Was shocked to see this riding to/from Jamison from Aranda.
Its replacing the beaten trail from since the Feds built the people bridge.
Bitch about self government, but they do listen eventually.
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In signs the Liberals are getting much more active in the Hanson era new member Andrew Wall has started asking questions about Canberra’s shameful footpaths:
A motion was moved in the Assembly late yesterday afternoon that noted the
significant number of footpaths and shared paths in disrepair across the ACT, and the failure of the government to [...]
Thanks to Sam for the tip. Marco Bohr’s Visual Culture Blog has turned its global blowtorch to the subject of Canberra’s footpaths.
My new photographic project Right of Way addresses the failures of a modern project and the clash between urbanity and nature. Photographed in Canberra – an early example of a completely planned city [...]
After 12 years in office ACT Labor is promising to invest more in their basic services if re-elected:
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will invest $67.2 million to make our city the best it can be.
We will invest in upgrades and new essential community infrastructure.
We will give communities a direct say on improving local places [...]
For months the footpaths on the western side of Civic have been nothing short of a disgrace. Paths abruptly ending dumping pedestrians across major roads, paths dug up and left caged off for weeks without sign of activity, weird dog legged diversions for walkers dancing in traffic.
But this morning on Alinga Street outside the post [...]
Beejay76 has sent this on in with this note:
Pure genius at Harrison
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This in from Sir Pompously:
Snapped this image today of a new safe crossing point in Gungahlin. As usual, the fantastic planning of Gungahlin comes out to shine. Instead of removing the tree, they have left it there, meaning there is no path to kurb connection, and if you wanted to use the crossing point you [...]
About five months ago, Territory and Municipal Services were kind enough to come and repair the footpath out the front of our house. The contractors came at around 7am one morning in November and did a lovely job (photo number 1). They put up some nice star pickets and orange tape so no [...]
Am I the only one who gets frustrated walking around suburbs? As I understand it, the rules include:
vegetation must not grow over public footpaths;
trees should be trimmed if lower than 2 metres above the path;
nature strips should be accessible from the road for pedestrians;
nature strips should only be landscaped with other than low level vegetation if approved [...]
On Wednesday we drew attention to the Department of Land and Property Services building plans for 2011.
Many wags leapt upon the Alinga Street plans and questioned what the difference was between the artist’s depiction of the improvements (above) and the provided “before” shot.
It’s even got the same dude crossing the road!
This morning the Chiefly Stanhope [...]
Just last week Chief Minister Stanhope was proudly announcing a “$4.1 million maintenance drive” on the city’s footpaths.
Well above is what my street got this week. A bloke with a shovel full of ashphalt over concrete.
A shovel full of ashphalt
Is the sort of maintenance we need more of
Is a touch short term [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope is yet to move to criminalise bestiality.
But he has announced footpath upgrades for 93 Canberra suburbs. (That’s all of them right?)
The ACT Government is repairing cracked and broken footpaths in 93 suburbs as part of a $4.1 million maintenance drive, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon [...]
A reader has kindly pointed me at the blog of transit consultant Jarrett Walker who discovered the glory of our footpaths trying to make the short walk from his hotel to the ABC.
I mean really, what kind of nut tries to walk anywhere in Canberra?
[Random inner north footpath after rain]
so, with all these new-fangled action routes and those new-fangled bike lanes to entice people to take buses or ride their bike rather than take their foul polluting evil satanic car, you might in a moment of quiet rumination imagine that the powers that be might also consider having [...]
To the horse rider(s) who were not only riding their horses on a shared path (ergo, shared by pedestrians and cyclists, no horses allowed) but then let them defecate all over it and didn’t bother cleaning it up.
In my years of living in Canberra that action really does sum up what I have come [...]