Commuter warnings

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Ross
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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:15 pm

Asphalt patching tomorrow 20/3/18 Belconnen Way/Barry Drive, O’Connor. East bound from the Gungahlin Drive Extension to Dryandra Street - in the cycle lane and parts of the bus lane. Daily updates on ACT road resurfacing program at https://www.tccs.act.gov.au/roads-paths ... s/_recache


This is long overdue, the bike lane in this area is very bad (rough, potholed) and I recall a female e-bike commuter crashed there a year or two ago and was seriously injured.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:27 pm

The on road cycle lane Westbound on Ginninderra Drive is closed at UC (Allawoonah Drive). There is only one sign across the lane notifying this.

It may be closed for a while as there seems to be a new batch of concrete barriers that have been placed in the lane further down adjacent to the new hospital.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 am

Noviss wrote:The on road cycle lane Westbound on Ginninderra Drive is closed at UC (Allawoonah Drive). There is only one sign across the lane notifying this.

It may be closed for a while as there seems to be a new batch of concrete barriers that have been placed in the lane further down adjacent to the new hospital.


Closed lane scheduled to be closed until the end of May. It may open earlier if works completed sooner than anticipated.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Noviss » Tue May 01, 2018 7:38 pm

There is a broken down/dumped car northbound on Caswell Drive right at the start of the slip lane for the Belconnen Way exit.

Also, watch out for the gravel detour on the path between Curtin and Phillip just near the Yarra Glen roundabout. There isn't much warning of the detour and the gravel is fairly loose.

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Re: Commuter warnings

Postby Ross » Tue May 01, 2018 9:44 pm

I see there is no longer an on-road cycling lane on Northbourne Ave/Fed Hwy (northbound) near the Lyneham netball courts. This looks to be a permanent "feature" thanks to the light rail. There is a sign instructing cyclists of this and directing them onto the shared path ajacent. This will end in tears for all parties when a netball game or other sporting event is happening at the nearby oval and peds (inc small children) wander all over it and also cars crossing it going in and out of carpark.

Also, further up the road (NB Ave/FH) at Exhibition Park at the left turn into Flemington Rd the on-road bike lane suddenly takes a left turn and there is now a concrete curb where the bike lane used to continue straight. I presume the left turn of the bike lane is so bikes can cross the rail lines at ~90 degrees rather than ~45 degrees and risk crashing but if you are head down and bum up while riding you could miss seeing the turn and smash straight into the new curb with potentially dire consequences.

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