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My original title for this was “How high speed rail got everyone talking about how everyone was talking about high speed rail that everyone was talking about” but it didn’t really fit in the title line.
Say what you will about Bullet Train for Australia, they’ve got a very dedicated media team.
Today they emailed us with [...]
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the following road closures are in place due to wet weather:
· Angle Crossing,
· Oaks Estate Bridge,
· Sunshine Crossing and
[ 19 October, 2013; ] The TAMS depot in Fyshwick is a bloody astonishing space and just how an aircraft hangar manages to hide out there is just as astonishing.
So it’s great it’s going to be getting community use as part of the SPIN festival.
Particularly the Centenary Team are waving the flag for what will be a fantastic way to [...]
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the Oaks Estate Bridge on Oaks Estate Road is closed due to rising waters as a result of heavy rainfalls. Motorists are advised to take an alternative route.
Barriers are being erected to alert people of the closure.
Further road closures may be necessary [...]
Simon Corbell has announced his plans to rejig Civic’s bus “layovers”* to accomodate ANU’s voracious growth:
“The existing City bus layover on Marcus Clarke Street will form part of the Australian National University Exchange development, so we require a new site to meet future bus layover needs,” Mr Corbell said.
“The ACT Government carried out a feasibility [...]
TAMS have put forth word of their plans to extend the dreaded chipseal:
With the weather warming up, the ACT Government today announced details of the 2013-14 road resealing program.
“Resealing of roads in Canberra is planned to start today on Boboyan Road,” Acting Director, Roads ACT, Ken Marshall, said.
“The resealing program, which is part of [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced he’s kicking off the consultation on next year’s bus network.
– a new service linking Molonglo to Woden and Cooleman Court with a peak hour Xpresso to the City – these services will support increased residential development in the Molonglo Valley
– a new Rapid service between Gungahlin and Belconnen
– a new [...]
Guy has sent this in:
Perfect example of great road design by ACT GOVT – at the junction of Ipima and Torrens St in Braddon: cyclists forced into path of cars on arrival at the roundabout!
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This in from Steve.
One of the ACT Government’s less convincing efforts.
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The Belconnen Community Council are conducting a survey to determine actual parking requirements in the Belconnen Town Centre.
We are holding a public meeting to begin our project to improve parking in Belconnen on Tuesday Sep 17th at Margaret Timpson park at 12.30PM. Look for the silver sculpture on the corner of Chandler St and Benjamin [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
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 [...]