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Tuggeranong Carpark; Traffic Crossings

By Col1234 6 March 2013 22

It seems there is a crash just about every morning on the parkway at the moment.

They are doing roadworks everywhere so the traffic every morning/afternoon is crazy.  

Also what’s the go with the speed bumps and crossing they have put in on McCullock St in Curtin,

I know people need to cross the road but 3 crossing must be overkill.

Col


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FrankieBT 4:25 pm 12 Sep 13

I believe some of our new senators-elect would serve their country very finely as speed bumps on this street what you mention.

watto23 2:37 pm 12 Sep 13

beedlebum said :

Tha Parkway is a bit silly, but we Canberrans aren’t very good at merging, which makes it worse. Surely if we took turns (one from the left lane, one from the right lane) instead of racing to be first, then the traffic might flow a little better?

Yes if that was the issue. The issue is people merging slow down rather than adjust speed to match the traffic flow. It is too scary for some to drive down an exit ramp speed up to 100 and merge into the traffic.

beardedclam 2:23 pm 12 Sep 13

switch said :

miracle said :

Well, another speed hump on McCulloch Street in Curtin. It is now becoming a nuisance factor with so many speeds humps on a same street. Unfortunately, I need to travel on this street twice. The worst speed hump is the one just before the round about (going towards Cotter road) which is on an incline. Imagine slowing down to the round about with a speed bump – it is hard. You also need to watch out for the traffic at rear as some people do not realise that there is a speed hump.

At least it is good for the contractors who are being paid for laying these down.

Why can’t they spend some extra efforts in finishing off the Cotter road works rather than installing speed humps?

Has anyone thought of impact of so many speeds humps on Ambulances, Fire Brigades and Police in case of emergency?

M.

I reckon you should beep your horn at each of these speed bumps. That’ll remind the residents who were so keen for them that the road is dangerous and you are being civic minded by giving warning of your approach.

+1.
Use the safety device as a safety device.

wildturkeycanoe 2:19 pm 12 Sep 13

switch said :

miracle said :

Well, another speed hump on McCulloch Street in Curtin. It is now becoming a nuisance factor with so many speeds humps on a same street. Unfortunately, I need to travel on this street twice. The worst speed hump is the one just before the round about (going towards Cotter road) which is on an incline. Imagine slowing down to the round about with a speed bump – it is hard. You also need to watch out for the traffic at rear as some people do not realise that there is a speed hump.

At least it is good for the contractors who are being paid for laying these down.

Why can’t they spend some extra efforts in finishing off the Cotter road works rather than installing speed humps?

Has anyone thought of impact of so many speeds humps on Ambulances, Fire Brigades and Police in case of emergency?

M.

I reckon you should beep your horn at each of these speed bumps. That’ll remind the residents who were so keen for them that the road is dangerous and you are being civic minded by giving warning of your approach.

You could put in a work order through TAMS’ “Fix My Street” and claim that there are horrible big bumps on the road that are proving to be a hazard as they are wearing out your suspension and also hurting your neck/spine. See how soon they send a crew out to fix them.

switch 2:01 pm 12 Sep 13

miracle said :

Well, another speed hump on McCulloch Street in Curtin. It is now becoming a nuisance factor with so many speeds humps on a same street. Unfortunately, I need to travel on this street twice. The worst speed hump is the one just before the round about (going towards Cotter road) which is on an incline. Imagine slowing down to the round about with a speed bump – it is hard. You also need to watch out for the traffic at rear as some people do not realise that there is a speed hump.

At least it is good for the contractors who are being paid for laying these down.

Why can’t they spend some extra efforts in finishing off the Cotter road works rather than installing speed humps?

Has anyone thought of impact of so many speeds humps on Ambulances, Fire Brigades and Police in case of emergency?

M.

I reckon you should beep your horn at each of these speed bumps. That’ll remind the residents who were so keen for them that the road is dangerous and you are being civic minded by giving warning of your approach.

miracle 1:02 pm 12 Sep 13

Well, another speed hump on McCulloch Street in Curtin. It is now becoming a nuisance factor with so many speeds humps on a same street. Unfortunately, I need to travel on this street twice. The worst speed hump is the one just before the round about (going towards Cotter road) which is on an incline. Imagine slowing down to the round about with a speed bump – it is hard. You also need to watch out for the traffic at rear as some people do not realise that there is a speed hump.

At least it is good for the contractors who are being paid for laying these down.

Why can’t they spend some extra efforts in finishing off the Cotter road works rather than installing speed humps?

Has anyone thought of impact of so many speeds humps on Ambulances, Fire Brigades and Police in case of emergency?

M.

beedlebum 8:07 am 29 Mar 13

Tha Parkway is a bit silly, but we Canberrans aren’t very good at merging, which makes it worse. Surely if we took turns (one from the left lane, one from the right lane) instead of racing to be first, then the traffic might flow a little better?

JimCharles 9:10 pm 28 Mar 13

G-Fresh said :

I think I got air off one of those new speed humps in Curtin… Wasn’t racing anyone and it was not yet signposted or marked with line marking… Dark rainy night.

I nearly splattered a cyclist on there about a month ago.
He just rode his bike straight off the footpath and crossed about 15 feet in front of me, the tarmac had hardly even set and it wasn’t marked, signposted, or in use.
I just sat back and laughed in disbelief until he gave me a dirty look, so he did get a good blast of traditional anglo saxon to set him on his merry way.

Jono 6:37 pm 28 Mar 13

tim_c said :

And do you think these people only drive like this on McCulloch Street, or is it simply reflective of a bigger problem? As I said, it was the result of a NIMBY campaign – by putting ‘inverted-potholes’ and traffic islands across the width of McCulloch Street, you’re only dealing with the McCulloch Street being treated like the top of Mt Panorama, and not influencing driver behaviour on any other road. And that’s what NIMBY means: it’s okay, as long as it’s “Not In My Back Yard”.

Interesting – so if you see something dangerous happening on your street, you shouldn’t suggest improvements in your street, because that’s being a NIMBY. You should make yourself aware of everywhere that it happens and make it clear to the authorities that they shouldn’t do anything in your street unless and until they fix it everywhere.

So, if I live in a street where I see children crossing the road to get to school, and I believe that to be dangerous, I shouldn’t suggest the implementation of a school crossing, because that’s fixing the problem that I see “in my back yard”, and not fixing it everywhere that it occurs in Australia.

Very deep – you’re a real thinker, aren’t you?

c_c™ 6:17 pm 28 Mar 13

gooterz said :

Parkway crashes are a result of the parkway being too narrow only 2 lanes and no rail PT link between civic and tuggeranong.

No, Parkway crashes are the result of people driving like f-wits. No doubt two lanes makes the Parkway slower than it could be, and they really should remove the need to merge at Weston and Cotter Rd (hate to think what will happen when Molonglo is finished), but there’s still no reason that should cause accidents if people take care.

Innovation 4:50 pm 28 Mar 13

tim_c said :

The speedbumps in Curtin are the result of a NIMBY campaign where people save money by buying a house on the main street in/out of the suburb, and then winge to the government that people keep driving past their house. The same as Flinders Way in Griffith, and there’s also a lot of NIMBYs pushing for them for Streeton Drive, Rivett.

Tony Gill said the speedbumps on Flinders Way were necessary because there were “15 per cent of motorists travelling at 63 kilometres per hour or more”. In other words, because 15% of the drivers were exceeding the speed limit by as little as 3 km/h or 5%, he thought it would be better to inconvenience the 85% of the drivers who were doing the right thing, rather than posting Mr Plod there occasionally with a radar to penalise the 15% who don’t seem to know how to read their speedometers.

I agree that the speed humps are irritating but if these NIMBYs are successful in slowing traffic down in their area, good on them. A better design though would be to narrow the roads, create chicane like kerbing and traffic islands and drop the overall speed limit to 40 or 50km/h. Much more efficient than constant accelerating and braking.

gooterz 4:32 pm 28 Mar 13

rigseismic67 said :

it will get a lot better when all the new McMansion dwellers need to get out of their new badly designed suburbs on Cotter Road……….

But wont they use the new light rail? Oh wait that’s years away and only for Gungahlin.

Its amazing how we now have money for light rail, redo all of civic and to put a tunnel all the way along Parkes way. Yet the dear old parkway gets sweet FA.

gazket 3:28 pm 28 Mar 13

gazket said :

The new McCulloch Street speed humps / crossings will become burnout pads.

A better and cheaper option would of been to paint a island in the center of the road and a painted line on the gutter side to narrow the 2 lanes and split the traffic.

gazket 3:22 pm 28 Mar 13

The new McCulloch Street speed humps / crossings will become burnout pads.

tim_c 3:00 pm 28 Mar 13

dph said :

tim_c said :

The speedbumps in Curtin are the result of a NIMBY campaign where people save money by buying a house on the main street in/out of the suburb, and then winge to the government that people keep driving past their house.

As a local (live nearby), you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve witnessed a number of incidents on that

I recently came to aid of an elderly lady, along with a couple of other motorists who’d witnessed her being run off the road by two cars racing each other. A few yrs back I saw dog get run over by something similar.

The worst part is the approach to the first roundabout as you turn off Carruthers St. They’ve placed a large speed bump there to slow traffic right down. However, many seem happy to swerve onto the other side of the road in order to avoid the speed bumps.

You can definitely thank the many idiots over the yrs, who’ve treated McCulloch Street like it was the top of Mt Panorama.

And do you think these people only drive like this on McCulloch Street, or is it simply reflective of a bigger problem? As I said, it was the result of a NIMBY campaign – by putting ‘inverted-potholes’ and traffic islands across the width of McCulloch Street, you’re only dealing with the McCulloch Street being treated like the top of Mt Panorama, and not influencing driver behaviour on any other road. And that’s what NIMBY means: it’s okay, as long as it’s “Not In My Back Yard”.

rigseismic67 9:08 am 12 Mar 13

it will get a lot better when all the new McMansion dwellers need to get out of their new badly designed suburbs on Cotter Road……….

dph 12:38 pm 07 Mar 13

As a local, the speed bumps & crossings on McCulloch Street in Curtin are definitely

tim_c said :

The speedbumps in Curtin are the result of a NIMBY campaign where people save money by buying a house on the main street in/out of the suburb, and then winge to the government that people keep driving past their house.

As a local (live nearby), you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve witnessed a number of incidents on that

I recently came to aid of an elderly lady, along with a couple of other motorists who’d witnessed her being run off the road by two cars racing each other. A few yrs back I saw dog get run over by something similar.

The worst part is the approach to the first roundabout as you turn off Carruthers St. They’ve placed a large speed bump there to slow traffic right down. However, many seem happy to swerve onto the other side of the road in order to avoid the speed bumps.

You can definitely thank the many idiots over the yrs, who’ve treated McCulloch Street like it was the top of Mt Panorama.

tim_c 11:25 am 07 Mar 13

The speedbumps in Curtin are the result of a NIMBY campaign where people save money by buying a house on the main street in/out of the suburb, and then winge to the government that people keep driving past their house. The same as Flinders Way in Griffith, and there’s also a lot of NIMBYs pushing for them for Streeton Drive, Rivett.

Tony Gill said the speedbumps on Flinders Way were necessary because there were “15 per cent of motorists travelling at 63 kilometres per hour or more”. In other words, because 15% of the drivers were exceeding the speed limit by as little as 3 km/h or 5%, he thought it would be better to inconvenience the 85% of the drivers who were doing the right thing, rather than posting Mr Plod there occasionally with a radar to penalise the 15% who don’t seem to know how to read their speedometers.

Spiral 10:22 am 07 Mar 13

The Glenlock interchange used to allow you to turn left off William Hovell on to Caswell and head up past Black Mountain towards Calvary Hospital.

Since the redevelopment it seems you can’t turn left from William Hovell on to the GDE and head up that way.

I suppose there probably isn’t much requirement for people to do that so they probably removed that functionality.

G-Fresh 10:21 am 07 Mar 13

I think I got air off one of those new speed humps in Curtin… Wasn’t racing anyone and it was not yet signposted or marked with line marking… Dark rainy night.

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