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Journeys : Apr May 2011
What’s hot at Hybrid? RACT Travelworld meets the Theatre Royal In 2011 RACT Travelworld is proud to be partnering with the Theatre Royal to bring the following productions to Hobart – Little Gem (11-12 Ap r i l), Rainbow’s End (24-25 June) and Julius Caesar (6-9 July). As part of this sponsorship, a special opportunity to meet the cast of Little Gem was held at RACT House. The cast, from the Gúna Nua Theatre based in Dublin, enthralled the audience w ith behind-the-scenes information on rehearsing and preparing for their tour of Australia – all delivered with lilting Irish accents! Warm drinks for a chilly autumn, that’s what! Head for the third floor of RACT House in Hobart and ask Anne or Adam to whip up a hot chocolate (try the Hybrid Special, with cinnamon and choc pieces); add a dash of caramel or hazelnut with a marshmallow on top – or go oriental with an amazing green tea latte! Share the roads, obey the rules Just like motorists and motorcyclists, cyclists must follow the road r ules. One of the most frustrating things for motorists is seeing basic road rules being broken by cyclists, especially bikes running red lights or not waiting at roundabouts. These short-cuts give all cyclists a bad name. In the same way, motorists need to know the facts – for example, it is legal for cyclists to ride two abreast in most situations. (Specific local area traffic management plans may sometimes specify single file only – this is usually done via area-specific war ning signage.) Courtesy and a clear understanding that we are all sharing the road will go a long way to reducing the risk of crashes involving cyclists. Traffic interrupts our meeting The Februar y meeting of the Souther n Regional Advisory Committee was delayed by 30 minutes because of a traffic snarl in Hobart, which left committee members sitting in traffic rather than sitting around a conference table. The traffic jam stopped evening peak traffic on most major roads both within the city and on surrounding roads. As one committee member obser ved: “These incidents seem to be occurring more often, and Tasmania is losing one of its great lifestyle attractions.” Issues in the first meeting for 2011 ranged from concer ns about the Mud Walls Road, which committee members agreed demanded funding pr ior ity, to the State Gover nment’s Integrated Transport Plan, launched in December last year. The R ACT is seeking a briefing on this plan from DIER. The Committee noted cor respondence from Hobar t City Council in response to concerns about the condition of the road surface in Davey Street. HCC advised it would monitor the condition of the road surface through the Council’s inspection program. Following debate about shar ing the road between cyclists and motorists, the committee has invited Cycling Tasmania to meet and discuss the issue. At the Little Gem launch party: Cast members Neili Conroy, RACT Travelworld’s Travel Sales Manager Christine Benbow, Anita Reeves and Birdy Beaman Life on the move April / May 2011 21 PANEL BEATING SPRAY PAINTING Two pack spray and bake booth CHASSIS WORK Measure and alignment system from Finland MINTYS BODYWORKS 107 Mornington Road Mornington Telephone 6244 4732 Facsimile 6244 3845
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