Last week a baby was born in a traffic jam on Gungahlin Drive, which will at least be useful practice for the rest of its life.
Today Alistair Coe is asking why one can’t get from this supposedly arterial road to Calvary Hospital sitting pretty much next to it:
The ACT Government was advised to build an access road for emergency purposes from the GDE to Calvary Hospital by the Liberal Chaired Planning and Urban Services Standing Committee as long ago as 2001, said Alistair Coe, Shadow Minister for Urban Services.
The issue has been highlighted with the dramatic delivery of a baby on the roadside because the couple could not get through GDE traffic.
I am concerned about the Governments inability to manage the GDE has lead to severe traffic jams which has made the journey to Calvary Hospital much longer than it should have been.
In this case, there was a happy ending and I congratulate the couple, but it shows if you do not plan and build properly there can be very real consequences.
Welcome to the world, you’re now an opportunity for Alistair Coe to say “I told you so”.