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Drakeford Drive as according to Territory and Municipal Services

By Skidbladnir - 20 January 2014 23

drakeford drive

It’s not simply your mind playing tricks on you, Drakeford Drive is intentionally awful to cars running against peak traffic flow, by design.

(Ie: catch one red and you’ll probably catch them all)

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/roads-transport/traffic/trafficsignals/drakeford_drive

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Drakeford Drive as according to Territory and Municipal Services
HiddenDragon 1:04 am 21 Jan 14

“It’s not simply your mind playing tricks on you, Drakeford Drive is intentionally awful to cars running against peak traffic flow, by design.” – just Drakeford Drive? – this sounds like standard operating procedure.

gooterz 11:31 pm 20 Jan 14

Soo instead of making use of sensors they just go on time. I can imagine it now they should increase the speeds of some sections and slow down others. Please travel at 88km/h.

The only solution is light rail.

goody658 9:52 pm 20 Jan 14

weeziepops said :

Kind of related to this… What are the best/worst times for the morning commute along the Tuggeranong parkway? I live in Tuggeranong and will be working in Belconnen and am wondering when I should be leaving if I want to minimise driving time. Any advice?

Before 8am is your best bet, I leave from Kambah. Later than 8ish and that’s when i find “everyone” else is on the road.

Postalgeek 9:35 pm 20 Jan 14

Muchas Gracias, señor Skid.

¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Epa! Yeeha!

chewy14 9:18 pm 20 Jan 14

magiccar9 said :

So TAMS shows this data, tells us that the lights don’t match up, and yet what are they doing to correct this? They carry on about the environment and how we should be doing our part, but they can’t even line up the lights on one of Canberra’s busiest corridors.

Ah, they do line up. For the direction with the majority of traffic.

dks00k 8:43 pm 20 Jan 14

magiccar9 said :

So TAMS shows this data, tells us that the lights don’t match up, and yet what are they doing to correct this? They carry on about the environment and how we should be doing our part, but they can’t even line up the lights on one of Canberra’s busiest corridors.

Hmmmmm. Really??

magiccar9 8:34 pm 20 Jan 14

So TAMS shows this data, tells us that the lights don’t match up, and yet what are they doing to correct this? They carry on about the environment and how we should be doing our part, but they can’t even line up the lights on one of Canberra’s busiest corridors.

weeziepops 7:12 pm 20 Jan 14

Kind of related to this… What are the best/worst times for the morning commute along the Tuggeranong parkway? I live in Tuggeranong and will be working in Belconnen and am wondering when I should be leaving if I want to minimise driving time. Any advice?

belowra 6:42 pm 20 Jan 14

It is not peak time lights on Drakeford that worry me so much, it is the pointless stupidity of a system where when you are travelling southward during quiet times and want to turn right, whilst the main lights are green the turning light is always red until such time as traffic travelling north arrive and then they are stopped so that we may turn across them. Surely that facet could be fixed without too much trouble.

wildturkeycanoe 6:28 pm 20 Jan 14

Solidarity said :

Someone work out what speed you need to do against peak flow in order to get all greens…

I have already worked it out, approx. 90+km/h. That’s an approximation of the speed of cars in front of me that made it through before the red that I got stuck behind at every intersection whilst doing 80.

howeph 5:38 pm 20 Jan 14

Solidarity said :

Someone work out what speed you need to do against peak flow in order to get all greens…

You have to go fast enough to make time go backwards – like Superman.

Look at the chart.

If going right to left (Sulwood to Erindale) there is no slope that isn’t downward ( i.e. time running backwards) that gets consecutive greens. Not even going at the speed of light will do it.

davo101 4:58 pm 20 Jan 14

Traffic light bitching always remind me of this.

Solidarity 4:54 pm 20 Jan 14

Someone work out what speed you need to do against peak flow in order to get all greens…

Skidbladnir 4:53 pm 20 Jan 14

RandomPoster said :

So the word from TAMS is that if you are heading north in the morning you walnt to accelerate REALLY fast from the lights at Erindale drive to make sure you get to the next set in time….

Switch “north” for “south” and you’re on the money. Their paper is showing that Drakeford Drive is all smooth sailing headed North in the AM.
When they’re in Coordinated Mode, the unfortunate implied answer is just “floor it (except at the speed camera) if you want to make good time when traveling against peak hour”.

PS: RiotACT encourages safe driving.

RandomPoster 4:29 pm 20 Jan 14

So the word from TAMS is that if you are heading north in the morning you want to accelerate REALLY fast from the lights at Erindale drive to make sure you get to the next set in time….

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