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The people want a bridge at Bowen Place

By johnboy - 31 January 2011 7

In December we directed your attention to the National Capital Authority’s consultation on the pedestrian crossing at Bowen Place whereby lake loopers are forced to dice with death.

Today the NCA informs us that the consultation is going well with the public being clear in the desire for a bridge.

“We are just over half way through the 10 week consultation process. Already, we have received around 250 comments on our online discussion boards.

“There has been overwhelming support online for the footbridge option. Of the 218 people that have voted in the online poll, 97.2 percent favour a footbridge as the preferred option.

“We will need to wait until all the submissions have been received, but early indications suggest the footbridge is likely to be selected for further evaluation.

“Bowen Place falls within the Parliament House Vista, which is on the Commonwealth Heritage List. This means the NCA has a legal obligation to consider the impact on heritage values.

“Based on community views to date, we’ll be looking for a clever design that not only improves safety at the crossing, but also meets heritage obligations,” said Mr Rake.

Submissions close on 25 February.

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The people want a bridge at Bowen Place
spinact 8:07 pm 02 Feb 11

screaming banshee said :

Yes, with the current ‘local govt’ options on offer one wonders whether a poll on ACT self governance would attract a similarly high result in the favour scrapping our govco.

Yes it probably would, but it would be ignored as was the original referendum asking if we wanted self government in the first place.

screaming banshee 11:22 pm 31 Jan 11

Yes, with the current ‘local govt’ options on offer one wonders whether a poll on ACT self governance would attract a similarly high result in the favour scrapping our govco.

OpenYourMind 8:50 pm 31 Jan 11

Or the best option is to not let the car rule the city.

Just get rid of Bowen Drive from Brisbane Ave all the way through to Kings Ave. Turn it into a nice walkway/cycleway/community area. All the cars can just go through Barton or elsewhere.

spinact 7:57 pm 31 Jan 11

screaming banshee said :

Is it within the scope of the NCA to hold a consulation on self-govenance???

Are you referring to the ACT Government??? Bowen Place is within the Parliamentary Zone and is National Land. So yes, it is.

Holden Caulfield 4:40 pm 31 Jan 11

The footbridge solution is a no-brainer really. Just get on with it.

screaming banshee 4:29 pm 31 Jan 11

Is it within the scope of the NCA to hold a consulation on self-govenance???

Keijidosha 3:53 pm 31 Jan 11

If the footbridge goes ahead it will be a fantastic solution to an ongoing problem.

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