Ladies and gentlemen Aeek has wonderfully demonstrated why I ride on the footpath most of the time:
This is the eastern end of Aranda. The bike lane ends without any sign and now this sign without any bike lane.
Well one of the reasons…
Mainly it’s because I’m a big scaredy cat.
Joys of public transport.
On Gininderra Drive there are keep left unless over taking signs west bound going up the hill just before the intersection with Gungahlin Drive and east bound just past the intersection with Kingsford Smith Drive.
Under the road rules keep left unless overtaking applies on roads with a speed limit greater than 80km/h or where signs [...]
Driving east on Parkes Way this morning, I noticed (at least) two poles in the median, each with two cameras on them.
They look like fixed speed cameras, but there’s no signs and no talk of such.
Any ideas, hivemind?
It’s time to reward last weeks top parkers, and in doing so make everything rainbows and happiness with positive reinforcement.
That’s a lie, it’s actually time to laugh at those who cannot or will not park properly, as is our tradition.
Send in your bad parking photos to email@example.com, be sure to include the word “parking” in [...]
NXTBUS, the new bus system that could easily have been called NEXTBUS thus saving it from sounding stupid, will commence trails next week.
For those of you who have not paid attention to NXTBUS news thus far, possibly because of its stupid name, the idea is that this new system tracks Canberra buses in real time, [...]
They’re getting rid of some Wattles! That’s good!
They’ll probably plant more Wattles! That’s bad!
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that work will commence this weekend (Saturday 7 September) to remove trees within the Canberra Avenue median strip between Hindmarsh Drive and the NSW border.
This work, which will mainly involve the removal of [...]
ACT Policing will focus on Traffic Control offences during the month of September as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with Traffic Controls among those concerns.
Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said ACT Policing’s [...]
In a month where ACT Policing focussed its attention on the issue of driver distraction, 140 motorists were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices and another 49 were cautioned for these and related traffic offences.
Of the 140 drivers issued with TINs, 130 were fined for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving and nine others were [...]
Does anybody know if both directions are monitored between Gungahlin Dr and Ellenborough St?
You have what appears to be the flash unit and the radar box pointing in one direction (sure it’s Eastbound) however just the smaller flash unit is pointing westbound.
Is this a dummy set up similar to Lanyon Dr southbound?
I am just back from a weekend down at the far South Coast of NSW. As with many coastal towns, there is a large population of elderly drivers down that way. Not once, but twice did I end up in an intersection ‘stalemate’ with this genre of driver.
On both occasions I was at a four-way [...]
I imagine this cause will resonate with more than a few of you, so I shall pass on the information:
After yet another fatality on the Barton Highway last Friday, I have set up a Facebook Group to mobilise the community to promote action on work to duplicate the road.
As an individual it’s hard to be [...]
ACT Policing’s ongoing efforts to secure number plates against theft is heading south.
ACT Policing and Westfield Woden are joining forces to prevent number plate theft with a free program this weekend, Project Safe Plate.
This Saturday (September 7) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Westfield Woden Callam Street car park, opposite [...]
And before I begin, this is a discussion about bicycle lanes, not a car vs bike thread. To preempt any argument, good bicycle infrastructure benefits everybody, including car drivers.
You may have noticed some unusual bike lanes popping up around Canberra. Unusual, because they run for just few metres near intersections. They do not run the [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 27 October, 2013. ]
Sporting events, musical bikes, skatepark workshops, and a car-themed rock show can all be found in the newly launched program for SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
“The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says that SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels will showcase the city’s love of all things that spin throughout four packed [...]
It seems every week more and more Canberrans are being infected by the bad parking epidemic, it’s getting frightening.
Just check out this massive haul of poor parking shots.
If you’ve seen an outbreak of bad parking, take a photo as evidence and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include the word “parking” in the subject line [...]
Simon Corbell is announcing he’ll be watching you down Athllon Drive:
The ACT’s second point to point road safety camera system at Athllon Drive will start operating from Friday, 6 September 2013, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell announced today.
“The Athllon Drive point to point cameras will operate in both directions, between Beasley Street in Mawson and Drakeford [...]
By Rico Merkert
The announcement by prime minister Kevin Rudd and minister for transport Anthony Albanese on high-speed rail suggests both men at least want to maintain the momentum of the debate on the project.
Firstly, Mr Albanese released and praised an advisory report suggesting the viability of such a project.
Mr Rudd then committed to set up [...]
TAMS are warning that Sternberg Crescent and Maribyrnong Avenue are in their sights:
Canberrans are invited to provide feedback on traffic issues along Sternberg Crescent in Wanniassa and Maribyrnong Avenue in Kaleen, acting Director, Roads ACT, Ken Marshall said today.
“In response to feedback from residents about speeding and traffic safety, the ACT Government has commissioned AECOM [...]
This in from an anonymous reader:
Car drove a significant way from Hindmarsh Dr to Cotter Rd on the complete opposite side (doing the speed limit) narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic.
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I don’t normally make a big fuss of things as I am quite a tolerant person, however the other day I had a couple run ins with ACTION BUS drivers. Both incidents occurred at the same intersection within 1 hour of each other. One face value they may [...]
Police have established a crime scene following a fatal pedestrian collision in Queanbeyan.
Just after 1pm today (Friday 23 August 2013), a woman crossing Monaro Street was hit by a cement truck travelling in a southerly direction.
The elderly woman died at the scene. She is yet to be positively identified and her next of kin notified.
TAMS are warning that an Air Force Celebration is closing roads tomorrow:
The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that there will be several road closures in the city on Saturday 24 August 2013, between 8 am and 11.30 am.
The following roads will be closed:
– Knowles Place, from 8 am to [...]
Simon Corbell has announced four new meatwagons hitting the ACT’s roads:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today handed over the keys to four new ambulance vehicles for the ACT Ambulance Service, worth a total of $1 million.
“Funded in the 2012/13 budget at $250,000 each, two of the vehicles will support the increase in [...]
NXTBUS is coming! Real Time from ACTION Buses on Vimeo.
In the future the bus will tell you if you missed it because it turned up 5 minutes early and didn’t wait.
That information will not help you.
Also in the future they won’t have the letter ‘e’.
Sorry, I meant IN THA FUTUR.
Simon Corbell has announced he wants your thoughts on improving community transport:
The ACT Government is reviewing community transport services in Canberra to learn more about the way in which the services are used, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
“People who use or provide community transport services and other stakeholders in [...]
[ 12 October, 2013; ]
The ACT Electric Vehicle Council is making it known that their big shindig is on again this year, albeit after a restructure:
Since 2009, Canberra has hosted the annual Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival produced in partnership with the Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc. (AEVA) and the ACT Electric Vehicle Council (EVC). Since its inception, [...]
More than 2,000 people were caught on their mobile phones while driving during the past financial year, despite ACT police warnings.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Mark Steel said that drivers more than double the risk of being involved in a road collision while using a mobile phone.
“The use of mobile phones while [...]
A 34-year-old Florey man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday, August 20) after being caught drink driving for the second time this year.
Around 9.50pm last night (Sunday, August 18), members of Belconnen Patrol were conducting random breath testing (RBT) on William Slim Drive, Giralang.
The 34-year-old man driving a Holden Commodore was stopped for [...]
Are you ready for the challenges this week bring Rioters?
Are you sufficiently pumped?
Do you need help reaching the the recommended level of pumpage?
We’re here to help, with pump inducing photos of Canberra worst parkers.
If you happen to see, or if you happen to be, one of Canberra’s worst parkers please take a photo and send [...]
As posted seconds ago to facebook by a friend of mine:
Just passed in Kambah. Eeeek!!
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ACT Policing is investigating a collision between a car and a pedestrian this afternoon in Mawson (Friday, August 16).
About 4.55pm police were called to Mawson Drive where an elderly woman had been struck by a car.
The woman died at the scene.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the cause of the collision and [...]