Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Skilled legal advice with
accessible & personal attention

Bowen Place upgrade back on track

By johnboy - 19 September 2012 35

bowen place

The ABC has a story on the cash strapped National Capital Authority being told to also put an underpass onto Bowen Place making the lake loop significantly safer.

For reason not entirely clear to us this has prompted Pedal Power to declare Katy Gallagher the winner of the upcoming election and congratulate her on operating Simon Crean like a sock puppet

[Photo Courtesy Pedal Power]


UPDATE: Pedal power have forwarded the joint Gallagher/Crean media release:

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
35 Responses to
Bowen Place upgrade back on track
colourful sydney rac 8:37 am 20 Sep 12

Masquara said :

It’s Caretaker period – so why is Simon Crean ignoring the Caretaker conventions (they exist for good reason)? Simon Crean should have issued the release either jointly with ACT Liberals and ACT Labor, or issued it outside Caretaker period. BAD FORM SIMON CREAN!

*sigh* moron.

johnboy 12:09 am 20 Sep 12

A few years ago I was told a basic seagull intersection costs $5 million, and that’s just some concrete islands laid onto existing road base. Consultants need to eat it seems.

shauno 12:08 am 20 Sep 12

$10 million surely we can do it for a lot cheaper than that. What so dig ditch across road place pre fabricated concrete blocks in ditch cover over re pave road and connect bike path. 10 million you beauty. And its going to take 12 months? In Singapore this sort of thing would be built in a couple of months.

Masquara 10:07 pm 19 Sep 12

c_c said :

It’s Commonwealth funding, for a Commonwealth project, on Commonwealth land (or land within their planning control).

Problem… none.

There is definitely an issue, sorry. During Caretaker there is NO government. Simon Crean is flouting convention. The fact that it is a Commonwealth project is irrelevant: Katie Gallagher has wrongly been included in the publicity. WRONG.

wildturkeycanoe 9:30 pm 19 Sep 12

I really hope the cyclist’s lobby recognizes the impost on our already promised tripled housing rates for their pure cycling enjoyment!!!! If I was asked to contribute, I would NOT, but the government seems hell bent on taxing me to pay for the little luxuries that our two-wheeled “friends” keep receiving.

damien haas 8:46 pm 19 Sep 12

I made a submission over a year ago, suggesting that instead of spending 10 million dollars and building an underpass you just know people will be mugged in, or choose not to use at night and therefore still get hit crossing the road – that they build a simple stair case rising from the cycle path adjacent to the lakes edge, to the bridge.

c_c 7:44 pm 19 Sep 12

It’s Commonwealth funding, for a Commonwealth project, on Commonwealth land (or land within their planning control).

Problem… none.

Masquara 7:43 pm 19 Sep 12

It’s Caretaker period – so why is Simon Crean ignoring the Caretaker conventions (they exist for good reason)? Simon Crean should have issued the release either jointly with ACT Liberals and ACT Labor, or issued it outside Caretaker period. BAD FORM SIMON CREAN!

gazket 6:41 pm 19 Sep 12

People can get around or loop the lake without crossing Bowen PL

troll-sniffer 6:34 pm 19 Sep 12

Well at least this one will be used by hundreds of people each day, for the $10 million, unlike the proposed Adelaide Avenue bus stops where for the same money we’ll get a dozen or two each day, optimistically speaking.

Antagonist 5:58 pm 19 Sep 12

c_c said :

KB1971 said :

I dont know why we need an underpass, why not just loop a skybridge from the bike path to the side of the Kings Ave bridge. Or just an overpass pedestrian bridge like the rest of Canberra.

Really?

It has to do with what will have the least impact on the landscape while offering the most utility for users. Underpass is an elegant solution. Any sort of over pass not only creates an eye sore visually, but will no doubt need to be caged to prevent rock throwers, creating an even greater eye sore.

But a bridge will give a troll a new home. Anyone seen Henry BG lately?

jase! 5:28 pm 19 Sep 12

can we get bookies odds on what will be finished first, this underpass or the repairs to the bike path between the hospice and RMC?

where has the pedal power agitation been on the seemingly complete lack of progress in getting part of the cities existing cycle infrastructure repaired ?

c_c 5:17 pm 19 Sep 12

KB1971 said :

I dont know why we need an underpass, why not just loop a skybridge from the bike path to the side of the Kings Ave bridge. Or just an overpass pedestrian bridge like the rest of Canberra.

Really?

It has to do with what will have the least impact on the landscape while offering the most utility for users. Underpass is an elegant solution. Any sort of over pass not only creates an eye sore visually, but will no doubt need to be caged to prevent rock throwers, creating an even greater eye sore.

KB1971 5:09 pm 19 Sep 12

I dont know why we need an underpass, why not just loop a skybridge from the bike path to the side of the Kings Ave bridge. Or just an overpass pedestrian bridge like the rest of Canberra.

Henry82 4:14 pm 19 Sep 12

Well it’s a dangerous crossing…. 10 million dollars dangerous? hmmmmmmmmmmm

If they widened it, put a pedestrian island in the middle, and put some lines on the road, it would be much safer. The problem is everyone swings around the circle at full speed. If drivers want to go into the right lane, they just casually drift wide, which makes it difficult to cross

1 2 3

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site