traffic

ACT Policing: 24/7 patrols planned as police gear up for Summernats

ACT Policing is scheduling around-the-clock traffic enforcement patrols of the areas surrounding Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and additional patrols of the city’s entertainment precincts over the Summernats car festival period beginning today (Thursday, January 7). Police intend to clamp down rigorously on any irresponsible and/or dangerous driving behaviour and have issued a reminder to all motorists that under ACT legislation, police have the power to seize vehicles for burnouts, menacing driving or street racing on public roadways.

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Canberra Times: Review urges transport overhaul

In the Canberra Times, 11 November 2009, city reporter Megan Doherty writes about the major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks. The article discusses the possible introduction of separated and protected bike lanes. Good information about what defines the “Copenhagen-style” protected bike lane can be obtained from the City of Melbourne website. Specifically there is a “Bike Separated Lanes Fact Sheet” (PDF Document) that clearly outlines the concepts and their use. The Canberra Times article is reproduced below: Review urges transport overhaul A major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks has recommended a low-speed ”shared space” in Civic’s

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Invitation to comment (documentation): EIS Proposal – Sandford Street Extension to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

Earlier this week we published an article advising that ACTPLA was consulting and seeking comments and feedback with regard to a proposed EIS for the proposed Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway. We are pleased to advise that the documentation has now been received and it is available for viewing as online documents or downloadable as a .zip archive. View the documents online (via Scribd.com) Download the documents as a .zip archive The NCCC would be pleased to include contributor feedback in any response as the Council has repeatedly indicated concerns about traffic issues and impact

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Invitation to comment: EIS Proposal – Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

The Council has received correspondence from the ACTPLA Applications Secretariat in regard to the a possible EIS Proposal: “Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway-200900355-600/0 Gungahlin (numerous blocks)” UPDATE: ACTPLA are now advising the following: “With reference to the email for EIS Scoping Document dated 9 November, 2009 please be advised that the applicant is not seeking an s211 exemption as stated in the email. Please review the request for scoping documentation and draft your responses accordingly.” ACTPLA are seeking comments from the North Canberra Community Council in relation to this proposed EIS document and in particular

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ABC News: Hackett traffic 'likely to increase'

On 18 September 2009 the ABC News, following up on a story from the previous day where Hackett residents have expressed concern with regard to traffic safety issues,. Roads ACT has now admitted that the traffic in Hackett is only likely to increase with new roadworks and development in Gungahlin and traffic control and management measures are currently not budgeted for. ABC News Online reports as follows: Hackett traffic ‘likely to increase’ Roads ACT say the traffic flow into Canberra’s inner-north suburb of Hackett is likely to increase unless new traffic arrangements are developed.

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ABC News: Safety Concerns (Hackett Traffic)

New traffic pressures in North Canberra expected On 17 September 2009 the ABC News reported on the ongoing concerns that the Hackett residents have with regard to increasing and potentially dangerous traffic levels transiting the Hackett area each morning. [youtube]P-0iCeW0CvU&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube] This is an ongoing issue additional information can also be found in the following articles:

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New traffic pressures in North Canberra expected

Residents of inner north Canberra suburbs can expect a major increase in traffic in their suburbs unless new local traffic arrangements are developed. That was a key message delivered by Mr Tony Gill in his presentation to the North Canberra Community Council on 19 August. Mr Gill, Director of Roads ACT, outlined a number of major traffic developments that will affect North Canberra residents in different ways.

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Correspondence Out: Roads ACT – Antill Street Traffic Issues (21 August 2009)

The North Canberra Community Council recently wrote to the Director of Roads ACT, Mr Tony Gill, following up from issues raised at the 19 August 2009 meeting of the Council. The correspondence highlights certain safety issues with Antill Street Watson. The North Canberra Community Council is concerned with current levels of traffic on Antill Street, and road safety on Antill Street as all previous traffic predictions have underestimated future levels of traffic using Antill Street. A copy of the correspondence out is reproduced below:

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Roadworks creating problems for Pialligo residents and businesses

The ABC Canberra TV news provided the following report on the impact road construction and upgrades around the airport and entrance to the suburb of Pialligo is creating for residents and local businesses. Roads ACT have indicated that road-works should be complete by the end of July, but in the interim temporary traffic lights are being considered. [youtube]onZZ3WQBAzU&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube] The North Canberra Community Council encourages residents and businesses to contact the Council if they continue to have problems with access to the suburb after the temporary traffic lights are installed or there are unreasonable delays in the implementation of these temporary

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