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Tourist Drives dead?

By La_Tour_Maubourg - 26 November 2013 9

Upon reading the article about the Canberra Tracks, it has occurred to me that not a lot of effort has been put into Canberra’s Tourist Drives for a few years.  

I noticed they are no longer signposted as they used to be as well as not being advertised as they were since the 90s.

Anyone else notice this? Do you think they should be abolished or “refurbished?”

What’s Your opinion?


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Tourist Drives dead?
IrishPete 8:22 pm 26 Nov 13

I clicked on this story thinking it was something about a tourist driving a car while deceased.

Eats roots shoots and leaves….

IP

BimboGeek 7:33 pm 26 Nov 13

Well if they’re going to officially number certain roads then Google is going to tell me to get onto those numbers, so yes I’d prefer they either maintain it or just get rid of it but stop confusing me! I’m easily confused.

Roundhead89 5:38 pm 26 Nov 13

bikhet said :

Roundhead89 said :

Talking about Tourist Drives, I was driving the other day and saw a directional sign with a brown crest advising of OD then a number. Was this an old scenic or tourist drive identifier? I’ve tried looking it up but the only meaning I can find for OD is overdose.

Overdimension vehicles and loads.

Thanks. It was the sign going north on Morshead Dr just before Majura Rd where the trucks bypass the city.

bikhet 5:32 pm 26 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Talking about Tourist Drives, I was driving the other day and saw a directional sign with a brown crest advising of OD then a number. Was this an old scenic or tourist drive identifier? I’ve tried looking it up but the only meaning I can find for OD is overdose.

Overdimension vehicles and loads.

Pork Hunt 5:30 pm 26 Nov 13

Paul0075 said :

I have also noticed this. It also seems that when I report damaged tourist drive route markers to TAMS, they take them down rather than replace them.

I have a list of the ACT Tourist Drives on my web site, with photos, and have been working on tourist drive number 7 of late. But have not concentrated on the attractions but infrastructure side of things. Each route does have a map that I have drawn up though.

http://goo.gl/t5mPBU

I am sure I will get some flack over the site from others on the board here, but meh, it’s a hobby I enjoy and share with numerous Australians, Americans and Europeans.

You have successfully predicted the future. The word is “flak” and comes from the German word “flugzeugabwehrkanone”…

Roundhead89 4:18 pm 26 Nov 13

Talking about Tourist Drives, I was driving the other day and saw a directional sign with a brown crest advising of OD then a number. Was this an old scenic or tourist drive identifier? I’ve tried looking it up but the only meaning I can find for OD is overdose.

davo101 1:05 pm 26 Nov 13

From the web-site:

Canberra Tracks is a network of heritage signage that incorporates six self-drive routes leading to many of Canberra’s historic sites.

Sounds awfully like a “Tourist Drive” to me, perhaps they’re in the process of being “converted”?

bikhet 12:53 pm 26 Nov 13

They were for the benefit of the despicable motorist. Can’t have that. Then again,I suppose bicyclists cold have used them too.

Paul0075 12:30 pm 26 Nov 13

I have also noticed this. It also seems that when I report damaged tourist drive route markers to TAMS, they take them down rather than replace them.

I have a list of the ACT Tourist Drives on my web site, with photos, and have been working on tourist drive number 7 of late. But have not concentrated on the attractions but infrastructure side of things. Each route does have a map that I have drawn up though.

http://goo.gl/t5mPBU

I am sure I will get some flack over the site from others on the board here, but meh, it’s a hobby I enjoy and share with numerous Australians, Americans and Europeans.

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