Territory and Municipal Services have broken their silence over the flaky Golden Gate pedestrian bridge over Drakeford Drive:
“Issues with the paint were not evident until the bridge was erected. However inspection work after completion revealed that the painting was not correctly undertaken and, as such, the contractor is required to repaint the bridge,” said Director, [...]
Well we all seem to be having a grand time photographing bad parking around Canberra and looking at the results.
Thanks to the reader who directed us to this snippet from Curb Your Enthusiasm:
If you see such a specimen in your travels be sure to join in the fun and send a picture in to firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers between November and January.Police removed 343 drink-drivers from Canberra roads, as well as 10 drivers detected under the influence of illicit drugs.
During the same period last year, 383 drivers were apprehended for drink-driving and six drivers were found to [...]
I follow Action buses on Twitter, not so I can be riveted by exciting bus news, but so i can find out if my bus has been cancelled or is late for some reason. I get the bus two days a week.
Over the past few days my family has been affected by some cancellations, and [...]
Reports are coming in of a two car head on collision on the Barton Highway with significant delays around the NSW border.
Safe trips home everyone.
At the end of January we called time on the Better Place electric car scheme.
But the optimists at ActewAGL and in the ACT Government remained in pollyanna mode (at least in public) today the ABC confirms the money and the dream have indeed gone.
ActewAGL was one of the initial investors in the project, putting [...]
TAMS are making known the road closures around Civic for the 2013 National Multicultural Festival:
Only one lane along London Circuit, between Constitution Avenue and Northbourne Avenue, will be open to vehicle traffic in both directions from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday 8 February 2013. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 kilometres [...]
Saw a classic example of good Canberra driver training this afternoon. Learner on Southern Cross Drive near Latham, the L plate looked like what you would see on a driving school car but no signs so assuming it was a professional teacher.
Anyway said learner overtakes me whilst I am doing 60km/h in a 60km/h zone. [...]
I hear tell there is a way down to Batemans that avoids the Clyde by going through Araluen?
Is this true, and where can I find directions? Google Maps is being unhelpful as well as possibly probably wrong.
Chief Minister Gallagher has let it be known the Majura Parkway construction is underway.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese today joined ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher to turn the sod on this critical road infrastructure project which will provide a continuous freeway link between the Federal Highway and Monaro Highway.
“Assessed and recommended [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe doesn’t like what he’s seeing act ACTION:
According to the Government’s Half Yearly Performance Report, ACTION costs have soared and on-time performance has fallen to the worst in recent history, said the Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe.
The cost per passenger boarding has risen to $7.05 (up 10 per cent from the [...]
TAMS are letting the world know you don’t have to drive to the cricket on Wednesday:
Cricket fans attending the 2013 One Day International Commonwealth Bank Series on Wednesday 6 February 2013 are encouraged to catch a free ACTION bus to the match.
The match starts at 2.20 pm at Manuka Oval and will be the first [...]
1) Kicking off proceedings we have this in from Greg:
5pm at the Dickson shops. Driver and passengers actually came back to their car as I was leaving – three young twenty-something men in construction high-visibility shirts.
2) Loxymf found rich pickings around Belconnen!
3) Ben_Dover was impressed by similar scenes.
4) Adam was impressed by this effort in [...]
Beautiful weather, last days of the school holidays, decided to take Junior Gasman (aged 9) to the opening weekend of the National Arboretum.
With consideration to health, environment, carbon and fun, we decided to ride our bicycles. From Belconnen to the front gate of the Arboretum, we had bicycle paths and lanes. At the main entrance [...]
Patrick Keogh linked to this in the comments but I thought it was worth a run of its own as we know how much you like seeing cycling near death experiences.
Head mounted camera captures near miss: cyclist vs 4WD. The driver didn’t see me until I was right in front of the bonnet.
Apparently out at [...]
ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday (February 4).
Acting Traffic Operations Superintendent Rod Anderson said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns motorists there will be tough penalties for those who choose to [...]
Territory and Municipal Services have some suggestions for getting your children to school on the bus:
“After a long school holiday break, and with some children preparing to catch a bus to school for the first time, a reminder of some useful bus travel tips is sure to come in handy,” said Bren Burkevics, Acting Director, [...]
I was sitting on the bus this afternoon, staring out the window as usual. On my 20 minute commute I spotted three drivers using their mobile phones, hand held, with no hands free kits. One, in a dark blue RAV 4 on Canberra Ave drifted all over the lane, and almost side swiped a car, [...]
The Chief Minister is letting everyone know that ACTION are putting on a free “Centenary Loop” bus:
ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today launched ACTION’s Centenary loop bus, which will provide free daily transport to a range of the city’s top attractions throughout 2013.
“In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary, ACTION’s Route 100 offers locals and visitors a [...]
ACT Policing is asking members of the public for assistance after a motorist was assaulted yesterday morning (Wednesday, January 30).
Around 8.35am at the intersection of Newcastle and Gladstone Street Fyshwick (opposite McDonalds) a man in a silver Mercedes Benz sedan got out of his vehicle, walked to the driver’s side of a white Ford wagon [...]
Hello fellow Rioteers.
I’ve lived in Weston Creek for 3 years now, never had this issue before. However, for the last 3-4 months, we are routinely getting d***heads doing burnouts in our cul-de-sac, then taking off (with headlights off) before anyone can catch them. Saturday night it was a Silvia with a ridiculously loud blow off [...]
New member for Brindabella is kicking off by asking what the problem is with the peelings pedestrian bridge over Drakeford Drive:
“Large sheets of peeling paint can be seen falling off the bridge onto the road and the bridge itself – this is another example of a poorly finished infrastructure project overseen by ACT Labor,” Mr [...]
Drove past the PMs XI today at Manuka Oval and noticed a Parking Inspector slapping down dozens and dozens of fines in the vicinity (wih no exaggeration).
Checked out the official parking which was fronted with a sign: PARKING FULL. Whats the use of updating the Oval if it cant even accomidate people parking first? [...]
I’ve been bragging to relatives for months about how fun it is to ride a bike around Canberra and surrounds, and they’ve decided to visit the ACT and see it for themselves.
My relatives are older adults who probably couldn’t ride more than 30 minutes or so, so I wanted to ask readers of [...]
I’d like to hire a 4wd to drive to certain spots such as Blue Waterholes and across the Brindabellas from Tumut.
I intend to stay on the formed roads and drive very carefully. I know that some car hire companies in some other states will allow their vehicles to be taken on to unsealed [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are letting it be known they’re putting on free buses from Civic and Woden to Manuka and back for all those celebrating my 40th Birthday on Tuesday.
Shane Rattenbury is celebrating Nightrider patronage figures:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that ACTION’s 2012 Nightrider bus service shuttled over 2,460 people safely home throughout December 2012, breaking the New Year’s Eve patronage record on the way.
“ACTION’s Nightrider service again proved to be a popular and affordable option for Canberrans to [...]
Sent in by Overheard.
From yesterday. Glad I play in a lads card group and have lots of spare change. This added a bit onto my commute yesterday.
It really should be in the “Only in Canberra” part of “Like Canberra”.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 23 January) on Adelaide Avenue, near Hughes.
Around 5.20pm, A Canberra Cabs Ford station wagon was travelling south, being followed by a green Mitsubishi Triton utility.
The utility collided with the rear of the wagon, causing significant damage. The driver of the utility [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the launch of the latest “Canberra and Queanbeyan Cycling and Walking Map”:
“Canberrans love to get out and about and enjoy all of the walking and cycling paths our city has to offer and now the latest update to the walking and cycling map will give greater certainty during journey planning and [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is letting us know of changes to the bus timetables:
“Based on data collected from the MyWay ticketing system, and feedback received from our bus drivers and customers over the past nine months, ACTION has made adjustments to the weekend timetable to improve the on-time running of buses,” Mr Rattenbury said. “The schedule has [...]
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Until 28 February, Canberra’s finest will not only enjoy the scent of a new car, but the [...]