Yet another accident on King Edward Terrace…

Growling Ferret 30 January 2007 10

The Intersection of King Edward Terrace and Bowen Drive has seen yet another serious accident this morning. Today we are told its a cyclist being struck and for all involved’s sake, I hope the cyclist and motorists are all right

My point is I don’t know if there is a more dangerous intersection in Canberra. How often does there have to be accidents (we see at least one tow away job a week) at this intersection before traffic lights or a roundabout are installed? Does someone need to be killed? Come on Nat Cap Authority, spend some money and save a life!

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10 Responses to Yet another accident on King Edward Terrace…
seepi seepi 1:32 pm 30 Jan 07

is this the very end of King Edward Tce? It is a dud intersection. Cars at a standstill, trying to give way to 6 lanes of traffic, the far lanes of which are doing about 100km around the bend.

It is terrible for pedestrians too – that was why they made it single lane – so the hundreds of round the lake joggers only had to weave thru one lane of traffic.

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 1:06 pm 30 Jan 07

Actually, I just had a brilliant idea. Why don’t we make the intersection safe by putting a speed camera up?

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 12:05 pm 30 Jan 07

I preferred it when Bowen Drive was 2 lanes all the around – it gave you heaps more run-up to get ahead of everyone else at the merge!

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 11:18 am 30 Jan 07

Its a rubbish intersection, and the improvements over the last two or three years have not made it any more or less safe. Just stick some lights in there and be done with it!

Sammy Sammy 11:02 am 30 Jan 07

for an accident to happen someone has to break a road rule

People are idiots. The authorities need to protect us from ourselves by designing less accident-prone intersections.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:00 am 30 Jan 07

Traffic lights would be the sensible option. They are needed too at the Bowen Dr, Brisbane Ave intersection as well; not because of any great risk of accidents but purely to make my escape from Barton easier in the afternoon.

CouldExpire CouldExpire 9:49 am 30 Jan 07

so very true…

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 9:46 am 30 Jan 07

Regardless of how bad an intersection is, for an accident to happen someone has to break a road rule.

CouldExpire CouldExpire 9:29 am 30 Jan 07

Now why doesnt this suprise me?

Its not just the intersections fault.. Ive seen some ridiculous driving through there!

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 8:48 am 30 Jan 07

I drove through there 15 minutes ago, and I’d be surprised if a cyclist was able to write off a new Mazda 3 AND a Holden Commodore. Looked to me like a standard fail to give way collision. People were standing around looking a bit shaken, both cars were looking pretty squashed. Hooray for insurance!

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