What else should the ACT Government be aspiring to?

johnboy 13 May 2009 44

Our Chiefly Leader is flying a kite for a “Vision Zero” on road deaths in the ACT.

    This aspirational vision of zero road deaths has been very successful in Sweden where over a number of years less and less people are killed in road accidents.

Which begs the question… what else should we be setting aspirational targets for?

Better gardens? Guaranteed orgasms? Hot lunches?

Should we aspire to, as a community, stamp out foul language?

I mean if we’re going to set totally unachievable targets with no planning to achieve them surely we should be shooting for the sky across the board?


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luther_bendross luther_bendross 4:12 pm 13 May 09

Enforced No Undie Sund’y.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:15 pm 13 May 09

“Homes for Everybody”?
“Every body deserves a good doctor”?

Otherwise, make “Longer lasting sex” an aspirational target?
The language is already vague enough to be non-binding…

DarkLadyWolfMother DarkLadyWolfMother 4:16 pm 13 May 09

A perfect local council.

poptop poptop 4:22 pm 13 May 09

Where I work, “aspirational” is the weasel word that translates to “something that will never be achieved”

Aspirational goals are the non-core promises of Labor Goverments.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:23 pm 13 May 09

“This aspirational vision of zero road deaths has been very successful in Sweden where over a number of years less and less people are killed in road accidents.”

Because they all drive Volvos – nobody has ever died in a Volvo in a traffic accident!

“Which begs the question… what else should we be setting aspirational targets for?”

No more violence.

No more hate.

An ACT filled with love.

The Raiders winning again.

A prison that functions properly.

hellspice hellspice 4:36 pm 13 May 09

5 days off and 2 days on !

S4anta S4anta 4:36 pm 13 May 09

The last bastion where bogan moths can freely traverse our fine environs without being distracted by bright lights or packaged and sold in michelen star restaurants.

Dante Dante 4:41 pm 13 May 09

No Waste! Oh hang on…

LG LG 4:42 pm 13 May 09

Utopia (covers everything)

poptop poptop 4:51 pm 13 May 09

Your Utopia = my Dystopia.

staria staria 5:27 pm 13 May 09

5 days off and 2 days on !

Hear hear! I would even settle for having only 4 days off and 3 on – think of the drop in unemployment figures if we had a rotating system!!

shutterbug shutterbug 5:50 pm 13 May 09

I propose an aspirational target of ensuring every Canberran reaches their potential… that’s a target we can’t fail to reach. The achievers will succeed as will the bludgers who will reach their full potential… of standing in line at Centrelink.

Pandy Pandy 5:55 pm 13 May 09

This is a snowball that wont be stopped knowing our Jon. So I did a bit of Googling and found the following on this Vision Zero thing and have found that there are many aspects to the policy with the core things being:-

1/ Reconstructing motor traffic roads to motorways

2/ Providing wire median guard rail on roads that are wide enough to allow for 2/1 travel lanes.

3/ Replacing traffic lights with roundabouts

4/ Reconstructing urban roads with moderate to large traffic volume according to the design principles for 50/30 streets in Vision Zero ( 30 km/h at crossing facilities, 50 km/h elsewhere)

5/ Reconstructing urban roads with low traffic volume according to the design principles for walking speed streets in Vision Zero.

6/ Reconstructing urban access roads with very light traffic volume according to the design of the Vision Zero (target speed of 7 km/h).

7/ Increasing the number of speed cameras

8/ Making cars safer

Call me cynical but what is the bet that Jon will quickly adopt points 4/ to 7/ adopt?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:57 pm 13 May 09

Competent Government would be nice, but hey, there’s no way that’ll happen!

Hargreaves not getting caught drink driving – again.

Thumper Thumper 5:58 pm 13 May 09

Bet you number 7 is not aspirational.

Thumper Thumper 5:59 pm 13 May 09

Come to think of it, we really are stuffed.

An incompetent government with aspirational ideas, and an incompetent opposition with no ideas.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 6:13 pm 13 May 09

No more stuff ups like Rhodium.

monomania monomania 6:39 pm 13 May 09

Sweden has a higher road death rate than the ACT. Their best year 4.5 per 100000 in 2006 has been bested here in 5 of the last 8 years. Of course conditions are not comparable.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 6:41 pm 13 May 09

Making cars safer

How much safer do you want cas to get! Your average decent new car comes with ABS, EBD, ESC, air-bags, pre-tension seat belts, crumple zones, safety cells … the list goes on.

I guess you could try and refresh the fleet – make it difficult to keep older cars on the road. But lets be honest: you really are in a spot of serious bother if all you’ve got left to save you are your air-bags … which brings us to driver training …

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 7:03 pm 13 May 09

Relieving the ever increasing tax burden on the common man through strategic and generational financial planning.

Eliminate the selfish gene and propensity for humans to do evil in the ACT.

Stop all genocide from occurring in Gungahlin.

Cull kangaroos without bleeding heart pansies wailing and crying about it for weeks in the press.

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