As someone who often works in that area, I am more than a little bit excited. Alas the real work will not begin until next year, but still it will be nice to have a better crossing.
Over the next fortnight, high voltage electricity and gas lines will be lowered at Bowen Place. The work will [...]
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 [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, December 12) in Civic.
Around 2.00pm, a man was walking across a pedestrian crossing on Petrie Street in Civic when he was allegedly struck in the leg by a blue Holden Commodore sedan.
The man received a minor injury to his left leg. [...]
A 95-year-old man has died in hospital following a collision in Weston last night (Thursday, November 22).
Around 6.45pm, the man was hit by a car while walking across Macnally Street near the intersection of Namatjira Drive in Weston. He was taken by the ACT Ambulance Service to The Canberra Hospital and died early this morning.
Living Streets Canberra are getting all excited about drivers not giving way to pedestrians and using our poll on the desirability of running down talkback radio host Mark Parton as evidence.
2CC’s Mark Parton expressed the attitude of many Canberra drivers in March this year, when he said that it was “common sense” that pedestrians should [...]
After a false start where they linked to a March 2010 transport plan the Greens have announced their Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Package.
The ACT Greens Active Transport Package includes:
– $13.25m for walking and cycling infrastructure, to help repair our cracked paths, and for new and upgraded paths, bike lanes, lighting and signage;
– $600k for measures [...]
Sometimes our fine city can look distinctly un-Canberra. By un-Canberra I refer to those moments when the freshly occupied becomes softened through use and time
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is ringing the bell for her plans to make roads safer for pedestrians:
“An important part of the Greens’ transport strategy is to reduce traffic speeds at key pedestrian areas such as schools, shopping centres and community centres, and to install new pedestrian crossings and footpaths.
“We have already made submissions to the [...]
I was walking along a footpath in Ainslie this morning (Wise Street) and a cyclist coming up behind me shouted at me to get out of her way. I was a bit startled and jumped onto the grass verge when it occurred to me that I had right of way.
As she rode past me [...]
Honestly, drivers it’s not that hard. That stick on your steering wheel is to tell everyone (including those people that you can’t see) where you intend to go. Don’t assume that your direction is obvious or, like some people I know, only indicate if you can see another car that you think might [...]
This afternoon I was witness to some expert driving.
Someone in a big white Patrol narrowly avoided hitting a ‘confused’ pedestrian – bravo to you.
The family of the poor chap who’d just dropped his bananas (no euphemism) at the top-end of Ainslie Ave intersection/Limestone will likely never have the chance to thank the driver [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision on Commonwealth Avenue this afternoon (Sunday, October 16).
About 2.10pm an 18-year-old Holt man was driving his car south bound along Commonwealth Avenue when he struck two pedestrians crossing the road approximately 70 meters north of the pedestrian crossing.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the scene and conveyed the pedestrians [...]
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated and transported a 9-year-old male to The Canberra Hospital following a pedestrian accident outside the Bonython Primary School, Hurtle Ave, Bonython.
Patient has received multiple injuries and is in a critical condition.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 8.57am.
10:20am Tuesday 12 April 2011
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that his government is going to start calling people up to tell them how great walking is as part of the Walk21 push he’s signed us up to.
“The survey will ask Canberrans to express their opinion on the importance of walking and identify the physical, social and institutional barriers [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope was back at work yesterday after his lengthy holiday. He put out a media release on Canberra being included in yet another feasability study into high speed rail.
But today he’s returning to planet earth gradually, announcing we’re now signed up to “the International Charter for Walking”.
“Canberra has the best walking and [...]
[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 [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is thrilled that she’s got a motion through the Legislative Assembly “calling on the Government to prioritise pedestrians, cyclists and public transport in planning, traffic, and urban design policies in Canberra.”
A motion without legislation is only slightly more significant than the Canberra College SRC moving to make the ACT a [...]
I just wanted to remind cyclists within the Canberra Region (particularly the inner north) that Cycle Paths are indeed SHARED PATHS, pedestrians have just as much right to use these paths as cyclists.
My 5 year old and I were verbally assaulted in O’Connor on Friday afternoon by an extremely aggressive individual on a bicycle, he [...]
Does anyone know who is responsible for the guys with the “stop/slow” signs who are discouraging pedestrians from using the pedestrian crossings in Petrie and Scotts Streets – the ones that connect the separate parts of the Canberra Centre.
There is no construction work going on.
Cars rule OK! So much for encouraging people [...]
The ABC reports that the Canberra Pedestrian Forum are up in arms about new draft plans for pedestrian and cycle routes proposed for the ACT. Leon Arundell from Canberra Pedestrian Forum says “Many of Canberra’s 64,000 school children and 10,000 bus commuters can’t even get to a bus stop without walking on the road”. So [...]
Does anyone enjoy navigating through Civic lately? It’s kind of exciting at times, but for all the wrong reasons. Not enough places for pedestrians to cross safely, zebra-crossings at intersections causing the cars to grid-lock. The drivers get cranky and yell at each other and are distracted so they don’t see the [...]