Canberra 2005, Photos from ten years ago

Photos from ten years ago: Canberra

Almost all my photos from August 2005 seem to be from a three day Canberra trip (actually the only time I've been to Canberra). I remember it being cold but fun. And many of the photos are from around the Parliament Houses (old and new). Old Parliament House: New Parliament House. I think this was the approach from Canberra Avenue. Obviously there were works going on at the time.

transport

#HighSpeedRail may not happen anytime soon, but it’s critical that the corridor be reserved

The Phase 2 Report from the High Speed Rail study was released last week -- predicting that although HSR would cover its recurrent (running/maintenance) costs, it'd first take some $114 billion and 45 years to build it. As I've said before, I think a 3-ish hour trip from Melbourne to Sydney would be time-competitive with flying. $114 billion is obviously an incredible cost, and taking decade

transport

Road space: bus vs bikes vs cars – a famous photo recreated in Canberra

Many years ago the German city of Munster set up a photo comparing the road space taken by people in a bus, on bikes, and in cars. Earlier this month the Cycling Promotion Fund recreated that picture in Canberra, and yesterday they released it. On Sunday 9th September 69 volunteers, 69 bicycles, 60 cars and one bus gathered in Canberra to recreate a world-renowned photograph taken more t