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Enhancing the use of LBG

By Indi 3 November 2005 12

In addition to the waterskiing on LBG, ABC uncovered a news flash that we will be seeing a brigade of water taxis to ferry tourists/commuters around the inner basin from early next year.

I couldn’t track down any further detail put out by the NCA (via a press release), does anyone know anymore about the addition of another watercraft shortly to be seen zipping around on the ‘dam’? I wonder how Mr Corbell feels about this? I wonder if it really matters given the NCA maintain jurisdiction…

I think perhaps we should see a trial of the Segway!

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Indi 11:47 am 04 Nov 05

Yeah anyway, it is interesting to see that perhaps by stealth, we will see more motorized watercraft on the lake.

The impression previously given was that a trial was allowed for waterskiing at the eastern end of the lake and that would be the only sector of the lake to see power boats gain access.

ssanta 10:26 am 04 Nov 05

stick the monorail up your arse, along with light rail.

bonfire 9:47 am 04 Nov 05

sadly, PRT was a legitimate mass transit proposal in the mid 70’s in Canberra.

Ive seen the plans…

Indi 9:22 am 04 Nov 05

I’d put the farm on it that people would prefer an inter-town rollercoaster as opposed to a busaway!

b2 – Segway’s naturally operate on the footpath.

Spitfire3 9:13 am 04 Nov 05

Yeah. Don’t worry Chalker, I forgive ya.

Chalker 8:31 am 04 Nov 05

Was that sarcasm Spitfire3? Sorry – brain still asleep.

Chalker 8:29 am 04 Nov 05

Perhaps we could combine the idea of the ULTra PRT with a monorail. Put in some steeply banked curves to make the ride interesting…voila, inter-town rollercoaster!

Chalker 8:26 am 04 Nov 05

Until you look at its top speed of just under 40km/h – and that’s for level ground. Not exactly rapid.

Spitfire3 11:14 pm 03 Nov 05

“…the option of personal rapid transport:

Wow, it’s like some sort of a small car! And it has it’s own roads to guide it instead of a driver! Laying out an entire new second set of roads would be MUCH more environmentally friendly than having low-emission cars with drivers. I’m excited at this new and infallible transport option!

b2 5:34 pm 03 Nov 05

I’m not sure how well the segway would go on the lake, but it would give the chance for the water police to get out more!

Indi 4:15 pm 03 Nov 05

Further to the Human Transport ‘Segway’, I remember Kate Carnell saying once that Canberra could consider the option of personal rapid transport:

At least it seems cooler than a bus making up a couple of minutes from Belco and the City. Mr Gordon-Stewart perhaps may be interested…naturally Mr Corbell won’t.

bonfire 3:43 pm 03 Nov 05

one of my friends proposes a series of canals across canberra, incl the airport, which could be used by water taxis to ferry people about.

i think teh series of locks between lbg and lake ginninderra might make teh plan less than practical.

then again, im not the loon blowing 150 mil to make the bus run 3 minutes quicker.

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