The slow process of urban renewal

kevn 24 March 2008 4

Has anyone else noticed the various new signs popping up around Canberra? Great to keep our directional infrastructure up to date, but isn’t it just so Canberra to have one contractor put up the signs to have another pull them down some time later? (how long since the preparations were made for the speed cameras at the Hindmarsh drive overpass?)

I’ve noticed ‘dual signage’ like this in Tuggeranong and Mawson.

Makes for interesting photos at least?

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4 Responses to The slow process of urban renewal
Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 11:11 am 25 Mar 08

So the existing poles weren’t good enought to use??? Great application of tax dollars…

bd84 bd84 9:31 pm 24 Mar 08

Sammy said :

The new sign just near the Deakin shops says “Yarralumala”. Brilliant.

like Freemantle drive?

I’ve noticed a lot of new signage going up around the place, highlighting shops and the like. Also preparations for new signs on the parkway have been moved a couple of hundred metres away from existing signs guessing so it will actually give people some notice to exit unlike the current signs. Hopefully they will proof read the signs for spelling before putting them up!

imhotep imhotep 12:06 pm 24 Mar 08

Lol. As a relative newbie to Canberra one of the first things I learned was to ignore the signposts.

The signs only make sense if you already know where you are going. Driving into Canberra from the Cooma side, you are greeted with a Town Centre (left turn) sign. How is anybody but a local expected to know that the ‘Town Centre’ referred to is in fact Tuggeranong?

No wonder most of Australia hates Canberra.

Sammy Sammy 9:54 am 24 Mar 08

The new sign just near the Deakin shops says “Yarralumala”. Brilliant.

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