Kenneth, thanks. So cobblestones are not the answer I hoped for on collector roads which are also bikedirect routes and where vehicles speed. One idea I heard is to install pavers / bricks only at the road intersections. The pavers remind drivers to look both ways for vehicles. Importantly pavers increase the noise and gives the driver an illusion of higher speed, but more importantly the illusion of a narrower road. The wider the road, the safer the road appears, and tends to be more speeding. Pavers do not create as much noise as speed humps (and I would say cobblestones) so more acceptable to immediate residents to gain their approval.
However, pavers would not slow enough drivers sufficiently, where 50% exceed speed limit. The swerving / narrow spots you refer to are probably what are known here as angle slow points. Without bicycle by-passes, these can create unsafe squeeze points for cyclists when drivers bully to hog the road. Austroads recommends bicycle by-passes for LATMs (Local Area Traffic Management) but unfortunately too many authorities here do not bother to consider cyclists. On a regular basis, our governments state that they want to double cycling, but do not do enough to improve cycling facilities that would make this goal more likely.
or go for a drive on google streetview through Copenhagen. 30+ years of road safety knowledge right in front of you
Mike W, look forward to your photos and posting on AC group 'Look For Cyclists' under topic 'Design For Cyclists'.
Back on 6-Jun-2012 . . . if schedule and jet lag permit, an invite to http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events/lunchtime-coffee-meet-up-for...
See my discussion at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bike-lanes-come-and-go...
Pause at 0:12 for a great bit of bike lane design. Was I supposed to go on to the footpath or change in to car lane following a sign that is a couple of meters short of the end of the bike lane?
You ride it exactly as you did if however you can't enter the lane due to following traffic you slow up and store until a break is available. It is not a great situation but to extend the lane by widening in that vicinity would result in land acquisition, costly service relocations (major ETSA stobie) and extension of drainage as well as new road pavement surely sometimes something is better than nothing. My guess is that most of the areas where bike lanes would be easy and cost effective to install have been done and now we are getting to the more difficult spots.
Excellent camera work by the way and what about the Cat6 opportunity at about 3.30 from memory.