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The City Cruise is tomorrow!

By johnboy - 1 January 2014 45

TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:

The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.

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.

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The City Cruise is tomorrow!
nhand42 2:44 pm 02 Jan 14

Solidarity said :

How dare they close your road that is just yours and nobody elses! They’ve never closed a road before for any other event, it’s just bloody Summernats!

Oh yes, that’s exactly what I was saying. It’s *my* road and there is no other explanation whatsoever. You are clearly the smartest person in the room.

If only there was a *grounds* nearby where they could *show* off the cars. Perhaps a *show* *ground*. Perhaps somewhere close to Northbourne, with facilities for people to use, without disrupting the major inbound roads for dozens of suburbs and inconveniencing multiple suburbs worth of Canberrans.

But no, you’re much smarter than all that, it’s all about my personal road being taken over! Brilliant. You should get a job working for TAMS with insight like that.

Solidarity 1:27 pm 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

How dare they close your road that is just yours and nobody elses! They’ve never closed a road before for any other event, it’s just bloody Summernats!

Tooks 1:21 pm 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

You realise this is planned months in advance and covered extensively in the local media? Not sure why you’re surprised by traffic disruptions.

nhand42 12:45 pm 02 Jan 14

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

Deref 12:31 pm 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Solidarity said :

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

If they like Summernats then they can’t be all that bad. Probably just made a poor choice when it came to their sexuality thanks to leftist-media brainwashing.

How about telling us when you made the decision to be heterosexual, Doc, and what you read that led you to that decision.

neanderthalsis 12:25 pm 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Solidarity said :

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

If they like Summernats then they can’t be all that bad. Probably just made a poor choice when it came to their sexuality thanks to leftist-media brainwashing.

Or watched too much Peppa Pig: http://tinyurl.com/mjg3efr

HiddenDragon 12:17 pm 02 Jan 14

Oh it’s that kind of cruise – at first I had visions of the Love Boat on Burley Griffin.

magiccar9 11:55 am 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone.

I know your comment is probably tongue in cheek, but consider the people living in the suburbs around EPIC. They’re the ones who are ‘hurt’ by packs of drunken bogans walking the streets at all hours vandalising property and making general arses of themselves disturbing the general population.

Until the Police really crack down on this event (cutting all alcohol would be my start), it’s going to continue to be seen in a negative light due to the audience it attracts.

Mess 11:53 am 02 Jan 14

“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.”

Looks like plenty of people are ignoring the above advice. From what I can see there are plenty of people camped on the median strip.

DrKoresh 11:23 am 02 Jan 14

Solidarity said :

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

If they like Summernats then they can’t be all that bad. Probably just made a poor choice when it came to their sexuality thanks to leftist-media brainwashing.

Solidarity 11:12 am 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

DrKoresh 10:53 am 02 Jan 14

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

Roundhead89 10:32 am 02 Jan 14

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:46 am 02 Jan 14

Gross

c_c™ 10:25 pm 01 Jan 14

‘near the Caltex service station site’

Has someone told TAMS that ‘site’ is now an actual servo and Maccas outlet?

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