Commuter warnings

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:55 am

Fallen tree blocking bike lane on Ginninderra Dr on the downhill section just before North Lyneham

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Broken down truck in bike lane of southbound GDE at Barton Hwy flyover

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:49 pm

Looks like someone lost their trailer load of gravel over the bike lane on the GDE northbound just past the Belconnen way flyover. Looks pretty precarious.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ruckednee » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:42 pm

And on the GDE/Caswell Dr southbound just shy of Glenloch, although there it's more likely to be run-off from recent storms

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:41 pm

Noviss wrote:Looks like someone lost their trailer load of gravel over the bike lane on the GDE northbound just past the Belconnen way flyover. Looks pretty precarious.


Saw that today. There seems to be dirt on the road at Ginninderra Dr overpass as well.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:21 pm

Ross wrote:Parked/broken down car partially blocking cycle lane on Federal Highway (northbound) just before BP servo near Watson



This car is still there. :x

Majura Parway bike lane southbound is closed about 1km after the green sign saying 7km to the airport. There is a yellow and black barrier across the path with a sign directing bikes onto the bike path. The sign also says the lane is closed until Novemer. You can actually still get past relatively safely, once past the barrier tghelane is clear for about another kilometre then there arfe some orange traffic cones lined up next to the lane and a little further on where they are actually doing construction (for new access road to back of IKEA) there are a bunch of concrete barriers in the bike lane but parallel to it (so halving the width of it).

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby No_Jedi » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Be careful traveling north on Northbourne Avenue coming into Lyneham. Scattered, small gravel from the tram works is occupying the bike lane and could be slippery if hit at the wrong angle and speed.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:25 am

Mt Ainslie everesting starting this Friday at 7pm (a bike version on the road and a walking one on the trails)
http://projectneverest.com/#canberra

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:03 pm

The previously advertised College Walk has been rescheduled;

Event Name: Annual Daramalan College Charity Walk
Event Date and Time: Monday 3 April - 9:30 am to 1 pm
What: 1,200 students and staff walking around Lake Burley Griffin western loop shared path.

Starts at 9:30 am at Lennox Gardens with walkers moving in a clockwise direction, finishing at Acton Park at lunchtime.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:00 pm

Lots of rubbish in the cycle lanes at the moment. Managed to pick up the following on Gininderra Drive this morning:

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Gininderra Drive and Gungahlin Drive seem to be the worst. Barton Highway and Majura Parkway seemed OK. Not sure why the cycle lanes aren't being swept. Along Caswell Drive near the Belconnen Way exit it looks like they have swept the road and all the loose stones have been swept into the cycle lane :evil: .

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:11 pm

Saw the street sweeper truck going up Northbourne Ave today in the right lane sweeping up mostly invisible dirt :roll: while the untouched bike lane was covered in slippery red berries and various other tree debris :evil:

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Wed May 03, 2017 8:33 pm

Here is todays tyre and tube destroyer courtesy of the GDE (adjacent to GIO stadium).

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There is either a lot of rubbish in the bike lanes or I am having a bad run.

Will raise another Canberra Connect issue and no doubt get the same response as last time and once again nothing will be done! :evil:

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Howzat » Wed May 03, 2017 9:29 pm

Noviss - thanks for your public-spirited efforts to clean up the streets with your tyres!

Post a request to Fix My Street. If the debris in the bike lane poses a risk or danger to cyclists, make sure you say that.

I get dangerous potholes filled within 3-4 days, reliably.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Thu May 04, 2017 7:13 am

Howzat wrote:Noviss - thanks for your public-spirited efforts to clean up the streets with your tyres!

Post a request to Fix My Street. If the debris in the bike lane poses a risk or danger to cyclists, make sure you say that.

I get dangerous potholes filled within 3-4 days, reliably.


No worries...if I am getting punctures at least someone else isn't.

Reported it to Fix My Street and highlighted the dangers particularly with the end of daylight saving and lack of lighting along the GDE.

Think I will stick to the bike paths from now on and take my chances with pedestrians who seem to think they don't need any form of illumination to maintain visibility. Can't afford to keep riding on rubbish filled cycle lanes.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 pm

There is a broken down/abandoned car in the on road cycle lane North bound on the GDE just past the Belconnen Way merge point.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:24 pm

Shared path in Gungahlin that runs ajacent to Gungahlin Lakes Club at the intersection of Gundaroo and Gungahlin Drives has been closed and cyclists/peds now have to negotiate the Gungahlin Lakes Club carpark (and drunk club patrons :evil: ) to jump a gutter to access a hopefully temporary compacted dirt path leading back up to the Gungahlin Dr path. There are no detour signs, just a 3m high fence with big yellow sign saying path closed. :|

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:38 pm

Ross wrote:Shared path in Gungahlin that runs ajacent to Gungahlin Lakes Club at the intersection of Gundaroo and Gungahlin Drives has been closed and cyclists/peds now have to negotiate the Gungahlin Lakes Club carpark (and drunk club patrons :evil: ) to jump a gutter to access a hopefully temporary compacted dirt path leading back up to the Gungahlin Dr path. There are no detour signs, just a 3m high fence with big yellow sign saying path closed. :|


Got caught at this one today on a leisure ride. Figured it must have been my own stupidity given that this is the main path for Belconnen to Gungahlin. I came from the Palmerston side and the signage was at best confusing and at worst completely inadequate. Someone could end up in a real mess in the dark if they hit the fence that has been put across the path. There has been work going on at this corner for over 6 months but this is the first time it has been closed.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby nickdos » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:48 pm

This is not really a commuter warning but might affect anyone adding a hill climb on the way to/from work... the road up to Mount Majura radar station (beyond the closed bit) is being used by trucks doing some sort of works about 1/3 way up. As a result the sealed road is covered in a thick layer of dirt and gravel, which makes the surface extremely sketchy. So take extra care when coming down from the top and reduce speed to less 30 km/h for that section (you'll notice it on the way up).

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:26 pm

Thank Nickdos, I had seen some trucks in that area and was planning to go and see what was going on. I notice the trucks have dumped a few loads of what appears to be mulch/wood chips at the bottom near the service road that goes to the winery /truffle farm

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:16 pm

The Cotter road underpass at Curtin is down to single lane under the bridge due to encroachment of construction works. I hadn't ridden this section for a week or so and nearly came to grief this morning. There are no warning signs either.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:54 pm

This is more of an "anti-warning". The on-road bike lane of the Federal Hwy near Eaglehawk has (finally) been resurfaced to match the quality and more importantly the height of the ajacent roadway. Smooth!

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:42 pm

Ross wrote:This is more of an "anti-warning". The on-road bike lane of the Federal Hwy near Eaglehawk has (finally) been resurfaced to match the quality and more importantly the height of the ajacent roadway. Smooth!


Now if only they could do the rest of the ACT roads that have a dangerous "lip" (between the road surface and the shoulder) where the road has been resurfaced eg Gungahlin Drive, Ginninderra Drive, Barton Highway, Federal Highway, Sutton Road just to name a few.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ruckednee » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 am

Seems to be a lot of roadkill around atm. Heard tell of someone hitting a dead wallaby at speed this morning on Belconnen Way adjacent to Bruce Ridge. Rider seen to be ok but the bike was toast. Ride safe everyone.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:39 am

The path between bandjalong crescent and the main bindubi path has two blocked off sections where they are repairing the path. One spot requires dismount unless you are on an off-road bike. Very little warning for both sections.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:25 pm

Dead animal (wombat?) in on-road bike lane of GDE near Aranda (downhill section heading south).
Should be able to see it ok during the day but if riding there pre-dawn or in the evening you might not see it until too late.

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