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ACTION buses a valid lifestyle choice

By johnboy - 24 March 2011 18

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Owen has spotted this signage on Antill St near the Prime building.

It’s nice we’ve reached the point as a community where we accept our ACTION buses.

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ACTION buses a valid lifestyle choice
Jethro 10:18 pm 24 Mar 11

mousie15 said :

JC, I was referring to the fact that the major roads connecting Gungahlin lack the capacity to support the ever increasing number of new houses in the area.

Gungahlin is a planning disgrace, I have had the unpleasant task to venture that way a few times in the past week.

What we have in Gungahlin is the most densely populated part of the city being serviced by the least amount of access roads in Canberra. Then we add on the fact that the few roads that actually service the area don’t have the capacity to handle the traffic that use them, so people in this end of town are stuck with levels of congestion that simply should not exist in this town. So now in response to the poor forward planning, the ACT government has been forced into a position where they essentially have to add to the traffic problems even more by blocking off most of the roads for roadworks that still won’t bring them up to a comparable level to the roads that service the rest of Canberra.

You have to feel for the poor bastards who actually live up that way and are crammed onto blocks of land that are so small they are barely able to hold the poorly built houses which they contain. There’s hardly room to move a wheely bin down the space between a house and its fenceline and I’m positive every man can hear his neighbour fart at night. If things don’t change, this is the future of housing in Canberra, and hard working people earning good money are going to have to resign themselves to a life of lowered living standards that exist for no other reason than poor planning and a property development industry that has been given free reign to build as many cheap crappy houses on as little land with as little access to services as possible.

Why people would pay top dollar to live there when you could get an established place in Belco or Tuggers for the same price or less is beyond me. I wasn’t really aware of how truly crap this part of Canberra is until I was forced to drive around there a few times this week, but the traffic up there is reminiscent of the worst parts of Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and the new housing estates are nothing short of depressing.

I don’t have a problem with medium density housing. In fact, I would say it is what is needed for the future. But the way it has been implemented in places like Gungahlin are truly appalling. The suburbs lack any real amenity and for the people who live there they have little more to offer than the idea of living in a ‘new house’ (unlike all those established homes, with their superior construction quality, tree lined streets and, um, roads that connect them to places)

astrojax 8:25 pm 24 Mar 11

Davo111 said :

totally agree. I think 40km/hr road work signs would be followed if they were covered up after shifts.

they should be followed simply because they represent the posted limit for that road at that time… nonetheless, it sn’t always, or even often, that 40km/h zones are there only to protect road workers; they are most often there as the road surface is damaged, or in such a state as to present a potential hazard at a higher speed. don’t be so blase about these speed limits.

mousie15 7:13 pm 24 Mar 11

“As for poor planning by the government, get real, as much as we love to blame the government they cannot be held responsible for everything. Besides with road resealing like this a week seems to be about the normal time before removal of said signs.”

JC, I was referring to the fact that the major roads connecting Gungahlin lack the capacity to support the ever increasing number of new houses in the area.

Davo111 6:35 pm 24 Mar 11

Peptis said :

I understand that they want to get the signs in place before the work starts, but they should at least cover them up.

totally agree. I think 40km/hr road work signs would be followed if they were covered up after shifts.

JC 5:54 pm 24 Mar 11

mousie15 said :

While on the topic of poor roadwork signage… Why are the 60km roadwork signs on Horsepark Drive still up? Everyone is sticking to 60km per hour even though the loose rocks are gone, the lines are marked and there is not a single road worker in sight! The traffic jams on Horsepark Drive have really been insane…. I realise it is primarily a result of poor planning by the ACT Government’s but I’m sure the 60km signs are not helping!!!!

Drove down there today and there is still a lot of loose rocks about. Had some dick over take me whilst I was doing the 60km/h limit spraying rocks my way as he choofed past.

As for poor planning by the government, get real, as much as we love to blame the government they cannot be held responsible for everything. Besides with road resealing like this a week seems to be about the normal time before removal of said signs.

mousie15 5:18 pm 24 Mar 11

While on the topic of poor roadwork signage… Why are the 60km roadwork signs on Horsepark Drive still up? Everyone is sticking to 60km per hour even though the loose rocks are gone, the lines are marked and there is not a single road worker in sight! The traffic jams on Horsepark Drive have really been insane…. I realise it is primarily a result of poor planning by the ACT Government’s but I’m sure the 60km signs are not helping!!!!

EvanJames 5:13 pm 24 Mar 11

Are they still accepting ACTION buses or are there now no exceptions?

mousie15 5:09 pm 24 Mar 11

It looks like the guys responsible for the road closure may have taken the next step already… On my drive home this afternoon I came across barriers preventing access at two points. The first near BP and the other by the sign in the above picture..

Peptis 2:25 pm 24 Mar 11

As GBT said, the road isn’t closed yet, but all the “road closed” signs are up. This is the sort of thing that leads to people not believing cautionary signs and getting themselves into trouble (the same sort of thing is said a lot about road work signs).

I understand that they want to get the signs in place before the work starts, but they should at least cover them up.

astrojax 1:17 pm 24 Mar 11

i don’t know why the road is closed – perhaps it leads to a nine metre plummet into a concrete basin and the thoughtful chaps at roads wanted to alert us to this danger..?

gentoopenguin 1:16 pm 24 Mar 11

I will never accept Action Buses.

djk 12:35 pm 24 Mar 11

What would be the affect of ignoring this sign?

astrojax 11:43 am 24 Mar 11

nice that the important information on this road sign has been impeded with a business logo – i trust freyssinet will compensate any misadventure undergone through the sign being ignored…

GBT 11:24 am 24 Mar 11

Despite grammatically incorrect signage to the contrary, the road is not at all closed and despite signs also saying “local traffic only” the usual hordes from Gungahlin way and further out pour down that street making it very difficult to even get out of my own street.

I expect once they actually start building the roundabout they will actually close the road instead of just posting signs pretending it’s closed.

housebound 10:32 am 24 Mar 11

Maybe that’s where the mystery missing bus goes every morning instead of collecting waiting school children and workers from its usual route.

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