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Civic jaywalkers

By facet 27 May 2011 87

the jaywalkers of civic

Car drivers and bike riders cop a lot of flak when it comes to road accidents but civic pedestrians seem to have a death wish when they illegally cross the road (corner of Northbourne Ave and London Crt.).

The next corner at Alinga St and Northbourne is even worse.

Has anyone tried to enforce Jay Walking laws (presuming the ACT has these?).

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dtc 9:37 pm 27 Aug 13

Tunnel from Capital Hill to about the NRMA building. Or an overhead expressway, but apparently people dont like that. Pave or grass the road and its a great location for the multi cultural festival

Innovation 8:23 pm 27 Aug 13

Martlark said :

Why is the busiest pedestrian area in Canberra bisected by a six to seven lane 60km/h road? Surely the whole Civic area should be 40km/h?

+1 It’s pretty hard (or risky) to get above 50 most times anyway!

Minz 6:22 pm 27 Aug 13

Meh, I’m always jaywalking most everywhere… everywhere it’s safe, that is! The only time I’ve had a close call was one time I was daydreaming and just obeyed the little green man. A mate pulled me back just as I was about to step into the path of a speeding car which was running the red light (going straight).

Forget the little green man – an engaged brain, active eyes and ears without distractions work much better. It’s the people who are texting or insulated from the world by their earphones that I worry about.

Whitworth Spanner 5:54 pm 27 Aug 13

bundah said :

Pitchka said :

bundah said :

Saw about 4 or 5 peeps cross there late on Friday night a few weeks ago while the peds light was red. The surprising thing was that there were two cops standing right next to them who totally ignored them. One would have thought that they would have said something to them but no not a word, go figure.

4 or 5 peeps, 2 cops, yet they said nothing to them..

I have come to the conclusion that the 4 or 5 peeps were in fact Leb. Cops outnumbered 2 to 1, we all know how lebs like to roll.

Nah they were mostly females in minis and high heels(of course appropriately dressed for a freezing night) and it was an older Sarge with a junior. They obviously had bigger fish to fry.

Depending on how short the said minis were, they could probably smell the fish…

bugmenot 4:54 pm 27 Aug 13

make’m pay rego. that’ll teach em. also means you can report them.

Martlark 4:10 pm 27 Aug 13

Why is the busiest pedestrian area in Canberra bisected by a six to seven lane 60km/h road? Surely the whole Civic area should be 40km/h?


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