Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

We'll switch your business
to Led lighting for Free*

Floriade traffic measures kick off

By johnboy - 9 August 2012 23

Territory and Municipal Services are warning that the Floriade embuggerance to Commonwealth Avenue is starting again:

Effective from Monday 13 August 2012 the following arrangements will be in place:

— a perimeter fence installed around the Floriade site;
— temporary traffic lights will be operational on Commonwealth Avenue; and
— the speed limit along Commonwealth Avenue will be reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h.

To assist with installation of the fence there will be lane closures along Parkes Way (westbound) between 9 am and 4 pm on Monday 13 August 2012.

From Monday 20 August 2012 Commonwealth Park will be closed including the three car parks at Regatta Point which are bounded by Barrine Drive, Regatta Place and Albert Street.

Commonwealth Park including the abovementioned car parks will be reopened to the public at 9 am on Monday 29 October 2012. The temporary traffic lights on Commonwealth Avenue will also be removed on Monday 29 October 2012 and the speed limit returned to 70k m/h.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
23 Responses to
Floriade traffic measures kick off
astrojax 1:01 pm 10 Aug 12

deye said :

given that there are traffic lights with pedestrian crossings in 80 zones, I don’t get why the speed limit has to be lowered for this one.

it ought anyway to permanently be a 30kmh zone to ensure enveryone has the leisure to enjoy the views from this vantage point in our beautiful city…

Jim Jones 9:35 am 10 Aug 12

Out of my way! I’m a motorist!

davo101 9:19 am 10 Aug 12

deye said :

given that there are traffic lights with pedestrian crossings in 80 zones, I don’t get why the speed limit has to be lowered for this one.

The greatly increased traffic going into and coming out of the car parks.

deye 10:21 pm 09 Aug 12

given that there are traffic lights with pedestrian crossings in 80 zones, I don’t get why the speed limit has to be lowered for this one.

qbngeek 4:30 pm 09 Aug 12

bundah said :

qbngeek said :

davo101 said :

qbngeek said :

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

A quick look at Nearmaps give 260m. So well done on being only out by 800%.

Meh, it was a guesstimation based on the last time I was in the area about 3 years ago. It is still more than close enough to take the 5 minutes to walk around it since you are going to spend the next couple of houors walking around looking at flowers.

Personally doesn’y bother me as I try not to go into the city more than once a month or so (and then its a night to go to see a show at Canberra Theatre) and since I come from Quangers I don’t need to go near Commonwealth Ave.

Yeah who cares a few hundred metres here a few hundred there we all make mistakes.Shite I even had one drawn to my attention this morning by some qbngeek!lol

Haha, but at least we can take the corrections on the chin. There are many on here who would have argued that nearmaps is wrong or even just shouted “NO ITS NOT”.

bundah 3:56 pm 09 Aug 12

qbngeek said :

davo101 said :

qbngeek said :

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

A quick look at Nearmaps give 260m. So well done on being only out by 800%.

Meh, it was a guesstimation based on the last time I was in the area about 3 years ago. It is still more than close enough to take the 5 minutes to walk around it since you are going to spend the next couple of houors walking around looking at flowers.

Personally doesn’y bother me as I try not to go into the city more than once a month or so (and then its a night to go to see a show at Canberra Theatre) and since I come from Quangers I don’t need to go near Commonwealth Ave.

Yeah who cares a few hundred metres here a few hundred there we all make mistakes.Shite I even had one drawn to my attention this morning by some qbngeek!lol

qbngeek 2:07 pm 09 Aug 12

davo101 said :

qbngeek said :

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

A quick look at Nearmaps give 260m. So well done on being only out by 800%.

Meh, it was a guesstimation based on the last time I was in the area about 3 years ago. It is still more than close enough to take the 5 minutes to walk around it since you are going to spend the next couple of houors walking around looking at flowers.

Personally doesn’y bother me as I try not to go into the city more than once a month or so (and then its a night to go to see a show at Canberra Theatre) and since I come from Quangers I don’t need to go near Commonwealth Ave.

KB1971 1:06 pm 09 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

enrique said :

qbngeek said :

enrique said :

awww mannnnnn! I wish they’d build an underpass already!!!

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

You mean the one that nobody was using, hence the reason why they installed temporary traffic lights?

Couldn’t the government raise some much needed revenue by fining road-clogging pedestrians for Jay-walking?

There’s a perfectly good underpass. Better signage and better organised pathways and fencing out of the car park would see most people use it.
For the few dumbos who want to play Frogger, get a couple of policemen out there to sort them out.

Its only jaywalking if it is within 20m of a controlled intersection.

Johnboy, can we just cut & paste the whingers & replyers from the last couple of years & beat everybody to it.

Big deal people, so you have to 60km/h for 1km. Sureley you can micromanage your time somewhere else in the day?

HenryBG 10:48 am 09 Aug 12

enrique said :

qbngeek said :

enrique said :

awww mannnnnn! I wish they’d build an underpass already!!!

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

You mean the one that nobody was using, hence the reason why they installed temporary traffic lights?

Couldn’t the government raise some much needed revenue by fining road-clogging pedestrians for Jay-walking?

There’s a perfectly good underpass. Better signage and better organised pathways and fencing out of the car park would see most people use it.
For the few dumbos who want to play Frogger, get a couple of policemen out there to sort them out.

enrique 10:34 am 09 Aug 12

qbngeek said :

enrique said :

awww mannnnnn! I wish they’d build an underpass already!!!

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

You mean the one that nobody was using, hence the reason why they installed temporary traffic lights?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 10:07 am 09 Aug 12

davo101 said :

qbngeek said :

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

A quick look at Nearmaps give 260m. So well done on being only out by 800%.

Is that ACT Treasury calling with a job offer…?

davo101 9:58 am 09 Aug 12

qbngeek said :

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

A quick look at Nearmaps give 260m. So well done on being only out by 800%.

cubicle01 9:52 am 09 Aug 12

enrique said :

awww mannnnnn! I wish they’d build an underpass already!!!

I heard that Brockway got a monorail for their Floriade and it fixed everything.

qbngeek 9:41 am 09 Aug 12

enrique said :

awww mannnnnn! I wish they’d build an underpass already!!!

You mean like the one located 30m from the lights that goes under the bridge??

enrique 9:31 am 09 Aug 12

awww mannnnnn! I wish they’d build an underpass already!!!

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site