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Drakeford Drive as according to Territory and Municipal Services

By Skidbladnir 20 January 2014 23

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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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Woody Mann-Caruso 12:10 pm 22 Jan 14

magiccar9 said :

what are they doing to correct this?

You’re suggesting that it’s broken, rather than, oh, I don’t know, carefully and deliberately engineered that way by qualified people for good reasons.

belowra said :

Surely that facet could be fixed without too much trouble.

I’m sure it’s trivial. Engineering always is. The problems are simple and the consequences are tiny. That’s why they let just anybody be an engineer. I mean, you’re one, aren’t you? Hollywood Upstairs Engineering College?

watto23 11:48 am 22 Jan 14

There is nothing wrong with Drakeford. In the morning thew peak traffic generally flows well. The people who get stopped at lights driving north are the ones who speed and thus get to the next set of lights before they have gone green.

If you are driving against the peak hour traffic, I’m sorry you will have to be inconvenienced. Same for the afternoon traffic, if flows quite well.

Good traffic management means getting the majority of the cars to their destination sooner, not clogging up the roads for longer, because the much smaller number people driving in the opposite direction have to stop too often.

steveu 10:42 am 22 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.

I think alot of people would like to know what they are going to do about it.

Its probably my imagination (and happy to be corrected) but it seems that the north has received a substantial amount of attention form the council over the last 10-15 years with the south not getting much at all. I appreciate there are new suburbs in gunghalin that need infrastructure development as they are growing, but apart from the duplication of tharwa drive I cant think of much recently. perhaps now they have sold off the land opposite bunnings with a view to make more money out of multi-dwelling units there, some more money will finally flow south?

The traffic lights in question, as I understand it, communicate with each other, and will co-ordinate to let the ‘pack’ get through. If you are not in ‘the pack’ then you will more than likely hit red lights all the way (and at least double your travel time across that stretch of road).

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