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Shane wants your thoughts on traffic management in Weston Creek and Tuggeranong

By johnboy 15 November 2012 50

The new mayor Shane Rattenbury is getting stuck in to the job by seeking the public’s views on the vexed issue of traffic management on residential street in parts southern.

“These studies will examine traffic conditions and safety on local roads and provide residents the opportunity to express their views on how to improve their local streets,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“We want to ensure local streets are safe for drivers, but also that they are safe and welcoming neighbourhoods, where people can walk and cycle, and where children can play safely.

“One study will look at Streeton Drive between Hindmarsh Drive and Namatjira Drive, while two other separate studies will examine Tuggeranong streets, including Coyne Street, Clift Crescent, Hambidge Crescent and Heagney Crescent.

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KB1971 9:18 am 20 Nov 12

gooterz said :

RB78 said :

For the benefit of those who mentioned duplicating arterial roads in Tuggers…

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/roads/construction_projects/ashley_drive

So a report points out what most of the south side is thinking yet the action taken is another study, with the indication that they wont want to spend much money on the south.

Nice to know, now bring on the speed humps for Coyne St for WMC!!!!

I actually think that corner in Coyne St needs to be re engineered.

gooterz 9:20 pm 19 Nov 12

RB78 said :

For the benefit of those who mentioned duplicating arterial roads in Tuggers…

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/roads/construction_projects/ashley_drive

So a report points out what most of the south side is thinking yet the action taken is another study, with the indication that they wont want to spend much money on the south.

RB78 8:39 pm 19 Nov 12

For the benefit of those who mentioned duplicating arterial roads in Tuggers…

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/roads/construction_projects/ashley_drive

dpm 2:36 pm 19 Nov 12

Lillypilly said :

The rat running, is because the arterial roads are crap. In Weston creek it’s almost a given now that you cut through suburbs. Case in point: the crash in June, on the parkway, saw Weston creek grind to a complete halt as half of tuggeranong tried to cut around the accident.

The duplication of cotter road, between streeton drive and the parkway has to be, per kilometre, the longest ever time to construct a road in the history of Canberra. And they’ve only just now started on the rest of the duplication (that was scheduled for January 2012). And you’re worried about streeton drive where you have quite regular speeding van setups already?

Priorities – you’re doing it wrong.

Sad, but now I won’t be surprised to expect speed bumps and other speed reducers on streeton drive before the Cotter Rd is finished. Joy

Prepare for more pain once Cotter Road is finished, when they start work on adding traffic lights to the Streeton/Dixon/Unwin intersection, along with redoing some of streeton between Dixon drive and Cotter Road….
http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/your_say/comment/pubnote?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZhcHBzLmFjdHBsYS5hY3QuZ292LmF1JTJGcHVibm90ZSUyRnB1Ym5vdGVEZXRhaWxfbmV3LmFzcCUzRkRBX25vJTNEMjAxMjIyMjc2JmFsbD0x

I imagine Streeton will be pretty bad at peak times. On the positive side, peak times aren’t too long. It may mean leaving for work earlier (or later!) for a while.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:22 pm 19 Nov 12

miz said :

Speed bumps (kerthump kerthump) just piss off the locals. Never a good idea. And PLEASE no encroachment on the roads already extant (ie bike lanes).
Ratruns I habitually use: Bugden and Castleton Gowrie to get to Sternberg and Erindale; Clift Cres to avoid Ashley (dangerous); Clive Steele and Charleston to get to Drakeford/Tugg Pkwy (quicker at certain times). People are increasingly seeking to avoid the choked main arterials at all costs – hence rat running.
I reckon improving/widening Johnson, Ashley, Erindale and Isabella Drives would be a good start – parts of Johnson Drive are poorly lit at night, Ashley/Erindale Drives are dreaded bottlenecks at peak hours, and Isabella Drive does not cope where it ‘becomes’ Athllon at the Drakeford roundabout. Further, Isabella Drive is clearly meant to be dual carriageway. Where is it?
I hope the Roads people are taking notes.

Y

Lolol

miz 1:41 pm 19 Nov 12

Speed bumps (kerthump kerthump) just piss off the locals. Never a good idea. And PLEASE no encroachment on the roads already extant (ie bike lanes).
Ratruns I habitually use: Bugden and Castleton Gowrie to get to Sternberg and Erindale; Clift Cres to avoid Ashley (dangerous); Clive Steele and Charleston to get to Drakeford/Tugg Pkwy (quicker at certain times). People are increasingly seeking to avoid the choked main arterials at all costs – hence rat running.
I reckon improving/widening Johnson, Ashley, Erindale and Isabella Drives would be a good start – parts of Johnson Drive are poorly lit at night, Ashley/Erindale Drives are dreaded bottlenecks at peak hours, and Isabella Drive does not cope where it ‘becomes’ Athllon at the Drakeford roundabout. Further, Isabella Drive is clearly meant to be dual carriageway. Where is it?
I hope the Roads people are taking notes.

Lillypilly 1:04 pm 19 Nov 12

The rat running, is because the arterial roads are crap. In Weston creek it’s almost a given now that you cut through suburbs. Case in point: the crash in June, on the parkway, saw Weston creek grind to a complete halt as half of tuggeranong tried to cut around the accident.

The duplication of cotter road, between streeton drive and the parkway has to be, per kilometre, the longest ever time to construct a road in the history of Canberra. And they’ve only just now started on the rest of the duplication (that was scheduled for January 2012). And you’re worried about streeton drive where you have quite regular speeding van setups already?

Priorities – you’re doing it wrong.

Sad, but now I won’t be surprised to expect speed bumps and other speed reducers on streeton drive before the Cotter Rd is finished. Joy

NoImRight 12:41 pm 19 Nov 12

cmdwedge said :

Chop71 said :

Gungahlin Al said :

Antagonist said :

We don’t need another Claytons study/consultation for this. Residents know what the problem is, and residents know what the solution is.

For pete’s sake. You have a new minister. He is going to do things differently. But he isn’t a clairvoyant, nor is this aspect his field of expertise, as he’s publicly acknowledged. If he just went and started making decisions, based alone on what the staff tell him, you’d be screaming blue murder. So he’s consulting – so those very residents you are saying have the answers can pass on that local knowledge. Look back over what you wrote and consider whether it reads at all logically?

I like the new Al

Me too. The obliteration of the Greens at the last election has just made him even more of a sook. Al, your tears of frustration are delicious.

You really see Al as the “sook” in this thread? Maybe read it again…..

cmdwedge 11:58 am 19 Nov 12

Chop71 said :

Gungahlin Al said :

Antagonist said :

We don’t need another Claytons study/consultation for this. Residents know what the problem is, and residents know what the solution is.

For pete’s sake. You have a new minister. He is going to do things differently. But he isn’t a clairvoyant, nor is this aspect his field of expertise, as he’s publicly acknowledged. If he just went and started making decisions, based alone on what the staff tell him, you’d be screaming blue murder. So he’s consulting – so those very residents you are saying have the answers can pass on that local knowledge. Look back over what you wrote and consider whether it reads at all logically?

I like the new Al

Me too. The obliteration of the Greens at the last election has just made him even more of a sook. Al, your tears of frustration are delicious.

Chop71 9:57 am 19 Nov 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Antagonist said :

We don’t need another Claytons study/consultation for this. Residents know what the problem is, and residents know what the solution is.

For pete’s sake. You have a new minister. He is going to do things differently. But he isn’t a clairvoyant, nor is this aspect his field of expertise, as he’s publicly acknowledged. If he just went and started making decisions, based alone on what the staff tell him, you’d be screaming blue murder. So he’s consulting – so those very residents you are saying have the answers can pass on that local knowledge. Look back over what you wrote and consider whether it reads at all logically?

I like the new Al

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