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A quick trip down the GDE

By johnboy 15 May 2007 33

So this morning I drove and NTP operated the camera and here’s a look at the newly completed sections of the Gungahlin Drive Extension from the Barton Highway to Belconnen Way.

[Music: Don’t Delay by Utility]

Interesting they’ve got special roo fences along there which are designed to let animals get away from the road while deterring them from getting in. Also there is a very impressive cycle path which has not been neglected while cutting the design of the road down to single lane each way.

UPDATED: GDE goes international! The video got two youtube honours!

“#31 – Most Viewed (Today) – Autos & Vehicles – All
#25 – Most Viewed (Today) – Autos & Vehicles – English
#10 – Most Linked (Today) – Autos & Vehicles – All

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Ralph 12:38 pm 19 May 07

Cool video.

Once the whole thing is finished I don’t think it’ll save any time going to and from civic etc during peak hours Mon-Fri.

Growling Ferret 11:26 am 17 May 07

I went through at ten to 8 this morning, and it was superb. The trip from Gungahlin to Barton was completed inside 20 minutes – its never happened before…

Al 12:07 pm 16 May 07

So SBN, community comment can make a difference it would seem.
And it’s interesting that RA does a better job of promoting GDE issues than Roads ACT seems to be able to manage…
Jase I didn’t believe you about Victoria allowing u-turns at lights, but it is indeed true acording to the Vic road rules. Stoopid bloody mexicans.

swissbignose 10:52 am 16 May 07

Interestingly enough, traffic arrangements today had the exit from the GDE go into its own lane (for about 30 metres), with the traffic from Caswell Drive prevented from turning into the outside lane (the one otherwise to be used by GDE exiters).

Should be a better flow. I’ll have to try it again tomorrow.

jase! 10:48 am 16 May 07

Al, the u-turn at traffic lights with/without signs is one of the best cases why the Australian Road rules (1999) is a farce, its legal without a sign permitting it in victoria and illegal in tassie and NSW, looking for the ACT ruling at the moment

iceu 9:22 am 16 May 07

I’m not game to take it in peak hour, but it sure is handy getting from Gungahlin to ANU for sports practice on Sunday arvos. Only takes five minutes off the trip but requires much less thinking than the back way through Lyneham, O’Connor etc.

Al 9:03 am 16 May 07

U-turn at traffic lights is illegal unless signed as OK. Do people not understand this most basic of traffic laws…?

RandomGit 5:59 am 16 May 07

While I’m sure it makes perfect fiscal sense for a city this size, this ‘one lane now, the other lane later’ approach really shits me.

andy 11:04 pm 15 May 07

actually, it now appears broken from my internode connection

futto 10:39 pm 15 May 07

Single lane! hahahahahah! nice future proofing there, dubasses.

Sammy 9:54 pm 15 May 07

I feel ill as a result of both the camera work, and the girl singing. Someone put her out of her misery.

Aeek 9:36 pm 15 May 07

Instead of Caswell, take Bindubi and turn right onto Belco. Bonus, you miss the construction fun.

Aeek 9:05 pm 15 May 07

Driving from Gungahlin last night I wasn’t sure if it was Baron Highway ahead. I couldn’t read the sign before committing because there was a huge exit sign blocking my view. Brilliant!

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