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Tharwa bridge closures

ROADS ACT is warning road users of a series of closures on Tharwa Bridge to allow for maintenance work starting on Monday 27 October 2014. The closures will be in effect daily from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, Monday 27 October 2014 to Friday 31 October 2014. The bridge closure will mean […]


What Brisbane’s ferries can teach us about funding public transport

By Barbara T.H. Yen, Griffith University Traditional funding sources are becoming inadequate to meet public transport demands in Australian cities, despite the broad economic and social benefits public transport brings, such as cost savings associated with reduced traffic congestion, productivity through improved job creation, competitiveness and livability. In 2013 around two-thirds of Australia’s population resided […]

And the survey says… Late night bus users want to be dropped off close to home

SHANE Rattenbury has the unsurprising news that very few people fancy a late night hike from Belconnen to West Macgregor. “ACTION asked the community whether they would prefer a higher frequency service consisting of three rapid bus routes dropping passengers at major town centres or bus stations to the current model which drops passengers at […]

Why do you get on your bike? ANU wants to know

STUDENTS from the Australian National University are working with Pedal Power to research the capital’s cyclists. The project – which will form a part of the students’ Environmental Sciences degree – involves researching cycling organisations, an online survey and ‘face to face’ focus groups. The students are keen to hear from current and previous Pedal […]


Shane wants your thoughts on Copland Drive

SHANE Rattenbury has announced the start of a study and community consultation process to identify traffic issues on Copland Drive in Evatt, Melba and Spence. “Residents and road users of Copland Drive have raised concerns with me about traffic issues such as speeding and rat running,” Shane said. “There are not only many residential properties […]

214 busted over the holiday weekends

ACT Policing issued over 214 Traffic Infringement Notices and 98 Cautions while targeting dangerous drivers over the Community Day and Labour Day long weekends. This targeting was part of a joint ACT Policing and NSW Police operation over both long weekends, which often see a large number of motorists travelling interstate. Double demerits were in […]

Double demerits this weekend

SIMON Corbell is reminding drivers that double demerit points will be applied over the Labour Day long weekend as part of the government’s commitment to improving road safety. Double demerit points will apply to speeding offences and increased demerit points will apply to a number of other traffic offences from Friday 3 October to Monday […]

Bunda Street, a real mess and it won’t look like the design drawing

CANBERRA CBD Limited are warning business of unholy disruptions to Bunda Street as it is converted into a shared space. The entry from Akuna Street will close from Thursday 8 October 2014. Therefore both ends of the last part of the City Cycle Loop are temporarily closed at Akuna Street (adjacent SAP building) and Mort […]

Commonwealth dollars for local roads

SENATOR Zed Seselja has welcomed delivery of the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme, announcing that the ACT will receive $67.2m for local road construction and street repairs. “These funds will make a real difference in building roads, repairing streets and creating better access across our community,” Zed said. “As announced in the […]

Simon would like you to stop tailgating

SIMON Corbell has launched a new road safety campaign highlighting the impact of tailgating. “Not only are rear-end collisions in the top three crashes for injuries, but the costs of these crashes impacts on the whole community through CTP premiums,” Simon said. “This campaign is intended to raise awareness of the impact of tailgating and […]

Try the buses says Shane

WITH pay parking arriving in the Parliamentary Triangle tomorrow Shane Rattenbury is encouraging workers in that zone to try his bus network. “Now is the perfect opportunity for workers in the Parliamentary Triangle to make the switch to buses and enjoy the significant cost savings and convenience they provide,” Shane said. “ACTION’s new Network 14 […]

Shane wants to know what sort of night bus you’d prefer?

SHANE Rattenbury is asking for Canberrans thoughts on two options for the ACT Government’s 2014 Nightrider bus service. “The late night Nightrider service is an important part of the ACT’s public transport, providing a convenient, reliable and low cost way of getting home during the festive period. It’s also an important safety initiative, providing an […]