1 March 2006

Canberra has a Ring Road - who knew?!

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After reading the story in the Canberra Times the other day about the two rival factory outlet centres being built in Canberra (one being the Brand Depot at the Canberra Airport, the other the DFO at EpiCentre on Canberra Avenue), I hunted down the website of Brand Depot to see what other information was available. (I was bored, OK?)

Anyway, according to the Brand Depot website, Brand Depot is situated “at the intersection of Canberra’s ring road (Majura Road/Monaro Highway) and Canberra’s main east – west road (Parkes Way/Pialligo Avenue)”.

Canberra’s ring road?

They refer to it again on a map.

Whoever heard of this being Canberra’s ring road? Parts of this “ring road” aren’t even built yet (the GDE). A bit of creative marketing by the people at the Airport to promote the location of their new shopping mall? I guess “at the intersection of Canberra’s ring road and main east-west road” sounds better than “out behind the airport, on the way to Goulburn”.

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I think it might pop up due to the “related content” script running. You see some really interesting stories and then realise that they are old.

Tricky for related content to be newer than today’s story.

EvanJames said :

Well, the article is 5 years old!

Heh… wonder why it popped up in my RSS feed today then?

*scratches head*
*moves on*

A little off topic, but matches the title description –

Why does the William Hovell Drive Belconnen traffic heading to Woden/Tuggeranong get mixed with Belconnen traffic heading to Civic?

This has to be a record, reviving a 5 year old article that never received any posting in the first place.

I would have thought that Hindmarsh Dr would be unequivocally Canberra’s main east-west road?

Although a quick look has shown that while Hindmarsh is 14km long, the Parkes Way – Moreshead Dr – Pialligo Avenue route totals 17kms. Several kilometres of that isn’t really in “Canberra” though, to my was of thinking, and doesn’t run particularly east-west.

Captain RAAF2:12 pm 02 Mar 11

and Majura road is a pain in the ring….

Well, the article is 5 years old!

The links! They are broken!

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