does anyone know the regulated width of a bicycle lane on the road?
also, I am currently analysing Gouger Street for a uni assignment, does anyone know why there is no bike lane on Gouger Street between King William Street and Morphett street?
Austroads was updated in 2009. I can only refer to Austroads 1999, without accessing and perusing the new version. With your assignment due this afternoon, you should have started your research earlier. I am busy writing a CTP Green Paper submission that close Friday 27-Apr-2012 at 5pm.
1.5m the best width where speed limit 60 km/h. 1.2m acceptable. 1.0m is the absolute minimum width which Transport in DTPI (formerly DTEI) will accept. An example I measured of 1.0m width is East Terrace in Thebarton where trucks overtake cyclists too closely. I understood that some of Anzac Highway bicycle lanes only 1m width. An example I measured is a cycling area (differs from bicycle lane) is Frome Road where it meets Victoria Drive -- wider at North Terrace intersection.
Bicycle Network Victoria (cycling advocacy) has higher standards. VicRoads (govt transport) is approving better cycling infrastructure than SA govt. In the AC group of Look For Cyclists, under topic Design For Cyclists, I have listed some of the better Melbourne cycling facilities under categories.
Doesn't where you study have rules on plagiarism?
Sorry, what's plagiarism got to do with bike lane widths?
This is more like original research, the opposite of plagiarism!
Most Adelaide bike lanes are retrofit - crammed into a street that was designed without them.
There are certain minimum widths specified for car lanes, and sometimes not possible to fit a bike lane in as well. Lane width would depend on speed limit and road shape.
That is why bike lanes often vanish at road junctions. On standard road, between junctions, enough width for 1 std lane + 1 bike lane; but not for 1 std lane + 1 turn-right lane + bike lane. The 2 car lanes, are all they can fit in.
why would i be plagiarising? it's a university assignment, requiring research from sources that can be referenced respectively. i've done heaps of research for this, it's a 500 word write up to be inserted into a powerpoint presentation on the whole gouger street area, focusing on a myraid of other potential improvements. this was just one fact i thought would be a little booster to the research i have already done. thank you to dahondude for guidance to the answer. i wasn't looking to be told how to do my homework nor did i mean to ignite any attitude regarding the matter, but really awesome to see how passionate everyone is...thanks for expressing your opinions.
Blame the flame on the low barometric pressure and rain over the last 12 hrs. Rain comes down, barometric pressure goes down, people's moods go down, # positive responses on internet forums go down :-)
Gus, I recognise the drawings adapted by a Prospect BUG member. Note words 'Prospect Council fantasy'. You say from the Ride Out Load blog for Walkerville Terrace. Can you explain about this?
ask Google and you find this
Great comment Dahondude!
I think most councils use a fairly simple formula for working out the width of a bike lane. They take the total width of the road, subtract what they think is required for the traffic lanes and what is left must be what is needed for the bicycle lane.