As we were on the way to Erindale this morning, I commented to my husband that it looked as if some of the bike paths around our area of Tuggeranong have been re-surfaced. As a frequent user of these paths my husband then went on to appraise me of what he thought of the new surface. Whilst he appreciates that they have been “upgraded”, it seems as if the quality of the upgrade is rather poor, and in his words, must have been done by The Bodgy Brothers. The biggest problem seems to be that the new surface is re-laid directly on top of the old surface with inadequate preparation, leaving in place most of the existing lumps and bumps caused by tree roots etc. To boot, the new surface is not of good quality and causes more friction between it and the tyre.
It appears that road surfacing in Canberra is generally of a low quality. Has the government never heard of the concept of doing the job properly and therefore less frequently? Given the extremes of temperature experienced in the ACT, would it not be wise to go for higher quality over scrimping to save a few dollars?
Wondering if it’s just the South side of town that has been dudded on the bike paths?
I have also noticed on my travels that the newly constructed roads around Majura seem to be along the same lines as the GDE in that they make not much extra provision for increases in traffic over the next few years. Waiting at the lights on Friday afternoon to come back into Canberra from Majura Road, traffic queues were significant and it dawned on me that even when the roadworks on this side of the new development were finished, it was not going to make any difference. The lane to turn right at the main intersection seems also to be narrower than a standard car.
The Government could clearly do with a trip to the optometrists to try to do something about it’s very bad shortsightedness.