The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013
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18 NT NEWS. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au Blocker footings are a pedestrian trip hazard GET IT FIXED WHAT: The footings of a laneway blocker remain after the blocker was cut away. The footings are a good spot for a clumsy pedestrian or a falling cyclist to rip themselves up on. FIXERRECOMMENDS: Grind away the last of the footing and fill it with concrete or bitumen or something. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: Darwin council general manager for infrastructure Luccio Cercarelli. CONTACT: (08) 8930-0581 THIS week is a laneway special for The Fixer, and theyre both within a few hundred metres of each other in Moil. This is the less obvious of the two, but by no means the less dangerous. A gentleman by the name of David flicked an email to The Fixer last month, and outlined his concerns surrounding two footings for a laneway blocker removed months ago. The footings are at the Rothdale Rd entrance to the laneway connecting it with Thornton Cres. The blocker could have been removed as early as January. Ive just come back from being away for over two months and Im surprised to see that the entrance to the walkway . . . still has the metal footings for vehicle barriers exposed, (presenting) a danger to cyclists and pedestrians, David said. I have no idea why the barrier is missing but these two metal protrusions cause me problems every time I use the walkway. Not only can you damage your bike but a rider could come off their bike with substantial personal injuries. Nobody likes blood and guts now, do they? P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -A P R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Large tree forms root of pathway problem GET IT FIXED WHAT: A tree on the fenceline at this laneway between Lanyon Tce and Greenwood Cres has been cut down, but not before punching through the cement on the footpath. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: Darwin council general manager for infrastructure Luccio Cercarelli CONTACT: (08) 8930-0581 PEDESTRIANS beware this laneway is still dodgy. On the letters page last week, we ran a picture of some cracked pathway that looked like the Incredible Hulk had hit the ground. Its still there now. A large tree planted along the fenceline of this laneway between Lanyon Tce and Greenwood Cres lifted the footpath, exposing rough edges and horrendously uneven surfaces. In the past few weeks, the tree has been removed, but the damage caused has not been fixed. Mum Kate said she walked through the laneway several times daily, and tripped and fell on one of the corrugations earlier this year. I had some big bruises and scratches all over me people were asking me what happened, she said. I had a look at the busted section the other day and its so bad, I could pick up the chunks and throw them over the fence its lifted about 25cm. Kate said the areas laneways were cleaned regularly, and she couldnt under stand why none of the sweepers had reported the broken section. Its a busy laneway kids walk and ride through it on their way to school every morning and afternoon. People walk through it to catch a bus to Casuarina. Its used all the time. Kate said she looked forward to seeing it fixed. The Fixer NEED SOMETHING FIXED? CALL DAMO ON 8944 9750 with Damo McCartney firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on twitter @ NTNTheFixer WALL OF FAME FIXED WHAT: Shrubs on the median strip at the corner of Alawa Cres and Trower Rdwere blocking the view of oncoming traffic. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: DCI senior project manager Herb Backers FIXED WHAT: The roadmarkings are horrendously faded on Henning Rd in Coolalinga. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: Infrastructure department civil project director Sam Satsangi. FIXED WHAT: The roadmarkings on Dinah Beach Rd are many and faded, making driving somewhat treacherous. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: Darwin council general manager for infrastructure Luccio Cercarelli. WALL OF SHAME GET IT FIXED WHAT: A path fromMindil Beach to the Fannie Bay cliffs is still not open. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: George Brown Botanic Gardens CONTACT: (08) 8999-4418 GET IT FIXED WHAT: Skaters at the Palmerston Skate Park are going thirsty thanks to a waterless water bubbler. A gate between the skate park and thewater park is openwhen thewater park is open, but on Wednesday and Thursday when the park is closed, they go thirsty. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: YMCA chief executive Alexia Hohipa CONTACT: 0417 285 021
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