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Giulia wants action on the Hinder and Hibberson Street intersection

By johnboy - 23 October 2013 11

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The Legislative Assembly’s worst parker is intrepidly wading into transport issues with a demand for action:

The dangers at the Hinder and Hibberson Street intersection in the Gungahlin Town Centre must be prioritised as a matter of urgency by Minister Shane Rattenbury, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.

“There have been 66 crashes at the Hinder and Hibberson Street intersection in the past seven years, including more this month, and I will be raising the issue in the Legislative Assembly today,” Mrs Jones said.

“In his response to my pressing of the issue earlier this year, Minister Rattenbury told me crash statistics at this intersection put it outside the top 100 similar intersections in the ACT. How bad does it have to get before this location gets any attention?

“I know from my time living in Gungahlin that there are major visibility issues at this intersection and that it’s seriously problematic for drivers.

“How many accidents have to occur at this intersection before Minister Rattenbury will act? People need to feel safe when travelling on Canberra’s roads,” Mrs Jones concluded.


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Giulia wants action on the Hinder and Hibberson Street intersection
JC 9:41 am 24 Oct 13

The two maps above show the core problem. You have Flemmington Road running right into the main shopping street. The shopping street creates a bottle neck, cars turning off Hinder Street get impatient and take risks. End result accident.

It is far too late now of course but Flemmington Road should never have lead directly onto Hibberson Street. It should have kept on going around the back down what is Anthony Rolf and line up with Mirrabei Drive and formed the town centre border. Then the town centre could have had all the higher density housing it desires with the main road bypassing rather than going smack bang through the main street and really going nowhere in the end.

Deref 8:28 am 24 Oct 13

Oh – has one of Giulia’s relatives had an accident there?

rosscoact 7:02 am 24 Oct 13

I was going to say that I can’t remember Flashengeist ever being there. But the power of google has recalled the place that sold coloured ethanol. Shortlived and rightfully so.

That intersection is pretty bad but exacerbated by the damn awful drivers that seem to be infesting Canberra these days.

magiccar9 10:43 pm 23 Oct 13

cmdwedge said :

magiccar9 said :

So that’s a crash every (approx) 38 days. I could point her to a bunch of other places *cough* Tuggeranong Parkway *cough* that have crashes a lot more frequently and need more urgent attention.

“How many accidents have to occur at this intersection before Minister Rattenbury will act?”

I’d say the answer to that is “More accidents than other 100 odd intersections” I think this is clearly the case of her being inconvenienced by crashes there, so she feels the need to flex her political muscle to have something changed. Why else wouldn’t she fight for every other intersection in her electorate equally?

She lives in Weston Creek.

Sorry, I stand corrected. Her former area of residence.

sepi 10:26 pm 23 Oct 13

Flaschengeist is long gone – but Guilia is right – that intersection is a dud and would be a lot easier to fix than the parkway etc – I think it needs traffic lights, or left turn only.

taninaus 8:12 pm 23 Oct 13

She appears to be the queen of the ‘big’ issues so far!

and the top map must be pretty old or out of date, I am pretty sure that Flashengeist hasn’t been there for years (but I could be corrected on this by someone north of the lake).

carnardly 4:27 pm 23 Oct 13

maybe she should focus more on the selfish gits who park really badly…..

oops… ooooohhhhhh! that’s right – she is one of them….

cmdwedge 4:23 pm 23 Oct 13

magiccar9 said :

So that’s a crash every (approx) 38 days. I could point her to a bunch of other places *cough* Tuggeranong Parkway *cough* that have crashes a lot more frequently and need more urgent attention.

“How many accidents have to occur at this intersection before Minister Rattenbury will act?”

I’d say the answer to that is “More accidents than other 100 odd intersections” I think this is clearly the case of her being inconvenienced by crashes there, so she feels the need to flex her political muscle to have something changed. Why else wouldn’t she fight for every other intersection in her electorate equally?

She lives in Weston Creek.

Rollersk8r 4:08 pm 23 Oct 13

Ahh Sim City: Gungahlin Edition, with their constant requests for pools, movie theatres, office buildings, functional roads and intersections, NBN, light rail etc.

Though I happen to agree with this one. People are particularly indecisive at this intersection and it would be very easily fixed with a small roundabout.

magiccar9 3:35 pm 23 Oct 13

So that’s a crash every (approx) 38 days. I could point her to a bunch of other places *cough* Tuggeranong Parkway *cough* that have crashes a lot more frequently and need more urgent attention.

“How many accidents have to occur at this intersection before Minister Rattenbury will act?”

I’d say the answer to that is “More accidents than other 100 odd intersections” I think this is clearly the case of her being inconvenienced by crashes there, so she feels the need to flex her political muscle to have something changed. Why else wouldn’t she fight for every other intersection in her electorate equally?

Holden Caulfield 2:25 pm 23 Oct 13

There goes my hero, watch her as she goes.

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