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Greens call for buggering up Canberra Avenue

By johnboy 5 August 2009 25

The Greens’ Meredith Hunter is taking a swing at the residents of Queanbeyan and their filthy motorised personal transit into our fair city every day:

    The ACT Greens have called for the Chief Minister and Queanbeyan Mayor to agree on the need for bus/taxi priority signals along Canberra Avenue.

    “Over 60 percent of Queanbeyan City workers commute to the ACT, and the fact that the vast majority use a private motor vehicle has real impact on parking, congestion and emissions.” ACT Greens Parliamentary Convenor, Meredith Hunter MLA said today.

    “There’s an opportunity for a fresh start with a new Mayor over the border and the Chief Minister taking back the Transport portfolio.”

    “We’re hoping for some concrete results to come out of this meeting and the Greens would look to support investment in sustainable transit between the two cities.” Ms Hunter said.

    Greens Transport Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA has identified priority signals as the logical first step to improving transit between the two cities.

Well, it’s not as if they vote here.

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astrojax 4:50 pm 06 Aug 09

; )

youami 1:57 pm 06 Aug 09

MsCheeky said :

youami said :

GregW said :

behavior?

GregW please try and spell English Australian, it so erks me when people get it wrong!

Yeah, I think it irks a lot of people.

Don’t you hate it when your rant to someone about their grammar is wrong in itself… and I can’t blame a typo as the keys are not next to each other… 🙂 I think I irk myself here!

MsCheeky 1:42 pm 06 Aug 09

youami said :

GregW said :

behavior?

GregW please try and spell English Australian, it so erks me when people get it wrong!

Yeah, I think it irks a lot of people.

youami 12:47 pm 06 Aug 09

GregW said :

behavior?

GregW please try and spell English Australian, it so erks me when people get it wrong!

Sgt.Bungers said :

Extending the train line from Kingston to the CBD would be a far more ffcnt (shortened from efficient… I eliminated the vowels to save time) option in regards to moving large numbers of people, IMHO, albeit far, far more expensive and complicated. Plus it would be essential for the trains to be quicker, cheaper and generally more convenient than private transport, which could be tricky on a single line track? Double the track, insanely expensive again.

With one of the best private transport networks in the world… ACT GovCo would be better off encouraging people to switch to smaller, more viable forms of private transport. I’ve seen one or two motorbikes in Canberra. It’s a shame that they’re generally viewed as a novelty/annoyance in this country, rather than a compact, cheap and sensible form of private transport, as they are everywhere else in the world.

The line did in fact go right through to the city before the great floods that washed away the causeway over the Molonglo and they never rebuilt it. The solution, if not car and if not bike and if not bus, is probably more towards light-rail over heavy-rail but the problem is Queanbeyan does not have the population to support such a regular frequent system. Belco: ~90,000, Tuggers: ~80,000, Gungahlin: ~70,000 and growing, Queanbeyan: ~40,000. Oh well… back to the car.

lobster 9:36 am 06 Aug 09

I believe that removing a lane of traffic and making it only for busses plus added in extra traffic lights on a road will actually not decrease congestion…
I dunno… something about halving the amount of lanes and adding in more stops…

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