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Gungahlin Drive holdups?

By Mothy - 21 May 2013 27

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Anyone know what the deal is with Gungahlin Drive between Well Station Drive and Sandford Street citybound? There’s been a few mornings this week where its gotten to be like there is a bottleneck like there was when the GDE was one lane – only once you crawl to the lights at Sandford Street, there’s nothing.

Are those two sets of lights out of phase, or is there just that much traffic from Harrison/Franklin now flowing in at Well Station Drive that the lights at Sandford are just going to cause the morning bank-up either way?

Mothy

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switch 9:54 am 27 May 13

bd84 said :

Another well planned intersection with no thought to future traffic levels when building it. They either need to lengthen the turning lane and double the lanes on Sandford st (removing the form 1 lane after the intersection) or add capacity on the GDE with a third lane from Well Station until the Barton Hwy.

Wouldn’t that mean taking the bike lane?

Mothy 9:15 am 27 May 13

Watson said :

I will have to travel from Casey to Watson every day soon.

Does anyone know what the schedule is for the Horse Park Drive works? I would much rather drive that way…

At the April meeting of the Gungahlin Community Council, it was indicated that the link of Horse Park Drive from the back of Ngunnawal to Amaroo/Jacka would be completed in the next 12-18 months.

Watson 4:42 pm 24 May 13

I will have to travel from Casey to Watson every day soon.

Does anyone know what the schedule is for the Horse Park Drive works? I would much rather drive that way…

LSWCHP 7:01 pm 22 May 13

Growling Ferret said :

My fellow cyclists of Gungahlin would love a pedestrian and cycle friendly overpass similar to the recently installed Drakeford Drive bridge. The 3 or 4 minute wait for the lights annoys the cyclists as much as the cars.

The fact that Gungahlin Drive was built without either an overpass or underpass for cyclists and pedestrians between Palmerston and the Barton Highway still bewilders me.

It seems to me that all of Gungahlin was “designed” for one purpose, and that was to put as much coin into the pockets of sleazy developers as possible, with no regard for amenities such as cycle access, green space, roads wide enough for vehicles to pass, access to and from the region that matches the population etc etc etc.

You wouldn’t gather this from reading the giant signs that advertise idyllic lifestyles in the new suburbs, but that’s the way it is.

There are some some scum out there in shiny suits who are living high off the hog, because they have reduced the daily quality of life of thousands of their fellow citizens. They have also caused significant economic loss while lining their pockets. How much fuel is wasted by people waiting through 5 changes of traffic lights? What is the economic cost of possibly productive working hours (or leisure hours) being spent on excessive commute times…etc etc….

Albert Jacka is one of the most inspirational figures in Australian military history, and his feats at Gallipoli and with the 14th Battalion on the Western front will never be surpassed. I suspect that if he saw what was being done in his name, he would cry, but only for a little bit. Then he’d go and find a few of these mongrels and sort them out.

gazket 6:58 pm 22 May 13

the bottle necks are in place so the stats to fund light rail look better

Mothy 4:22 pm 22 May 13

Growling Ferret said :

My fellow cyclists of Gungahlin would love a pedestrian and cycle friendly overpass similar to the recently installed Drakeford Drive bridge. The 3 or 4 minute wait for the lights annoys the cyclists as much as the cars.

I had thought I thought of the perfect spot – where the raised section is on the East side of the road, between Sandford and Well Station – of course, I did just raise all the cyclists a little closer to the overhead powerlines on the west side, and you’d still have to cross Sandford Street.

Maybe at the Bellenden Street hole instead? i.e. where the new overhead variable traffic sign is.

Growling Ferret 4:02 pm 22 May 13

My fellow cyclists of Gungahlin would love a pedestrian and cycle friendly overpass similar to the recently installed Drakeford Drive bridge. The 3 or 4 minute wait for the lights annoys the cyclists as much as the cars.

The fact that Gungahlin Drive was built without either an overpass or underpass for cyclists and pedestrians between Palmerston and the Barton Highway still bewilders me.

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