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So should Northbourne be green lighted ?

By shadow boxer - 23 August 2011 33

Well the unanimous verdict around my work this morning is that Northbourne should be made green lights all the way from 730-900 in the morning (southbound) and 5-630 in the evening (northbound).

Maybe one or two exceptions like Antill street and Barry Drive but that’s it. The traffic problems of Gungahlin are effectively solved for nil cost. Inner north residents not turning with the traffic go through Braddon/Limestone or O’conner/turner.

Would this work ?

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
So should Northbourne be green lighted ?
housebound 1:45 pm 23 Aug 11

Thinking more laterally, the today’s CT pointed out that a lot of Canberrans changed their morning commuting arrangements yesterday (to avoid trucks), which reduced traffic congestion. Maybe this should be the trigger for ACT workplaces to look at more flexible start-stop times. Just an idea.

Henry82 1:33 pm 23 Aug 11

grundy said :

No. Being in Turner, if I wanted to drive to the other side of northbourne, where would I cross?

You basically live in the city, walk across the road.

shadow boxer 1:21 pm 23 Aug 11

Kayellar said :

shadow boxer said :

Kayellar said :

Did you actually read my post ?

Yes… re-read a couple of times again… I stand by my earlier statement which is not nearly as rediculous as your proposition.

So which part of turning with the traffic did you not understand ?

grundy said :

No.

Wouldn’t you just turn left onto Barry drive and cross over ?

I might be prepared to give you Wakefield as well if I have to.

Being in Turner, if I wanted to drive to the other side of northbourne, where would I cross?
Go down the back of Turner, drive down the parkway, cross under parli house and come back up? 😛

I suggest we improve the public transport before we screw with the roads. 🙂

Kayellar 12:24 pm 23 Aug 11

shadow boxer said :

Kayellar said :

Did you actually read my post ?

Yes… re-read a couple of times again… I stand by my earlier statement which is not nearly as rediculous as your proposition.

luther_bendross 12:12 pm 23 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

Our roads are maxxed out. Population growth, in the ACT and outside it, have overloaded the roads.

False. Our roads are not maxxed out no matter how many x’s you put in there. We have about 20min of semi-congested traffic on a few key arterials ten times a week. For the remining 9880min Canberra roads are very open.

To answer the OP: no, stop being selfish.

grundy 12:06 pm 23 Aug 11

No.

Being in Turner, if I wanted to drive to the other side of northbourne, where would I cross?
Go down the back of Turner, drive down the parkway, cross under parli house and come back up? 😛

I suggest we improve the public transport before we screw with the roads. 🙂

shadow boxer 12:01 pm 23 Aug 11

Kayellar said :

So everyone who is coming onto Northbourne or leaving by crossing traffic would have to be fed into Barry Dr or Antill St?

Would you like to give yourself the uppercut or should I let everyone who has to divert down backstreets at those times do it for you?

Did you actually read my post ?

shadow boxer 11:50 am 23 Aug 11

arescarti42 said :

All the people around your work are from Gungahlin aren’t they?

The 40K people of the inner north mightn’t be so happy having only two points of access to the one major road through their area.

Pretty much, they also come from Belconnen, Yass and Dunlop.

shadow boxer 11:44 am 23 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

Certainly lights should be synchronised. Stop-start is stupid. However, unrestrained green lights would only let greater volumes of traffic reach a bottleneck point faster.

Our roads are maxxed out. Population growth, in the ACT and outside it, have overloaded the roads.

Not really some go to Civic, the rest go on to State Circle/Barton which is remakably effective at distributing traffic.

The inner north is an issue but there are lots of roads like yesterday, Limestone, Braddon, Turner and these would only be needed if crossing Northbourne or turning against the traffic.

Kayellar 11:37 am 23 Aug 11

So everyone who is coming onto Northbourne or leaving by crossing traffic would have to be fed into Barry Dr or Antill St?

Would you like to give yourself the uppercut or should I let everyone who has to divert down backstreets at those times do it for you?

arescarti42 11:31 am 23 Aug 11

All the people around your work are from Gungahlin aren’t they?

The 40K people of the inner north mightn’t be so happy having only two points of access to the one major road through their area.

KB1971 10:36 am 23 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

Certainly lights should be synchronised. Stop-start is stupid. However, unrestrained green lights would only let greater volumes of traffic reach a bottleneck point faster.

Our roads are maxxed out. Population growth, in the ACT and outside it, have overloaded the roads.

Only on Northbourne it seems……..

EvanJames 10:30 am 23 Aug 11

Certainly lights should be synchronised. Stop-start is stupid. However, unrestrained green lights would only let greater volumes of traffic reach a bottleneck point faster.

Our roads are maxxed out. Population growth, in the ACT and outside it, have overloaded the roads.

troll-sniffer 10:28 am 23 Aug 11

No.

YetAnotherBlowIn 10:13 am 23 Aug 11
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