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Antill street mess this morning.

By gumby34 30 August 2011 22

Which bright sparks idea was it to reduce Antill street to one lane to cross Northbourne ave during peak hour this morning.

The traffic was banked all the way back to the Phillip Avenue roundabout.

Took 45mins to get from roundabout to Lyneham.

You have to wonder when they issue temporary traffic arrangement that they are allowed to do this without managing the intersection.

It was a mess.

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Innovation 6:49 am 31 Aug 11

#21 00davist – I think many of us understand your personal commuting needs are probably a little unique. I can’t even comprehend the cost and pain of regularly travelling to and from Braidwood. I also agree that Canberra peak hour and roadworks delays etc shouldn’t be compared to Sydney. We are a small town and it is one of the reasons many of us have chosen not to live in Sydney in the first place.

However, some of us appreciate suggestions by others. Very few are practicable but sometimes little gems appear – even if not relevant to the person that the suggestion is directed at. I myself had an epiphany yesterday about my commuting hassles that I am going to test out in the next couple of weeks.

00davist 9:32 pm 30 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

00davist said :

KB1971 said :

Ride your bike……..

I’m so sick of this “Because I do it, everyone should” attitude.

Not everyone can ride to work, so get over it, that is simply not the answer to all of life’s problems, you over-inflated, self righteous, little martyr.

This particular issue is a big one, For its size, Canberra has a huge amount of roadwork’s going on at any one time, and many of them concern major roads, there is often little or no effort to take into account traffic, especially around peak hour, not does there seem to be any rhyme or reason to the way signage is used around roadwork’s.

I understand allot of this work needs to be done, but why does it need to be so disorganised and poorly executed?

Yep & I am completely sick of people whinging about the traffic (which compared to our larger cities is a pretty minor issue).

Yep we rely on a car too as we ferry kids to school & my wife works out of town but I don’t pesonally.

Grails has some extremely good points in his posts, take them on board ;).

So it really is to much to ask that we get a couple of days notice when someone whats to knock out a few lanes in peak hour?

Seriously, Get of your soap box, i don’t care if you walk, drive, ride, or f&%$^%g surf to work, a line like “Ride your bike……..” is both stupid, and a bloody waste of full stops!

As for being sick of people whinging about traffic, wow, I both envy you, and feel sorry for you, I envy the spare time you must have in order to read and comment on something you are don’t want to read, and i feel sorry for you, your life must be boring!

I stand by my point, there is too much construction and roadwork interfering unnecessarily with traffic in Canberra, and situations like the one in the OP need to be adequately advertised in advanced. Sure, we are not as bad a Sydney for traffic, but hey, why don’t we all sit back, and do nothing untill we are and it’s too late, that sounds like a great idea!

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