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How to make the Summernats CityCruise work for you!

By johnboy - 20 December 2012 26

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The Government is letting us all know the arrangements for the big Summernats City Cruise down Northbourne Avenue on Thursday 3 January:

The Cruise takes place between the Summernats entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Federal Highway down Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit and then back to the starting point.

“The Summernats City Cruise, which is a convoy of 200 of the best vehicles from the event, promises to attract a wide range of Canberrans and visitors,” said Senior Manager, Traffic Management and Safety, Roads ACT, Rifaat Shoukrallah.

“It is important the Cruise takes place safely so the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue will be closed in sections as the convoy passes. The Cruise will travel at 40 kilometres per hour with a police escort involving a lead car, trailing car and supporting motorcycles.

“Roads ACT will also coordinate the traffic lights for the Cruise to ensure it proceeds smoothly. Access will be provided to emergency service vehicles if necessary.

“The best vantage points are in the City and at the Summernats entrance near the Caltex service station site, Stirling Avenue, and the Federal Highway. These locations are where the vehicles will be travelling at their slowest so people have more of a chance to see them.

“There is also parking available in the City and parking is available at EPIC via Old Well Station Road, off Federal Highway.”

For public safety reasons, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway. An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.

No booze and no median strip?

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How to make the Summernats CityCruise work for you!
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Anti 9:06 pm
20 Dec 12
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Last year I was in the city cruise as a participant and I believe the crowds would have topped 15,000. Let’s hope this year more fans get out to see the pride of the fleet, 200 cars better than your Volvo or giant pushbike. This is how you bring dollars into the ACT without French paintings during a time of year when locals head to the bay. Keep up the great work mr Lopez.

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miz 8:06 am
21 Dec 12
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Shouldn’t it be make it work for ‘youse’? (rhymes with booze)

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bundah 8:33 am
21 Dec 12
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Why is the expansive,wide median strip any more dangerous or inappropriate than any other part of Northbourne Avenue?

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Keijidosha 9:33 am
21 Dec 12
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bundah said :

Why is the expansive,wide median strip any more dangerous or inappropriate than any other part of Northbourne Avenue?

Risk reduction. By keeping people off the median strip the organisers are reducing the amount of spectators traversing the streets. This rule was in effect way back during the old Northbourne cruises of the 90’s.

What I can’t understand is why the organisers have advertised that there are only two ‘best’ vantage points. Given the lack of roadside space, minor crowd control measures and an expected 10-20,000 spectators I wouldn’t be creating viewing hot spots. The cars will be doing 40kph max, so any location on the length of Northbourne is good so long as you have a clear line of sight.

That said I hope the cruise proves to be as popular as last year.

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Solidarity 11:23 am
21 Dec 12
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Anti said :

Last year I was in the city cruise as a participant and I believe the crowds would have topped 15,000. Let’s hope this year more fans get out to see the pride of the fleet, 200 cars better than your Volvo or giant pushbike. This is how you bring dollars into the ACT without French paintings during a time of year when locals head to the bay. Keep up the great work mr Lopez.

One of the entrants was a Volvo so what’s your point

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NoImRight 12:58 pm
21 Dec 12
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Anti said :

Last year I was in the city cruise as a participant and I believe the crowds would have topped 15,000. Let’s hope this year more fans get out to see the pride of the fleet, 200 cars better than your Volvo or giant pushbike. This is how you bring dollars into the ACT without French paintings during a time of year when locals head to the bay. Keep up the great work mr Lopez.

How do you know what size my pushbike is?

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BelcoMan 5:31 pm
21 Dec 12
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10,000, 15,000, 20,000???

Where do these ludicrous numbers keep coming from? Even if you want to include the people who were waiting to cross the street at lunchtime, there would not have been more than 4000 people along the entire route. I just hope the well paid marketing team of Mr Lopez will offer up some form of evidence to contradict this but I know this won’t happen?

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Based on all of the pseudo business cases that the Summernats Fan Bois keep putting up, this event would be better off being situated somewhere between Goulburn and Oberon. After all, it is only tempoarry infrastructure that they utilise, right?

I didn’t go to see the Frnch paintings either but I am positive that I can be shown a direct and accountable net result of this event coming to town.

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mezza76 6:39 pm
21 Dec 12
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BelcoMan said :

10,000, 15,000, 20,000???

Where do these ludicrous numbers keep coming from? Even if you want to include the people who were waiting to cross the street at lunchtime, there would not have been more than 4000 people along the entire route. I just hope the well paid marketing team of Mr Lopez will offer up some form of evidence to contradict this but I know this won’t happen?

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Based on all of the pseudo business cases that the Summernats Fan Bois keep putting up, this event would be better off being situated somewhere between Goulburn and Oberon. After all, it is only tempoarry infrastructure that they utilise, right?

I didn’t go to see the Frnch paintings either but I am positive that I can be shown a direct and accountable net result of this event coming to town.

Hey hey hey… there must be a stack of cash that flows through Canberra’s brothels, porn shops and local McDonald’s. The caravan parks are also full this time of year and at $20-30 a night… that’s a heap of cash. Lets not think of the wider societial benefit – where our women can experience ‘cat calls’, ‘show us ya tits’ and other fine examples of male behaviour.

We won’t get any of that from a French Painting exhibition…

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Evil_Kitten 11:34 pm
21 Dec 12
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BelcoMan said :

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Children and puppies. Thousands of them.

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CoffinRX2 12:15 am
22 Dec 12
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BelcoMan said :

10,000, 15,000, 20,000???

Where do these ludicrous numbers keep coming from? Even if you want to include the people who were waiting to cross the street at lunchtime, there would not have been more than 4000 people along the entire route. I just hope the well paid marketing team of Mr Lopez will offer up some form of evidence to contradict this but I know this won’t happen?

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Based on all of the pseudo business cases that the Summernats Fan Bois keep putting up, this event would be better off being situated somewhere between Goulburn and Oberon. After all, it is only tempoarry infrastructure that they utilise, right?

I didn’t go to see the Frnch paintings either but I am positive that I can be shown a direct and accountable net result of this event coming to town.

Belcoman may I ask where you were situated for last years CityCruise?

I was driving one of the cars in the cruise, and there certainly was more than 4000 people lining the roads.

I;m looking forward to taking part again this year, and after seeing the list of cars participating this year, I’m sure there will be a larger crowd than the 20,000 from 2012

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KB1971 10:33 am
22 Dec 12
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BelcoMan said :

10,000, 15,000, 20,000???

Where do these ludicrous numbers keep coming from? Even if you want to include the people who were waiting to cross the street at lunchtime, there would not have been more than 4000 people along the entire route. I just hope the well paid marketing team of Mr Lopez will offer up some form of evidence to contradict this but I know this won’t happen?

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Based on all of the pseudo business cases that the Summernats Fan Bois keep putting up, this event would be better off being situated somewhere between Goulburn and Oberon. After all, it is only tempoarry infrastructure that they utilise, right?

I didn’t go to see the Frnch paintings either but I am positive that I can be shown a direct and accountable net result of this event coming to town.

Weeeeeeeeeeeee, Wind him up and see where he goes!!!!!!!

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gazket 11:32 am
22 Dec 12
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How about adding at what time the city cruise starts. I would of thought that would be fairly important factor in How to make the Summernats CityCruise work for you

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johnboy 11:40 am
22 Dec 12
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It says midday.

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BelcoMan 2:34 pm
22 Dec 12
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CoffinRX2 said :

BelcoMan said :

10,000, 15,000, 20,000???

Where do these ludicrous numbers keep coming from? Even if you want to include the people who were waiting to cross the street at lunchtime, there would not have been more than 4000 people along the entire route. I just hope the well paid marketing team of Mr Lopez will offer up some form of evidence to contradict this but I know this won’t happen?

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Based on all of the pseudo business cases that the Summernats Fan Bois keep putting up, this event would be better off being situated somewhere between Goulburn and Oberon. After all, it is only tempoarry infrastructure that they utilise, right?

I didn’t go to see the Frnch paintings either but I am positive that I can be shown a direct and accountable net result of this event coming to town.

Belcoman may I ask where you were situated for last years CityCruise?

I was driving one of the cars in the cruise, and there certainly was more than 4000 people lining the roads.

I;m looking forward to taking part again this year, and after seeing the list of cars participating this year, I’m sure there will be a larger crowd than the 20,000 from 2012

Thanks for that. Again I would ask, please utilise any of the 20 or so video cameras that were in the cars to verify your statement. They would have filmed all of the crowds and this would clarify the numbers. There was NOT 20,000 there and the only way I could know that is if I went past all the people myself, which I did.

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CoffinRX2 7:45 pm
22 Dec 12
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BelcoMan said :

CoffinRX2 said :

BelcoMan said :

10,000, 15,000, 20,000???

Where do these ludicrous numbers keep coming from? Even if you want to include the people who were waiting to cross the street at lunchtime, there would not have been more than 4000 people along the entire route. I just hope the well paid marketing team of Mr Lopez will offer up some form of evidence to contradict this but I know this won’t happen?

Yes we all agree it brings money into town but AT WHAT COST???

Based on all of the pseudo business cases that the Summernats Fan Bois keep putting up, this event would be better off being situated somewhere between Goulburn and Oberon. After all, it is only tempoarry infrastructure that they utilise, right?

I didn’t go to see the Frnch paintings either but I am positive that I can be shown a direct and accountable net result of this event coming to town.

Belcoman may I ask where you were situated for last years CityCruise?

I was driving one of the cars in the cruise, and there certainly was more than 4000 people lining the roads.

I;m looking forward to taking part again this year, and after seeing the list of cars participating this year, I’m sure there will be a larger crowd than the 20,000 from 2012

Thanks for that. Again I would ask, please utilise any of the 20 or so video cameras that were in the cars to verify your statement. They would have filmed all of the crowds and this would clarify the numbers. There was NOT 20,000 there and the only way I could know that is if I went past all the people myself, which I did.

Then it appears you cant count

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