For those who missed it Damian Haas has blogged extensively on yesterday’s summer nats Supercruise.
A 30-year-old Kambah man was arrested following a police pursuit, which ended when his vehicle collided with a police vehicle on Northbourne Avenue this morning (Thursday, November 22).
Around 4am, a Belconnen patrol attended Thynne Street, Bruce in response to reports of men breaking into vehicles. On arrival, police saw two vehicles, a white Toyota Vienta [...]
Damien Haas has sent in this intriguing user of a bicycle lane seen today heading down Northbourne Avenue.
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The corner of Northbourne and Alinga is the beating heart of the city.
So one would assume that if someone wrote “I HATE CANBERRA” in foot high letters across the Northbourne Avenue axis and it was there for several weeks it had some sort of official sanction?
High visibility and lined up with all the flagpoles and [...]
A 30-year-old man from Darwin has been summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court this week on sexual assault charges.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 17, in her apartment on Northbourne Avenue.
Between 3 and 4 am the woman was walking back to her [...]
Walking down Northbourne this arvo something about the large roadsign on the southbound side just before Cooyong St / Barry Drive caught my attention. This says:
- Straight ahead: Woden, Queanbeyan, Cooma
- Right turn: Belconnen
- Left turn: Glebe Park, Tuggeranong
What? Straight ahead for Cooma but turn left for Tuggers? Does this make sense to [...]
At his press conference this lunchtime Simon Corbell was keen to stress that all the options are being considered.
But consider these two points:
1. The press conference was held on the Northbourne Avenue median strip.
2. The media release has these paragraphs:
“These cost estimates by URS Australia Pty Ltd, show that Bus Rapid Transit is estimated to [...]
The ACT Ambulance Service has assisted in the delivery of a baby girl in the back seat of a car.
The parents of the baby girl were on route to The Canberra Hospital when they were forced to pull over at the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street, Canberra City, as the baby’s head had [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man in the image who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday morning (March 17).
Between 3 and 4 am the woman was walking back to her apartment on Northbourne Avenue from the CBD when she was approached [...]
Adamthebastard has captured the latest public art to have the plastic sheets removed around Civic.
On the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue there now stands Keizo Ushio’s “dream lens for the future”, which seems to be falling into the dreary sub-type of Canberra public art I like to think of as “circles placed square [...]
Gungahlin Al has sent in this pic of work underway to re-open Northbourne Avenue after a eucalypt had the ill manners to come down in rush hour.
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UPDATE: Ben (hereafter Lucky Ben) has sent in this on-the-spot account.
This is a photo [...]
Even with milestones tumbling in the cricket crowds were out in force to see the Summernats SuperCruise / CityCruise rumble through town.
Everyone seemed very happy and well behaved Here’s a couple of shots I got through the throng.
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KB1971 has sent in a swag of pix, including this [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have published their plans for the return of official Summernats activity to Northbourne Avenue.
The Summernats City Cruise of up to 200 vehicles will be held at midday on Thursday 5 January 2012.
The City Cruise will make its way from Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) departing from the Summernats entrance near the [...]
Simon Corbell has announced his thinking so far on a transitway between Gungahlin and Civic.
It appears very likely the median strip of Northbourne is going to get used for something. You might take as a clue that his office have sent out a lovely artists drawing of light rail arriving in Civic:
“The Government is considering [...]
Gungahlin Al sent in this pic with the following note:
Not something you see every day.
This Ferrari and a same model black one had a short race against each other on Northbourne last night.
The place echoed with the sound of them both howling away from the lights side by side and up one block. [...]
Summernats have announced that the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (more commonly known as 3M these days) is sponsoring the return of Northbourne Avenue cruising nearly 20 years after riots caused the event to be called off.
The Summernats 3M Citycruise will take to Northbourne Ave at midday on Thursday January 5th 2012 to launch the [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is taking credit for the Mitchell Park & Ride facility which Simon Corbell is opening today.
“We want to make it easier for the people of Gungahlin to get to and from places like Civic, Russell, Barton, Kingston and Fyshwick,” Ms Bresnan said.
“The new Mitchell Park & Ride is about providing [...]
Simon Corbell and Andrew Barr have announced they’re asking the Federales for the “transformation” of Northbourne Avenue.
“The Northbourne Avenue transit corridor is being put forward for consideration in the 2012 Update of the National Infrastructure Priorities,” Mr Corbell said.
“One of the Government’s priorities is to provide an effective and efficient transport system that meets the [...]
Well the unanimous verdict around my work this morning is that Northbourne should be made green lights all the way from 730-900 in the morning (southbound) and 5-630 in the evening (northbound).
Maybe one or two exceptions like Antill street and Barry Drive but that’s it. The traffic problems of Gungahlin are effectively solved for nil cost. [...]
Following Pedal Power’s contentious proposal yesterday for barriers to separate bike lanes on Northbourne from traffic here’s a look at how they do things in Amsterdam.
The cycleway is the red portion of this pavement.
Here’s another example of Amsterdam. Two-directional tramway in the middle-through-lower-left. Bike path on the left behind the teal bollards, and to the [...]
Pedal Power have released their submission to the review of transport corridors along Northbourne Avenue:
Pedal Power holds the following views on the range of possible facility types that might be recommended:
– The best solution that will maximise cycling safety and amenity on Northbourne Avenue is provision of separated (also known as ‘Copenhagen’) cycle lanes [...]
Yesterday the funeral of Liang Zhao took place. After a private ceremony at the crematorium most of those assembled went to the murder site on Northbourne Avenue.
Assisted by the AFP to the site where the body was found, monks performed a very short ritual to settle the soul of the departed and offerings were [...]
Today it’s the northbound lanes of Northbourne effected.
There’s been a collision and it appears to warrant fire, ambulance and police attendance.
The death in Braddon this morning has seen more police vehicles than can be counted parked on the Southbound Lanes of Northbourne Avenue.
I swung by this morning and noted no less than a sergeant out on picket duty.
Here’s some more pictures.
The traffic backing up through Turner was impressive:
So there I was, cycling to work via the Northbourne Ave bike lane, feeling pumped up by this slightly warmer weather…
Then, as I approached the old NRMA building I had to make one of the decisions I have to make several times in any trip - has the car waiting to turn left into the driveway seen me or [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have published an FAQ on their plans to “maintain” and “tidy up” the trees along Northbourne starting right about now.
What is going to happen and why?
As one of the main gateways into Canberra, Northbourne Avenue provides many visitors with their first impressions of the region. It’s also a busy hub for [...]
There’s a lot of scuttlebutt going around that Northbourne Avenue is going to be closed by the high winds.
We have this statement from Territory And Municipal Services:
As per any other road, that is dependent on how the weather goes. It will only be closed if required. At this stage there is no intention to close [...]
It seems to me that the eucalypts (are they [peppermint gums?) along Northbourne Ave keep dying. Of course trees die, but there always seem to be dead and dying trees along that stretch far in excess of what I’d think of as a rate of natural attrition, particularly considering that none of them are very [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has announced that she’s generally in favour of Joy Burch’s design competition and plan to knock down the horrible Northbourne flats and try again.
But she does want the public housing numbers to be maintained.
“This is a great opportunity to reinvigorate public housing and increase density along a key transit route, Northbourne [...]
Minister for Housing Joy Burch has kicked off a design competition to revamp the slums that greet new arrivals to Canberra down Northbourne Avenue.
Ms Burch said the competition would seek an architectural firm to redesign the public housing, which was built in 1958 as government housing to accommodate the influx of public servants. The completed [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced a study into sorting out the ever more congested Northbourne Avenue.
He seems to be leaning towards a major bus station (and one imagines car park) in Dickson to shuttle people into the City.
Consulting firm URS has been appointed to conduct the study, which will cover the section of Northbourne Avenue [...]
Anyone know why there is a convoy of trucks beeping their horns driving up and down Northbourne Ave?
They just crossed the MacArthur Ave intersection for the second time in an hour.