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Why Canberra needs transit lanes – part one

By 12 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Northbourne Ave

Well planned transit lanes are the quickest and most cost-effective way to reduce congestion and support the Governments commitment to “increasing the public transport share of all work trips to 10.5% by 2016 and 16% by 2026.” An Australian Study “found that the number of carpoolers … increased approximately 23.4 per cent since the introduction [...]

Northbourne Avenue path upgrade

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
pick and shovel

 

Work will start next week on stage 1 of the Northbourne Avenue verge refurbishment project.
The paths on a 1.5 kilometre section of Northbourne Avenue between Haig Park and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street will be widened from 1.2 metres to 2.5 metres.
Works will commence in Northbourne Avenue’s eastern verge adjacent to Haig Park.
The project, to be carried [...]

Contracts signed, light rail is go with bonus extras

By 18 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Artist's impression of Civic Plaza

The ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro, yesterday signed contracts for stage one of the project and confirmed that construction on the Gungahlin to City route will commence next month.
At a media event to announce the signing, Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell unveiled an upgraded plan for the Alinga St [...]

Police name ACT’s worst intersections ahead of blitz on traffic controls

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Susan Ball

ACT Policing will focus its road safety efforts in May on the territory’s worst intersections for collisions and has released a top ten list to assist drivers in preventing such accidents in future.
More than half of all collisions on ACT roads occur at intersections, according to ACT Policing, with many drivers disregarding traffic controls such [...]

Man stable in hospital after Braddon crash

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Accident site

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an crash involving a car and motorcycle in Braddon.
Crews were alerted to the incident on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Girrahween Street just after 9:48am.
A man in his 20s was assessed by intensive care paramedics at the scene and transferred to The [...]

Light rail to arrive sooner, cost less and bring more trees to Northbourne

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
light rail model

The consortium chosen to develop Canberra’s light rail project says it will complete the project more cheaply and quickly than the Government’s estimates, and will replace trees along Northbourne in a staged manner and with 4m-tall plantings so that no section of the corridor is without trees for more than four months.
There will, in fact, [...]

Plaza would revitalise Civic’s iconic Sydney and Melbourne Buildings: Barr

By 18 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
An artist's impression of the revitalised Sydney and Melbourne buildings precinct.

A proposed plaza between the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings in Civic would help Canberrans reclaim the iconic art deco landmarks and revitalise the precinct, according to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
Mr Barr has today invited Canberrans to have a say on a Government strategy to create a series of “urban villages” at key points on [...]

Light rail development application approved

By 22 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
light rail

The ACT Environment and Planning Directorate has approved development applications for light rail links between Gungahlin and the City and from the City to Russell.
Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell said the development applications were open for public consultation for 15 working days during which 22 submissions were received.
“These approvals are an important milestone for [...]

Libs offer up light rail alternatives for Northbourne

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Northbourne Ave

The ACT Liberal Opposition has today proposed three alternatives to light rail on the Northbourne Avenue corridor based on ideas provided by the community.
Canberrans can read the 19-page paper outlining the alternatives on Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe’s website here.
Until today, the Liberals’ anti-light rail campaign had focused on criticizing the transport plan without [...]

Land Development Agency’s obscure news about Northbourne

By 4 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Northbourne Ave

The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is about to happen along Northbourne Ave.
Apparently the LDA/Chief Minister’s Directorate is very happy about a decision by the Heritage Council to list seventeen buildings. [...]

Windscreen washers on Northbourne are local legends

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
car-stock031214

Most of the intersections along Northbourne Avenue have a resident windscreen washer.
Northbourne’s windscreen washers are all men, and it’s often difficult to tell their ages as their faces are obscured by sunglasses, facial hair and sometimes a baseball cap. These men are at their post almost all day, every day. I’ve often said they’re the hardest working [...]

Seeking a new future for Canberra planning

By 26 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
planning dickson

The Canberra heritage lobby is engaged in a public stoush with the government as a result of the heritage ruling to hang onto one of the Northbourne Towers. I disagree with the heritage decision, as my view is that these towers are not worth fighting for.
However, I share the concern that we will most likely [...]

Canberra’s development dilemma

By 27 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
dickson flats

Canberra is undergoing a metamorphosis. Until now, it has grown outwards, slowly engulfing farms and spitting them back out as suburbs, terraforming the landscape from grazing pastures to a white collar playground. Shopping centres, cars, cafes, the tame opiates of the archetypal Canberran.
The age and maturity of this town is becoming more obvious, however. As [...]

Is there a place for billboards in Canberra?

By 30 July 2014
canturf-billboard

As I navigate through the winding streets of Canberra, taking in the beautiful mountains and cityscape, I can’t help but be amused by the very rare billboard seeking my attention.
It’s usually the amusing ‘on-premise’ Canturf puns, pitched along the Monaro Highway coming past Fyshwick, which we’ve all grown to love, or the giant billboard on [...]

Redevelopment of Northbourne Avenue begins

By 28 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
dickson-flats

The transformation of Northbourne Avenue will soon begin with the lodging yesterday of the Development Application for the demolition of the Dickson Flats on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Morphett Street.
Once the DA has been approved, the Land Development Agency will engage a civil contractor to undertake the demolition of the flats, and [...]

Northbourne Ave slums… demolish or preserve?

By 26 June 2014

I refer to an article in the Canberra Times about the slums they refer to as public housing, located in some of the most prime real estate in Canberra.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/yvette-berry-pushes-for-northbourne-public-housing-tenants-to-remain-in-the-city-20140624-zsjfx.html
The real estate these flats sit on could be sold off and developed, providing a budget windfall for the ACT government, providing hundreds if not thousands of [...]

Witnesses sought; rock thrown at moving vehicle

By 9 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
rock-throwing-1

ACT Policing is investigating an incident where a car received significant damage when it was hit by a large rock while driving on Northbourne Avenue on Monday morning (9 June).
About 12:55am, the vehicle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, when a large rock was thrown at the car by an unknown person/s on the [...]

The City Cruise is tomorrow!

By 1 January 2014

[ 2 January 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:

The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.

The Cruise takes place between [...]

Taylor Lewis Schmidt gets 20 years for the Northbourne murder

By 9 December 2013

The ABC brings word that Taylor Schmidt, 22, will not be eligible for parole for the next 12 years for his role in the murder on Northbourne Avenue of Liang Zhao.
The 27-year-old victim was beaten to death with a baseball bat and a machete, and robbed of his mobile phone and $21.
Mr Zhao had [...]

Justice Refshauge cocks up sentencing Liang Zhao sentence

By 15 October 2013

The ABC has the depressing news that the sentence of the un-named teenage killer of Liang Zhao on Northbourne Avenue has been further reduced:
Last week in the ACT Supreme Court, Justice Richard Refshauge sentenced the 19-year-old offender to 17 years in jail.
But because he was a juvenile at the time of the murder he was [...]

Northbourne murderer gets 10 years

By 8 October 2013

The ABC has the news on the sentencing of a man who can’t be named because he was a juvenille when he brutally murdered Liang Zhao on Northbourne Avenue in 2011:
Today in the ACT Supreme Court, Acting Chief Justice Richard Refshauge sentenced the 19-year-old to 17 years jail.
But under ACT law he will be [...]

Cycling Tips for Northbourne

By 28 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Here’s a great first person perspective of the trials and challenges of cycling Northbourne Avenue:
A quick video I made with some of my tips for cycling on Northbourne Avenue in Canberra.
Please remember to set to 720p+. These are only my tips, so don’t get carried away

Northbourne mugging facefit

By 20 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing have released a facefit of a man believed to be involved in an aggravated robbery in Braddon on Tuesday (September 17).
Around 5.30pm, a 25-year-old female was walking along Northbourne Avenue in Braddon when she was approached by a male, demanding cash.
The victim did not comply with the demand and continued on walking. [...]

Northbourne murderers plead guilty

By 29 August 2013

The ABC has the news that the two Northbourne flats denizens who killed Liang Zhao as he tried to walk home in 2011 have plead guilty:
Two men have pleaded guilty in the ACT Supreme Court over the 2011 murder of Liang Zhao, 27, on Northbourne Avenue in Canberra.
Taylor Lewis Schmitt, 22, and a 19 [...]

Spring is coming

By 8 August 2013

Poetix is excited about spring.
Real blossom as snapped on Northbourne. And a strange, big blue thing hovered above.
Got an image of Canberra

One cyclist almost takes out another

By 6 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I thought of the Riot when I saw this happen in front of me on the weekend on Northbourne.
What other readership/viewership could appreciate the multiple themes of red light running, cyclists and almost carnage?
Clip taken with the Aldi dash cam.
Comparing it with other clips I think my next dash cam won’t be [...]

Northbourne does not need to be completely dug up

By 12 July 2013

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 [...]

As seen on Northbourne Avenue. Well played

By 25 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Chris:
Mudflappers are not surprising however antenna the height of trees?
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Northbourne at night. Images of Canberra

By 18 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The irrepressible Konrad Lenz has posted this to facebook and given us permission to use it:
Bus stop, Northbourne Ave, night
The Register recently described instagram as “looking at the world through urine filled goggles” but I still liked this one enough to share.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it [...]

Then and Now. The Sydney Building

By 12 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Pressing on with the Then and Now shots Historygeek has prepped up for us.
Today we have the Sydney Building.
More tomorrow!

Then and Now. Northbourne Avenue

By 11 June 2013

Historygeek has sent us a series of pictures we’re going to drip feed daily for the next week or so.
Today we have Northbourne Avenue.

The Summernats SuperCruise 2013

By 4 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

For those who missed it Damian Haas has blogged extensively on yesterday’s summer nats Supercruise.
Enjoy.

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