Now I know what the new posts are for. Cycle route signs being added for North Parkland through to and across Regency Road. Is this all we get for the Braund Boulevard planned to roll out a year ago. Signs are good, but the car traffic calming infrastructure that was planned would be good first up. I will cycle on in hope of road treatments to follow. We still need a safer crossing to the Parkland from the South end of Braund.
Daniel, local residents were tired of the excess vehicle speeds, volumes and crashes on Braund Rd. Also unpleasant tending to crash victims until ambulances arrived, and cleaning up after property damage to fences and buildings.
A majority of Braund Rd residents signed a petition requesting traffic calming. When Prospect Council conducted a survey, a majority of Braund Rd residents asked for some road closures (like Unley, or a Thebarton St parallel to Port and South roads).
Multiple Prospect Council reports identified the traffic issues. But politics got in the way, and no physical traffic calming.
In 2014 another report identified speeding (22 to 45%, depending on location). The state govt offered to fund traffic calming of the council street and pending boulevard. I was the only Prospect cyclist in the stakeholders group. We were told that road closures were off the agenda.
Today I rode the length of Braund Rd to check the new signs.
Installation is varied, e.g. stobie pole, new dedicated post, single signs, and 'back-to-back' signs when half of the signs on the 'wrong' side of the road.
I found one sign location could be improved, i.e. when riding south, the sign should be before / north of Myrtle Street, rather than south and 'back-to-back with another sign. Currently the sign directs some cyclists east or west along Rose St. Rather than east along bikedirect Myrtle St to connect with bikedirect Kintore Av, or west along bikedirect Myrtle St to connect with bikedirect Belford Av.
I would appreciate if others checked the signs for any anomalies that I missed.
Am yet to check signs in bikedirect Devonport Tce / Devonport Bikeway / Gawler Greenway.
So I've had the occasion to ride down the Braund bike boulevard a few times in the last month. First of all, I have to say it is a huge improvement over what was there. Largely this is due to the new crossing of Fitzroy Tce, which really drew my attention to the bikeway and has given me a new entry point to Prospect coming from the city (I ride along Morphett, up the hill past the back of the oval, and down Jeffcott to the Aquatic Centre). No, it's not perfect, but I can guarantee I wouldn't use Braund Rd at all if it wasn't there!
Next is the part of the bikeway to the North. I grew up in Prospect but I am not so familiar with the Northern part, so it was good to have signs directing me through the streets from where Braund Rd ends on Beatrice to Regency Rd.
Overall, it is a very good start. I can't wait to see what the raised intersection upgrades bring!