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How to make the Summernats CityCruise work for you!

By johnboy 20 December 2012 26


The Government is letting us all know the arrangements for the big Summernats City Cruise down Northbourne Avenue on Thursday 3 January:

The Cruise takes place between the Summernats entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Federal Highway down Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit and then back to the starting point.

“The Summernats City Cruise, which is a convoy of 200 of the best vehicles from the event, promises to attract a wide range of Canberrans and visitors,” said Senior Manager, Traffic Management and Safety, Roads ACT, Rifaat Shoukrallah.

“It is important the Cruise takes place safely so the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue will be closed in sections as the convoy passes. The Cruise will travel at 40 kilometres per hour with a police escort involving a lead car, trailing car and supporting motorcycles.

“Roads ACT will also coordinate the traffic lights for the Cruise to ensure it proceeds smoothly. Access will be provided to emergency service vehicles if necessary.

“The best vantage points are in the City and at the Summernats entrance near the Caltex service station site, Stirling Avenue, and the Federal Highway. These locations are where the vehicles will be travelling at their slowest so people have more of a chance to see them.

“There is also parking available in the City and parking is available at EPIC via Old Well Station Road, off Federal Highway.”

For public safety reasons, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway. An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.

No booze and no median strip?

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JessP 10:27 am 04 Jan 13

Dont do what Mr Jess and Master Jess did…go into Civic and then decided to just go an grab some lunch before the event. And then miss it totally!

Kramer 8:37 am 04 Jan 13

Anti said :

… Let’s hope this year more fans get out to see the pride of the fleet, 200 cars better than your Volvo or giant pushbike…

My collection of Giant mountain bikes is a lot more impressive than some of the sh!tboxes you see these days at Summernats… and some of them a probably worth more too!

Maybe I’m getting old and jaded, but I reckon Summernats jumped the shark a long time ago. The only redeeeming thing this year is the HTH playing.

CoffinRX2 11:54 pm 03 Jan 13

Belcoman were you there today?

MORE people out today than last year ….. looking at 25000 people.

Thank you all for coming!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:53 pm 03 Jan 13

Felix the Cat said :

Who cares if it was 4000 people or 40,000 people that were spectating. Why does it have to be a dick pulling contest?

Not everybody likes the Summernats, same as not everyone likes French paintings. People need to be tolerant and supportive of each other’s interests.Summernats is only on for less than a week, surely people can deal with the inconveniences of extra traffic and the odd road closure for this short time.

I’m sure most peeps would not care if the majority of spectators were not human trash.

KB1971 8:24 pm 03 Jan 13

I think it needs to be changed.

To shut Northbourne in the middle of the day is a bit silly, it is only for an hour and the cars go past too fast to enjoy them.

They should make it in the early evening about 7pm, that way people could bring their kids if they wished. Make it a bit more like a parade and it will be more enjoyable.

Having said that, it was better than last year.

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