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Push to close Bunda St?

By johnboy 29 May 2009 45

The Canberra Times brings rumblings from the Greens and Pedal Power that they’d like to see cars removed from Bunda St in Civic.

    They also want the Government to, at the very least, consider a dedicated cycling lane along Bunda Street as part of a planned $4million revamp of the thoroughfare.

    But Chief Minister Jon Stanhope is against any ban on vehicles in Bunda Street, saying they ”have the effect of actually providing some life” in the area.

Closing might be a bit strong, but a one-way system might have some merit?

In any event, Pedal Power seem to have a way of getting what they want in this town, watch this space.

Interestingly the CT also has a bit on plans in Queanbeyan to close roads in their town centre.

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grunta123 1:49 pm 31 May 09

Walk backwards and forwards over the pedestrian crossings all day every day for a week. Those clowns who insist on driving up and down Bunda street will soon give up. The we will have pedestrian nirvana. Ahhhhh Hours of mindless enjoyment.

el 6:19 pm 30 May 09

Close it, pave it, allow only service vehicles and taxis through at a 20km/h speed limit in one direction. It’s bloody horrible as it is, and I can’t believe folks are saying that cars and trucks add ambience or character to the area.

astrojax 4:56 pm 30 May 09

…or just build the dragway on bunda street, sort out a few problems, won’t it…

NickD 10:21 am 30 May 09

ChrisinTurner said :

The current speed limit in Bunda Street is 50 km/hr which is much too high. Similar streets in Europe are either 20 or 30 km/hr.

You’d have to be lucky to get a car up to 50 km/hr on Bunda Street at any time!

I’m all for closing the street to non-delivery traffic. Only an idiot would drive down it and I’ve had a few near misses walking across the pedestrian crossings when frustrated drivers try to beat me across the crossing.

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