looks like a challenge for the jumps bike!
Unusual not to have any traffic controllers, these days it seems if someone even needs to stand on the road a whole army of traffic controllers turn up and block the road.
I have just sent this email to Adelaide City Council. Let me know if there is any improvement.
There has been a complaint on Adelaide Cyclists that while the Franklin Street bicycle lane is unavailable due to roadworks and cyclists must mix it with traffic in the travel lane, there are no temporary lower speed limits. See this link with photo http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/careful-on-franklin-st
I ask if the plans considered and meet:
-- Austroads 'Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice: Part 14 – Bicycles'
-- AS 1742.3 – Australian Standard – Manual of uniform traffic control devices – Part 3: Traffic control for works on roads
Coordinator of Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group)
I hate this section of road. Franklin Street between the bus depot (but the North side of the road) and King William encourages much weaving and zigzagging. And the surface has gone to crap.
Looking out of my office window right now, there's one of those big sheets of steel covering the hole. It sits up a couple of inches from the road and looks slippery as hell in the rain!
they are a nasty piece of work.
Within the last 6 months a cyclist reported a proud steel sheet covering roadworks. At least 3 cyclists came off. Reported (in that instance to Transport) and the workers then butted around the edges with asphalt. Austroads guidelines states that any hole or step more than 20mm is unacceptable for cyclists. If you think it is dangerous, contact Adelaide City Council, email email@example.com.
Even with an asphalt lip they become nice and slippery after the first rain in a long period when its mixed with oil from the road. There was a large piece placed on O'Connell St a couple of months ago that almost seemed polished.
By the way guys, the spot I meant is back near the square, outside of Eynesbury College.
The workmen have butted bitumen up to the plate, but it does still stand a long way proud of the road, I'd be careful!
Up near the bus station its also chaotic with weird deviations in road markings and other such fun!