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Alistair Coe unable to use roads?

By johnboy 14 August 2013 28

In astonishing news the Liberals’ Alistair Coe has announced that the lack of coordination in roadworks has rendered him immobile!

ACT Shadow Minister for Urban Services Alistair Coe is today calling on the Government to ensure that roadworks are undertaken in a coordinated manner to stop traffic problems that are foreseeable and avoidable. Mr Coe said the ACT Government has a poor track record for coordinating roadworks throughout Canberra.

It is often far too difficult for commuters to use Canberra roads because of the Governments lack of care in organising roadworks in the same areas,” Mr Coe said today.

(Emphasis mine)

He does have a point though, we can surely do the roadworks better?

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bigred 5:22 pm 16 Aug 13

Re#25, how about I start with lines of sight at intersections being ruined by those plastic water filled barriers, or the failure to warn that there is a one lane arrangement on the other side of a crest. These are two current gripes, sorry I dont have a dashcam yet to illustrate – Choice recommended none.

Leon 3:35 pm 16 Aug 13

I find it difficult to use the footpaths on my street.
This is not because the paths are clogged by footpathworks.
I have to walk at least 200 metres along the road just to get to the nearest footpath.

tuco 8:24 am 16 Aug 13

JC said :

tuco said :

JC said :

PS what major roadworks do we have now? All I can think of is Parkes Way and the Majura Parkway. They seem far enough away to be separate and have roadworks free alternative routings. So what the fark is he on about.

I welcome this view. From now on, all references can be made to “all I can think of” rather than any actual research. After all, people can use facts to prove almost anything that is even remotely true.

Really if that is all you could contribute to the discussion why the hell did you bother?

But for the record I don’t drive on every bit of road in Canberra. There are stretches of roads I go no where near, most of Tuggeranong and Weston Creek for example. There may well be road works down there, but I don’t know about them, hence my comment all I can think of. So really think you twit.

So, you comment on things, which, by your own admission, you know nothing about. Yet you call me a twit? So is my twitness status something you know about; something you think of, or something else? You can’t have it both ways, and hope for your comments to be valued when you admit don’t know what you are talking about.

JC 7:18 am 16 Aug 13

bigred said :

Mr Coe is getting close to a real issue here, which is the unsafe management of the roadworks. How the traffic management plans for these ever get approved is of huge concern.

He is no where near that issue, he is just having a whinge because he thinks by whinging he is being seen to be doing something.

PS what is unsafe about the traffic management plans?

ummmm_no 12:24 am 16 Aug 13

c_c™ said :

Oh Alistair, as if you really have trouble getting your tricycle through peak-hour traffic.

That’s just *bwutal*, Uniboy.

bundah 11:04 pm 15 Aug 13

Sword said :

bundah said :

Sword said :

good infrustructure

Really? well it would appear some are satisfied with borderline mediocrity..

Move to Sydney Mate they have superior roads and less traffic jams…trust me, you’ll love it there…

Ha sarcasm noted however Sydney is too big and dirty for my liking.

Just to clarify it’s not the infrastructure that’s so much the issue i’ve had it’s the methodology applied by those cracking the whip. The obvious reason that roadworks take an eternity in this town is that there are always insufficient workers and machinery to get the job done quickly and efficiently and the problem is exacerbated due to the fact that quite often too many projects are running simultaneously. This has been the modus operandi for as long as I can remember and until there’s a change in mindset peeps will continue to, quite justifiably, whinge re slowmo roadworks.

bigred 9:37 pm 15 Aug 13

Mr Coe is getting close to a real issue here, which is the unsafe management of the roadworks. How the traffic management plans for these ever get approved is of huge concern.

JC 9:15 pm 15 Aug 13

tuco said :

JC said :

PS what major roadworks do we have now? All I can think of is Parkes Way and the Majura Parkway. They seem far enough away to be separate and have roadworks free alternative routings. So what the fark is he on about.

I welcome this view. From now on, all references can be made to “all I can think of” rather than any actual research. After all, people can use facts to prove almost anything that is even remotely true.

Really if that is all you could contribute to the discussion why the hell did you bother?

But for the record I don’t drive on every bit of road in Canberra. There are stretches of roads I go no where near, most of Tuggeranong and Weston Creek for example. There may well be road works down there, but I don’t know about them, hence my comment all I can think of. So really think you twit.

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