So changed jobs recently so instead of Semaphore to Marion each day on the flat bar roadie, now have the trip up Port Rd to town. After two weeks don't have too much to complain about aside from amount of rubbish in the bike lane and terrible road condition in the bike lane (espcially near cheltenham cemetary). For the most part the new to me bike lanes from entertainment centre to Clark terrace/Cheltenham Rd are a great addition.
The only other beef I have is the Australian Post van at Woodville Rd parking in the bike lane every day, is this allowed?
Anyhoo coming home thursday night, at about 530 I'm in the woodville area and I saw something that made me mad, laugh, cry and almost give up riding all at the one time, as I come up on the Cycle Worx bike store, there is a man putting a bike in his boot and another getting out of car and walking in the bike store, BOTH ARE PARKED IN THE BIKE LANE, at one of the two times of the day that is designated for no parking and just for bike, ie 4:30 to 6pm.
As I passed and entered the left car lane to get around, I yelled out "you're going to the Bike store and parked in the Bike Lane", both looked at me like I was talking Vulcan.
In some ways it really goes to show how much more work is need in driver and rider education, the pessimist in me think maybe we will never change, but what the hell we can all change our ways, maybe as a start the store could remind people if they see them parked there at that time.
Stay safe yall