We took last Monday off, but you did not. You’ve been hunting these bad parkers down with incredible enthusiasm. I am impressed. If I had the ability to make all of you a badge, I would totally be making all of you a badge right now.
You can play too! Send photos of poor parking efforts [...]
Having recently looked at novated leasing options for RiotACT staff members, we quickly discovered the amount of misinformation that is running rampant throughout the industry. We turned to Phil Harvey, General Manager at Autovate
Novated Lease, for some advice and to dispel the common myths associated with leasing a vehicle.
“Novated lease doesn’t work anymore,” says Phil. [...]
During the week we were excited by the news of a drink driver putting his car into the Belconnen Coles Express petrol station.
Now ACT Policing have released the rather exciting video.
The staff waving their arms in the air around 0:28 is a particular highlight.
Police investigating fatal on Cotter Road
ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle motor cycle collision that occurred this morning (Saturday March 16).
About 2.30 am police were notified of the collision where a man riding has lost control of the motorcycle approaching a bend.
A woman pillion has come off the motor cycle and collided with [...]
$10.5 million in the making, the Belconnen to City Transitway was launched today by Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
Or at least that’s what the press release says. In reality it has not yet been launched, but what can we expect from the Time Travelling bus-way.
“The Belconnen to City corridor on Barry Drive [...]
A 38-year-old Belconnen man was more than three times over the legal limit when his vehicle collided with a service station last night (Wednesday March 13).
Around 10pm the disqualified driver failed to control the black Nissan Z51 Murano when entering the Belconnen Shell service station. The vehicle struck a petrol bowser before crashing into the [...]
As someone who often works in that area, I am more than a little bit excited. Alas the real work will not begin until next year, but still it will be nice to have a better crossing.
Over the next fortnight, high voltage electricity and gas lines will be lowered at Bowen Place. The work will [...]
I have a novel idea. How about you learn how to drive?
Being in the unenviable position of having to live in Canberra, I like many of you use the roads. Having driven extensively around the nation I can safely say that Canberrans are the worst drivers in the country.
Let me give you some BASIC [...]
The Chief Minister is letting us know she’s been to the opening of Virgin’s terminal at Canberra Airport:
Katy Gallagher joined the Federal Transport Minister, Hon Anthony Albanese, and the chief executive of Virgin Australia, John Borghetti, at the opening.
The new Virgin Australia facilities are part of the $420 million ‘AirVolution’ rebuild that Canberra Airport [...]
An elderly man has died following a two vehicle collision in Bruce earlier this morning (Wednesday, March 13).
Around 10.10am a blue Toyota Corolla Seca was travelling eastbound on Belconnen Way when it collided with a green Mitsubishi Lancer.
The elderly woman who was driving the blue Toyota Corolla Seca was taken to The Canberra Hospital suffering [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old Charnwood man after he fled from police earlier this morning (Wednesday, 13 March).
Around 4.00am police observed the Toyota Hilux in Curtin, driving erratically. The vehicle was confirmed as being reported stolen.
The officers activated their car’s emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but it accelerated away. The [...]
…Sadly, the answer is an unsurprising ‘no’.
Walking down the celebrations along the lake on the NLA side, I came across this sign:
But I was perplexed by what I saw, surely that would mean that people would be dismounting due to an event where there are crowds of people and small children around? Surely cyclists would [...]
Unless someone is injured or if an insurance company gets involved it seems that there is absolutely no point in stopping to report an accident.
I’ve seen a related thread on RA a while ago and now we have experienced something similar. We were hit by another car and the driver stopped, looked at our [...]
I would love to hear other Rioters’ experiences – good and bad – in relation to traffic calming measures. Significant traffic changes are proposed for Chisholm, RIchardson and Gilmore – namely roundabouts, raised intersections, platforms, and speed cushions. I am particularly interested in whether you have experienced these devices in your residential area, [...]
The Office of Regulatory Services has been moved to publish a fact sheet on how disability parking should work.
In the ACT, specific parking spaces are provided for people with mobility disabilities who hold a current Australian Disability Parking Permit. These spaces are located adjacent to shops and offices and are designed to provide extra room [...]
A friend posted this on Facebook and is OK with me reposting here.
Okay, I’ma get ranty.
So it’s the Canberra Centenary celebration this weekend, with a whole pile of events on during the day and evening on Monday (which of course is Canberra Day).
But Monday is a public holiday. Which means public holiday buses.
But wait, [...]
Was shocked to see this riding to/from Jamison from Aranda.
Its replacing the beaten trail from since the Feds built the people bridge.
Bitch about self government, but they do listen eventually.
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Shane Rattenbury is celebrating the patronage figures for the centenary loop bus service:
Canberra’s new Centenary Loop bus has proven to be a success in its first month with passenger numbers averaging around 240 per day.
“I’m pleased to say that the Centenary Loop bus has been a very popular addition to Canberra’s attractions, and comments [...]
We have a subway already in Canberra, which is nice:
So do most cities in Australia, though, by the look of this Etsy shop’s merch.
It seems there is a crash just about every morning on the parkway at the moment.
They are doing roadworks everywhere so the traffic every morning/afternoon is crazy.
Also what’s the go with the speed bumps and crossing they have put in on McCullock St in Curtin,
I know people need to cross the road [...]
Gordon residents will notice a new signalled pedestrian crossing will be operational starting tomorrow on Tharwa Drive.
“The signalised crossing has been installed opposite Lanyon Marketplace, near the
roundabout at the intersection of Tharwa Drive and Woodcock Drive/Box Hill Avenue, to
provide a safe crossing for pedestrians,” Mr Gill said.
“Gordon residents, including residents from the new aged care [...]
Damien Svarcas would like to set the record straight and let us know he was going 200 in a 100 zone, instead of the measly 170 they booked him for. Thank goodness he has a public profile to do so from.
From an anonymous tip.
Tony Gill has been thrust forward to catch bullets for this morning’s latest conniptions on Barry Drive:
The ACT Government wishes to apologise to motorists and other road users for this morning’s traffic delays on Barry Drive.
“The delays were caused by unapproved works by the contractor during the morning peak,” said Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT.
Former Canberra Raiders captain Alan Tongue has joined ACT Policing and Kidsafe in urging Canberrans to click clack front and back.
ACT Policing will be focusing on seatbelts for the month of March as part of its ongoing traffic enforcement campaign.
Every year in Australia more than 20 per cent of all the road fatalities involve a [...]
The NSW Government have released the findings of a massive safety report into the Kings Highway today, reports ABC News.
The report recommends upgrades worth millions of dollars, which could be funded through the NSW black spots program.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro says road surfaces will be upgraded as well as improvements to signage and [...]
ACTION have announced they’re heading back to the room of mirrors:
A comprehensive review of Canberra’s bus network is underway with a focus on improving frequency and service delivery.
The Transport Planning team is currently conducting a detailed analysis of MyWay and census data, in addition to reviewing feedback from ACTION riders, bus drivers and the [...]
How was your weekend? Did you have fun? Did you park anywhere stupid?
Spotted a poor parking effort? Send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org!
1. RP071 had to send us two pictures of this park just to prove the car was actually stationary and not in the process of parking:
I snapped this picture of this I30 on Newland [...]
Thanks to the wonderful wonk blog:
A new study in the Journal of Transport Geography suggests that four light-rail systems built around England during the 1990s and 2000s had virtually no effect on overall car traffic. Instead, the rail systems mainly seemed to attract riders who would otherwise have taken the bus.
Without shifting away from our bush [...]
Damien has sent in a parking example worthy of its own post:
Putting the Tavern in Taverner…
If you’re going to try and get sideways on every corner when it rains then you should master the art of counter-steering first.
Corner of Drakeford and Taverner, Wanniassa.
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The Centenary team are putting the word out that you can leave the car at home as you join in the lakeside festivities for Canberra’s big day:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that ACTION will operate all buses free of charge,and will provide additional services to help Canberrans travel on [...]
Territory and Municipal Services have announced all the roads being closed for events around town this weekend:
Saturday 2 March 2013
Parkes Way, westbound, will be closed between Kings Avenue and Glenloch Interchange from 12 noon to 6 pm. Please note that if Lake Burley Griffin is closed and the event moved to Lake Ginninderra, Ginninderra [...]
Brendan Smyth has the disturbing news that no price is too high to build the Capital Metro:
Smyth: You said there is more work to do before we go to procurement?
Barr: That’s correct.
Smyth: So whatever the numbers turn up its going ahead?
Barr: Well yes, we are committed to this project.
Later, Mr Barr put it beyond [...]