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Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. December

By 7 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

A positive car/bike story (Yes, Satan ice skated to work today)

By 23 December 2013

Hi Rioters,
This will either appear a trifle (not the dessert) or potentially a firebrand statement to relaunch the ever present War on Cycling. Yes – I have a comment, a positive one, for a cyclyst on the road this morning.
For those of you smart enought to not be in Canberra this morning, the light was [...]

Tender awarded for new pay parking machines

By 21 December 2013

It seems hard to believe in this era of Pay-Wave and smart phones that pay parking in Canberra is done with hunks of metal and an easily forged slip of paper.
Thankfully Andrew Barr has announced he’s paying Duncan Solutions to give us something better:
Following an evaluation of all tenders, Duncan Solution has been chosen as [...]

The Bridge Formerly Known as Red in action

By 19 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from John:
Yesterday I was granted the privilege of being the first person to ride through the new bridge on the Molonglo River near RMC.
I can report that it works fine. The slight curve in the middle shouldn’t cause any problems, even for newbies, and the dark grey paint hardly impinges on [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. February.

By 18 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
February gave us:
1) A dark and hungry God of bad parking arose in Jamison. Loxmyf sent this one in:

2) Chris found a funny looking Motorcycle at the ANU:

3) Guy presented us with the dawn of elevated parking [...]

Here come the double demerits

By 18 December 2013

Simon Corbell is warning the double demerits are kicking off this Friday and run for the rest of the year:
“Double demerit points will apply to speeding drivers from Friday 20 December 2013 to Wednesday1 January 2014 inclusive,” Mr Corbell said.
“Drivers who commit other offences such as running red lights, failing to stop at stop [...]

The wheels of the NXTBUS go round and round

By 18 December 2013

Mayor Rattenbury is giving a progress report on the NXTBUS rollout:
Initial feedback from users of ACTION’s NXTBUS real time system is proving valuable in assisting with the roll out across the ACTION fleet, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
About 50 participants across a range of key stakeholders including Pedal Power and [...]

Coe weeps for the fidelity of the Capital Metro tender process

By 18 December 2013

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is vigorously waving his rules of order over the tendering processes for Capital Metro:
The Capital Metro light rail agency has awarded more than $600,000 to a consulting company without testing the market according to freedom of information documents, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.
“In addition to the poor [...]

ACT Policing getting their disco beat on

By 17 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

CPO Lammers and the team are on video getting out and about in the party crowd over the weekend.
Quite a lot of breathalysing going on too.

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. January.

By 17 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
January gave us:
1) Sheepgroper’s spot in Pialligo:

2) On Kingston’s Jardine St Sirocco found an Audi doing what comes naturally:

3) Arf gave us an A for effort in Yarralumla:

4) The Gungahlin Magnet Mart presented this opportunity for Allen:

Stay [...]

The coming road trip could be the most dangerous thing you do

By 17 December 2013

The NRMA is reminding Canberra’s cossetted drivers of the dangers of the big wide world out there:
A recent study funded by the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust reinforced previous findings that ACT drivers and riders are almost as likely to be involved in fatal crashes in NSW as in the ACT.
They are also involved in [...]

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