RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:12 pm

Another reason why I love being on the bike.

F3 traffic snarl this arvo.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/petrol-tanker-crash-hits-f3-peak-hour-20101208-18phe.html

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Re: F3 traffic snarl this arvo

Postby CommuRider » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:24 pm

It was a short snarl so I didn't think it warranted a thread :oops:

BUT just checked the RTA now and there's still debris on the F3 near the Mount White weighing station.

I might create an RTA live traffic thread just to remind myself what I'm missing out on. :-)

http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/

:idea:

Can this thread be renamed to the RTA live traffic? NSW folder?
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RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby Boognoss » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:33 pm

Sure, it wasn't exactly weather-related originally. ;)

Have renamed and there is bicycle-related content on the RTA Traffic site so to NSW this goes.
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:34 pm

Boognoss wrote:Sure, it wasn't exactly weather-related originally. ;)


I was just being lazy ;-) And I didn't want to create yet another thread when there is probably something similarly named in the depths of the forum. But happy for you to be so obliging....
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Postby Boognoss » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:39 pm

It's largely about the mod power! :)

I use the RTA Live Traffic site fairly often if I'm driving (rarely need to before a ride unless it involves a traffic ferry) and it's pretty good. Not overly useful but a cool feature is to read what the overhead electronics signs are displaying.
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby silkishuge » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:41 pm

CommuRider wrote:Another reason why I love being on the bike.

F3 traffic snarl this arvo.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/petrol-tanker-crash-hits-f3-peak-hour-20101208-18phe.html

Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedommmmmmmmmm.


I pass the F3 twice a day on the over head bridge along Kujring-Gai Chase Rd and it is always bumper to bumper traffic EVERY morning. Bumper to bumper as far as my eyes can see. That is normal.

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Postby breezer1 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:43 pm

today was no better, a fuel tanker sprung a leak, that stopped the traffic for quite awhile :cry:
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:44 pm

The site's best feature for me still remains the Incidents.

Oooh 19 incidents today ;-) I always watch out when there's an incident on City West as that WAS my normal driving route.

Integrated camera view here:

http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/#cameraview

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Edit: Actually F3 at Mount White looks ok now from the camera.
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby silkishuge » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:58 pm

Forgot to mention that the last tanker that had an accident along the F3 caused 12 hour delays. Accident occurred in the morning and wasn't cleared till past midnight. I think some executive with the RTA was "fired" because of it.

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Postby sogood » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:02 pm

Boognoss wrote:I use the RTA Live Traffic site fairly often if I'm driving (rarely need to before a ride unless it involves a traffic ferry) and it's pretty good. Not overly useful but a cool feature is to read what the overhead electronics signs are displaying.

I use it all the time before rides to decide which direction I'm headed.
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Postby queequeg » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:26 pm

Boognoss wrote:It's largely about the mod power! :)

I use the RTA Live Traffic site fairly often if I'm driving (rarely need to before a ride unless it involves a traffic ferry) and it's pretty good. Not overly useful but a cool feature is to read what the overhead electronics signs are displaying.


I wonder....if they display what the signs are saying, it can only be a matter of time until someone figures out how to change them online as well :-)
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:05 pm

Thought the F3 at Somersby would be closed because of the body found on the road

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/human-remains ... 1bdjb.html

but it's running freely....incident in Greenwich though.
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Postby wombatK » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:08 pm

CommuRider wrote:Thought the F3 at Somersby would be closed because of the body found on the road

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/human-remains ... 1bdjb.html

but it's running freely....incident in Greenwich though.

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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby familyguy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:53 pm

No mention of a bike (damaged or destroyed) in the news, and doesnt look like there's any other junk on the road. Probably just someone wandering up the freeway.

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Postby Alycat » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:04 am

queequeg wrote:....if they display what the signs are saying, it can only be a matter of time until someone figures out how to change them online as well :-)

I am actually working on a computer program at the moment to change data on of these road side signs. You can either SMS the sign or use a LAN. With the first you need the SIM number, and in both cases you need the password, so they have some reasonable security.

(My program is for legitimate reasons, not trying to hack one!)
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:48 pm

Looks like the M2 is going to be a car park today.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/10-hurt-as-m2 ... 1bkt7.html

RTA states westbound traffic and significant delays. 3 cars, 10 ppl involved.

4 cars at King Georges Rd in Roselands. Gah, M5 looks like a shocker run.

Also Petersham, West St, 2 people trapped (!)

Accident Monday this arvo it seems.
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby queequeg » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:39 pm

CommuRider wrote:Looks like the M2 is going to be a car park today.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/10-hurt-as-m2 ... 1bkt7.html

RTA states westbound traffic and significant delays. 3 cars, 10 ppl involved.



I got a call from my wife at about 3:20pm, and she was stuck on the M2 under Pennant Hills Rd and wondering why the traffic was at a standstill. I quickly looked up the RTA site and saw the M2 was closed at Windsor Rd due to said accident, and luckily my wife with toddler on board were close enough to the Pennant Hills Rd exit that she was able to escape. Everyone else was stuck there for a couple of hours!
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:52 pm

For M5 riders, another reason to gloat from the NSW Police Twitter feed:

Following a car accident on King Georges Road at Hurstville, a contra flow has been set up

http://twitter.com/nswpolice/status/55461062522322944
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Postby queequeg » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:48 pm

CommuRider wrote:For M5 riders, another reason to gloat from the NSW Police Twitter feed:

Following a car accident on King Georges Road at Hurstville, a contra flow has been set up

http://twitter.com/nswpolice/status/55461062522322944


and a four car accident on the Gladesville Bridge that closed 3 of the City-bound lanes. Lots of fun for everyone tonight!
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:20 pm

Oh dear. And in the rain too. Not too many happy campers amongst the drivers of Sydney today. Oh wait, how would I know since I am totally oblivious to their traffic probs? :lol:
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:37 am

M4 accident at Prospect with all citybound lanes closed. Carmageddon!

The RTA now has a Live Traffic app. They released it last month
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Postby find_bruce » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:39 pm

I was wondering why it was so quiet on my commute today
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Re: RTA Live Traffic website - was F3 traffic snarl

Postby CommuRider » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:49 pm

Tanker smash at SHB (what a nightmare)

5 lanes closed!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-04/h ... sh/3629570

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Guess it's going to be a car park throughout all arteries

(more power to the two wheels!)

Not a sight you see too often

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Postby SmellyTofu » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:15 pm

Just watching ch 7 news and yet again the cheap shot about the empty bike lanes in the city.
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Postby CommuRider » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:10 pm

Don't watch C7 but did they take the shots during peak hour? Heaps of cyclists using the lanes between 5-7pm.

My colleague got stuck - 20 minutes to crawl 50m (I kid you not!) so she turned around and is going to have a late night tonight.
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