I know this has been mentioned here before, but this annoyed me so much I have to add it again.
I was riding west along Anzac Highway between Morphett Road and Tapleys Hill Rd, sunday morning about 8.30. I was riding about 10 metres or so behind another guy, who waved his hand behind him indicating there was a car in the bike lane. But I could see there were no cars, but instead there were about 6 joggers running in the bike lane, they were single file and spread out over a few hundred metres, but they were not at all intersted in moving out of the way. Morons.
What is the law here - if there is a bike lane I am supposed to ride in it if possible, but what if there was heaps of traffic coming behind me. Where am I supposed to go?
engineer married to visionary
+1. you can ride that one on the footpath with no worries!
Would it be controversial to ask why would people want to run on Anzac highway when there are plenty of side streets to run on? :-)
Its a straight run, almost zero incline and one can focus on technique and breathing etc, its a good place to eat the miles up quickly plus if you live near there, it be silly to drive somewhere to go for a run.
I laugh when I see people drive to gym to run 5k's on the running machine!
I don't know how you can focus on technique and breathing when you are running the wrong way up a busy road.
I am a runner myself and I understand the running towards oncoming traffic. But there is no way in the world I would be running on the road on Anzac Highway when there is a footpath nearby. I value my life more than that.
Linar, the nearby Westside Bikeway (shared path) would be a more pleasant place to run.
City to Bay secret training.
I never used to notice this, but what annoys me the most about using footpaths is biased traffic light sequences.
Main road traffic lights almost always change automatically for cars but when your on a footpath you have to press the permission button in order to cross the road. Its made worse by the fact that people on foot have been set a deadline to push the permission to cross button. If you don't push the button just before the lights change you miss out.
There should always be an automatic green light for pedestrians.
We've spent decades and millions trying to increase the flow of automobiles at the expense of active transport.
Sydney, Australias congestion capital even promotes the sale of their product. They act as if making people wait is state of the art.
According to South Australia Road Traffic Act 1961 at http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/ROAD%20TRAFFIC%20ACT%201961...
pdf page 44
87—Walking without care or consideration
A person must not walk without due care or attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road.