

1) Anon saw this at the Hellenic Club:

2) Sheep Groper found this in Dickson:

3) I was intrigued by this one at Gorman House:

4) Sarah rounded out Flash Car November with this effort at the Gungahlin Veterinary Clinic:

Stay tuned [...]

Barton Highway taking the load after Hume smash

By 6 January, 2014

This just in from TAMS
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise motorists and other road users of possible increased traffic on the Barton Highway due to an accident on the Hume Highway involving two trucks. The Hume Highway (northbound) is currently closed at the Barton Highway with traffic being diverted onto the Barton Highway and [...]

Monaro Highway Oilspill

By 3 January, 2014

This just in from TAMS:
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise motorists and other road users that one lane of the Monaro Highway (southbound), between Isabella Drive and Johnson Drive, is closed due to an oil spill.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes if possible.

UPDATE: Now reopened.

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. October

By 2 January, 2014

As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
October gave us:

1) Someone else called John noted the perils of choice anxiety at Questacon

2) An anonymous Rioter caught Giulia Jones in action:

3) Aeek had an aesthetically pleasing contribution:

4) And TLJ sent us a second contribution from the Legislative Assembly’s [...]

Police share their thoughts on Summernats

By 2 January, 2014

ACT Policing is urging the public not to tarnish the responsible behaviour seen over the New Year’s period during the Summernats car festival.
As the four-day event kicks off at Exhibition Park in Canberra, police are maintaining a high-profile police presence within the event, in the surrounding suburbs and across the ACT.
The Operational Commander for the [...]

Paths for Yamba Drive

By 2 January, 2014

They completed this link just before xmas. It goes under Melrose and links the footbridge (that they proposed not replacing!) with path that I assume links up further on. Congrats Gasman.
From the base work, and the colour difference, it will fork when the pitch n putt is developed.

So many more of us, so many less fatalities

By 2 January, 2014

ACT Policing has recorded a single digit road toll of seven in 2013 making it the second lowest annual road toll since 1959.
Traffic Operations Officer in Charge, Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said achieving the second lowest road toll in over half a century was an indication of changing attitudes in Canberra drivers to road safety.
“Any [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. September.

By 1 January, 2014

As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
September gave us:

1) Harold found this corker:

2) Genie found this gem in Nishi:

3) Alexa gave us this one:

4) Ledanta appreciated consideration for pedestrians:

Stay tuned for the best of October tomorrow. Keep sending parking pictures in to images@the-riotact.com with the word [...]

The City Cruise is tomorrow!

By 1 January, 2014

[ 2 January, 2014; 12:00 pm; ] TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:

The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.

The Cruise takes place between [...]

Do L Plates and Biohazard mix?

By 31 December, 2013

An anonymous friend has sent in this interesting combination seen on the cotter road turning north onto the parkway.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. August.

By 31 December, 2013

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
August gave us:

1) An anonymous reader upset the young liberals with this one:

2) Col made matters worse although it should be noted Ms Jones claims building at the Trinity School had lead to an exemption being granted

3) [...]

RBTs out in force already

By 31 December, 2013

Passed a substantial gathering of police at 2 PM blocking a major thoroughfare, clearly looking to get an early start to wishing as many motorists as possible a happy New Year.  
The constabulary revellers also seemed keen to share their party whistles with all and sundry.

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. July.

By 30 December, 2013

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
July gave us:

1) Waston was enraged by this school crossing obstruction:

2) I found this favourite in Dickson:

3) Busbooster was couldn’t go past by this effort in Kingston:

4) Ishai was impressed by flawless parking by a strange looking [...]

New years road closures

By 30 December, 2013

TAMS are giving notice about road closures for tomorrow night’s fireworks:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the following roads and car parks will be closed in the city for New Year’s Eve celebrations:
– Northbourne Avenue, southbound between Cooyong Street and Vernon Circle, from 8.40 pm to 9.30 pm [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. June.

By 29 December, 2013

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
June gave us:

1) Darrell had a real corker from Hobart Place:

2) Matt discovered an unusual level of affirmative action in ACT Policing:

3) The Bus Driver found a real gem at Anzac Park West:

4) Dilandau found that money [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. May.

By 28 December, 2013

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
May gave us:

1) Anthony found some great work in Gungahlin:

2) Emma found a hit at the Canebrra Centre:

3) P1 brought a sense of justice from Woden:

4) Finally Claw found this in the Canberra Centre:

Stay tuned for the [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. April.

By 27 December, 2013

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
April gave us:

1) Andy found this effort lurking in New Acton:

2) Claire fell victim to the rare double-double park at ANU.

3) Evan sent in a particularly privileged parking effort:

4) Tim sent this one in from Rivett:

Stay tuned [...]

Lyneham Chrimbo Fatal. Rider Down.

By 26 December, 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Lyneham last night (Wednesday, 25 December).
Around 11pm police were called to the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Mouat Street in relation to a single motorcycle collision.
A 22-year-old Turner man riding a green Kawasaki 300cc motorcycle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, as he approached the [...]

Rex scoops up some Brindabella talent

By 26 December, 2013

In the wild world of regional aviation the ABC has the news that Regional Express (Rex) is going to take on some of the sacked Brindabella pilots:
About 135 staff were sacked on Monday, after attempts to sell the company as a going concern failed.
About a dozen staff will remain in Canberra to maintain the [...]

Walking around the ACT uninterrupted. Mission Impossible?

By 24 December, 2013

The ACT SES is congratulating a group of walkers for completing a complete circuit of the ACT borders.
But they note the walkers had to break the trek.
Can it be done in one go?

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. March.

By 23 December, 2013

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
March gave us:
1) Damien sent in this intriguing parking display by a hitherto surviving Milko:

2) RP071 sent in one for the ages:

3) Bitterness got diagramatic:

4) Mark found this on Mort Street:

Stay tuned for the best of April [...]

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