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GDE gets 90kmph

By johnboy - 2 March 2012 56

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The long wait is over people, Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that speed limits on the Gungahlin Drive Extension are going up to 90kmph.

“A review has considered the road design and road safety characteristics of the GDE as well as the outcome of noise surveys at various sites along the GDE corridor. This report recommended that the speed limit be revised to 90 km/h,” the Chief Minister said.

“The 90km/h speed limit will come into effect from 10th March 2012. It will cover the section between the Barton Highway interchange through to the Glenloch interchange. To ensure consistency it will also include the connection ramps from Tuggeranong Parkway to William Hovell Drive; the City bound connection ramps and the William Hovell City bound ramp.

“A letter will be sent to Aranda residents informing them of the outcome of the review and the noise studies over the coming days and variable message boards will also be erected on approaches to the GDE to help inform motorists of the change,” the Chief Minister said.

UPDATE 02/03/12 11:40: The TAMS reports on noise and speed are now available


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GDE gets 90kmph
Solidarity 12:14 pm 02 Mar 12

I can’t belive these Aranda people actually complained that 90 would be louder than 80. As if it’s going to make a difference with all the trucks and Harleys that use that road. What a pack of whingers.

FD10 12:13 pm 02 Mar 12

BicycleCanberra said :

All we need now is for the Government to physically separate the cycle infrastructure. http://vimeo.com/6271307. Come on Chief Minister you have been to Copenhagen.

If you like Copenhagen so much, why don’t you go and live there. And don’t let the door hit your lyrca-cladded arse on the way out!

Bluey 12:12 pm 02 Mar 12

So ill eventually just get fined for 10kph over not 20kph like before?

Its still too slow. Better then nothing though.

Keijidosha 11:55 am 02 Mar 12

“A letter will be sent to Aranda residents informing them of the outcome of the review and the noise studies over the coming days…”

Ruh roh… this will not end well.

BicycleCanberra 11:53 am 02 Mar 12

KambahUtd said :

Finally some good news for ‘we’ in Gungahlin!!

you are getting a lot of good news these days, dare I say. Pool, Offices, Expensive schools, expensive roads………..

devils_advocate 11:39 am 02 Mar 12

KambahUtd said :

Finally some good news for ‘we’ in Gungahlin!!

And more generally a win for common sense.

Sure it’s just before an election but if that’s what it takes good on them

WIN!

dpm 11:36 am 02 Mar 12

KambahUtd said :

Finally some good news for ‘we’ in Gungahlin!!

Yep, we’ll get to the traffic jam at [name any GDE offramp] 15 secs quicker now! WooHoo! hahahah!
Besides, aren’t you in Kambah?

KambahUtd 11:24 am 02 Mar 12

Finally some good news for ‘we’ in Gungahlin!!

BethiePrice 11:00 am 02 Mar 12

FYI as well the posted speed limit of 100 along Canberra Avenue from Queanbeyan – heading towards Fyshwick (outside of Harmen) has now been changed to 80. Not that it makes much of a difference in peak hours because you end up going 60 but keep in mind for quiet/weekend etc.

Holden Caulfield 10:48 am 02 Mar 12

BicycleCanberra said :

…So we can ignore safety for cyclists?

Sounds fair, plenty of cyclists choose to get around without helmets, or lights at night time. GovCo is just giving the punters what they want. 😛

BicycleCanberra 10:34 am 02 Mar 12

dpm said :

BicycleCanberra said :

All we need now is for the Government to physically separate the cycle infrastructure. http://vimeo.com/6271307. Come on Chief Minister you have been to Copenhagen.

Do you mean like bike paths? 😉

Yes, technically a bike path and cycle track is physically separated from motorised traffic particularly on ‘high speed high volume roads’ like this. ACT Roads has ignored this saying that ‘Canberra is a planned city so separation charts do not apply here’. So we can ignore safety for cyclists?

dpm 10:11 am 02 Mar 12

BicycleCanberra said :

All we need now is for the Government to physically separate the cycle infrastructure. http://vimeo.com/6271307. Come on Chief Minister you have been to Copenhagen.

Do you mean like bike paths? 😉

p1 10:03 am 02 Mar 12

Now the fine will be less when I eventually get caught driving at 100km/h like everyone else.

BicycleCanberra 9:57 am 02 Mar 12

All we need now is for the Government to physically separate the cycle infrastructure. http://vimeo.com/6271307. Come on Chief Minister you have been to Copenhagen.

MightyJoe 9:51 am 02 Mar 12

Yay for starters, but me thinks that they’ve made some decent coin in traffic infringements since October!

Now, everyone will drive 100kph+ 🙂

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