The Arboretum is concerned that you’ve forgotten what paid parking means, and would just like to remind you to pay your $2 an hour.
“With the recent school holidays, the Arboretum has been swarming with activity and it is important people remember to pay for their parking or risk being issued a parking infringement notice,” [...]
We just got sent in some footage of a naughty bus driver from Rioter Chas:
The Bus Driver likes to entertain us with clips of car drivers and bike riders doing the wrong thing. Here’s one where the accelerator shoe is on the other foot.
The scene opens with traffic heading west out of Luxton St Belconnen, [...]
An accident near the ACT-New South Wales border has claimed the life of a motorcyclist, reports ABC News.
Police say a motorcycle and light truck collided near the intersection with Boundary Lane just before 10:00am.
The motorcyclist died at the scene but the truck driver was not hurt.
The Barton Highway is closed in both directions.
Investigations into the [...]
ACT Policing has seized and impounded a grey Nissan 200SX after NSW Police spotted the driver doing a burnout in Theodore during the early hours of Saturday morning (July, 20).
About 12.10am, a NSW Highway Patrol Officer travelling north along the Monaro Highway saw a Nissan 200SX travelling in the opposite direction in Theodore, ACT. The [...]
Ben McHugh from Roads ACT announced today that work has started up again on the Calwell park and ride.
“Work on the construction of Calwell’s new park and ride facility has recommenced this week with local contractor Deeble B&C engaged to complete the work,” Mr McHugh said.
“The new facility will be a permanent park and [...]
Hey Rioters! I just got back in the ‘Berra after a week away and I immediately craved photos of people parking poorly.
It’s like there’s something in the air here.
Thank goodness for you lot, you’ve delivered again and my cravings are satiated.
Have a photo of a terrible parking attempt?
Send it to us at email@example.com and feed [...]
This in from TAMS:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Bendora Dam Road is now open. The following roads remain closed:
· Boboyan Road (4WD access only)
· Corin Road (from Woods Reserve)
Noticed the slimline silver traffic signals which coincided in release with the Euro number plates have been altered to resemble a typical traffic signal.
Why not install standard signals in the first place?
Why can’t we have nice things?
If it is because it is a different format in regulatory traffic control which “confuses” some motorists I [...]
Alistair Coe is playing the outer suburban spite card quite nicely as he keeps up his fusilade on the light rail plans:
ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe has revealed that every household in Canberra will pay $4,419 for the construction of the Green/Labor light rail project.
Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics census data [...]
This just in from TAMS:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the dirt section of Brindabella Road is now closed due to snow.
The following roads remain closed:
– Corin Dam Road (from Woods Reserve)
– Bendora Dam Road
– Mount Franklin Road
– Angle Crossing.
UPDATE: And more as of 11.40am:
The ACT Government wishes to [...]
An 18-year-old Curtin woman has been taken to The Canberra Hospital after colliding with a vehicle in Civic last night.
About 11.25pm last night (Saturday, July 21) the woman was running east bound along London Circuit and crossed Northbourne Avenue where she was struck by a Hyundai Sonata sedan travelling north.
The woman sustained a number of [...]
Due to current and forecasted wet weather conditions for the weekend, Canberra residents are advised to check for road and park closures before heading out to the Territory’s parks and reserves.
Various rural roads have already been closed, including Bendora Dam Road and Mount Franklin Road, with other roads likely to close over the weekend. [...]
It has come to my attention that between the bus stop on Athllon Drive at Farrer and the stop at Greenway (just before the bridge over the lake opposite Learmonth Drive) there are no bus stops! This means that residents of Kambah & Wanniassa cannot catch an express (i.e. 312/314 etc) bus to and from [...]
Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns that motorists who choose to ignore them will face tough penalties.
“It’s important to remember that children – our most vulnerable road users – can be unpredictable around traffic and are not always aware of road safety. [...]
As Kevin Rudd makes wild drastic policy changes to fund his easing up on carbon pollution (like getting rid of 800 senior public servants) they’re also messing around with salary sacrificing to buy new cars (the only reason to buy a new car compared to the bargains in the second hand market).
With many Canberrans having [...]
The ABC reports that it’s not just anecdotal; car-skippy interfacing has risen dramatically:
Claims data from NRMA Insurance shows a 30 per cent increase in the number of kangaroo vehicle collisions in the ACT in the past year.
There were 509 in 2012 compared to 386 in 2011.
Mariana Cidade from NRMA Insurance says the rise in [...]
The selection criteria for being accepted as a roadworker is obviously not particularly stringent – do they fail anyone who scores above 25% in their final exams?!
And this is the contractor that boasts they are “Leaders in civil contracting” – I wonder what the rest of the ACT’s civil contractors are like…
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The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is having a fine time nitpicking the Capital Metro light rail proposal:
The ACT Government is spending $433,333 per additional commuter to ride the service, ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.
“The Government has stated that light rail patronage will be 4,500 people in the morning peak. However, currently 3,000 [...]
We received a few more pieces of GoPro footage from our friend the Bus Driver:
Some more videos for you. This week I was driving a mini bus. For some reason everybody wants to be in front of the mini bus. I got a new camera so this one got stuck on the back of [...]
We here at RiotCorp know what you need to get you through your Monday. You need some nice photos of some awful parking.
We hear you, and because we like you we’re gonna help you get what you need.
We’re here to help. – RiotCorp.
Speaking of help, if you happen to spot an awful park please [...]
Shane Rattenbury has the intriguing news that realtime bus network information is going to be ubiquitous:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the commencement of works to install ‘real time passenger information’ infrastructure at bus stations and major bus stops across Canberra. This will allow live testing of the system to [...]
I’m moving out of my inner north enclave to Gungahlin town centre.
Would love to continue to cycle to work but do not like the idea of bike lanes on busy roads.
Does anyone know of off-street dedicated paths that can get me most of the way there (even if it’s a bit further) or [...]
Andrew Barr has announced the long awaited start of choice for Compulsory Third Party Insurance when registering cars:
Last month Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and I announced that three insurers: AAMI, GIO and Apia (the Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency) had been granted licences to offer CTP insurance to ACT motorists.
These three insurers are offering CTP premiums [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Macquarie where a motorcycle rider has collided with a tree.
About 9am this morning police were conducting radar speed detection on Bindubi Street, Macquarie when a rider on a blue motorcycle drove past above the posted speed limit.
Police attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist, activating lights and siren [...]
This morning the Canberra Times had a story so reeking of the pungent stench of BS that it didn’t seem to even warrant a reply:
The construction of the first stage of the Capital Metro light rail network will require all of the road surface on Northbourne Avenue to be dug up and replaced.
The project would [...]
This morning I received an email about Canberra Silver Service Taxis from Krystjann. Here it is.
Tonight while parked on London circuit in a LOADING ZONE i received an offensive message on my car which is clearly marked with a disability sticker hence me being disabled which was written on the back of a Silver Taxi [...]
Twenty-two people were caught drink-driving on ACT roads last week (July 1-7), with 13 of those drivers being repeat offenders.
Six of the drink-drivers were subject to a zero Alcohol Content reading, and 10 had their licences seized through the issuance of Immediate Suspension Notices.
The highest reading for the week was recorded around 3am on Saturday, [...]
New cars being stolen – tell all your friends…
Shane Rattenbury today launched an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community bus service in an effort to address the needs of ACT’s indigenous community.
“The pilot program will provide a wheelchair accessible mini bus for a range of uses by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including for transport to activities that promote cultural and [...]
Shane Rattenbury announced today a $9.7 million boost to public transport in the parliamentary triangle, presumably in an effort to alleviate some of the ‘paid parking’ concerns that have arisen.
The cash boost will involve two “significant projects” that will make getting to work on the bus quicker.
Sadly neither of these projects is called “put more [...]
Just wondering how much trouble I’d likely get in for giving someone back their discarded cigarette?
I was sitting at the lights at GDE and Belconnon Way this morning, and the driver of the van in front of me casually flicked his still lit cigarette out the window and onto the road. Well, that was the [...]
Well, as near complete as these things get in the ACT.
Mayor Rattenbury is very happy:
“Approximately 650 metres of the city bound carriageway received a new surface and new kerbs and guttering. A bitumen coated polyester grid was used in the resurfacing to help prevent cracks and gaps appearing on the surface of the road, which [...]