More cycling infrastructure work by DPTI. Only today I saw a member on Twitter complaining about this crossing.
Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will soon make crossing Goodwood Road safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists, with works to upgrade facilities on Goodwood Road at the Glenelg tramline crossing to commence in mid May 2012.
The works include installation of a single stage pedestrian and cyclist crossing, which will remove the need to wait in the pedestrian refuge and provide a direct crossing point across Goodwood Road parallel to the tramline. This safety upgrade will make crossing Goodwood Road safer and easier and will shorten the distance from one side to the other.
These works form part of the State Government’s $12 million Green Travel Corridor and
Cycle Paths (Greenways) Program. This program will improve safety and increase connections for cyclists and pedestrians travelling along the Mike Turtur Bikeway, which runs from Adelaide to Glenelg along the Glenelg tramline.
Greenways will link people with their home, workplace, school and local open spaces by improving safety, through lighting, road upgrades and cycle crossings. These works at the Goodwood Road tramline crossing are expected to be completed in June 2012, weather permitting.
Further information is available at http://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/infrastructure_projects
Should you have any further enquiries please contact the Project Manager, Namal Weerasooriya on telephone 8343 2114 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Where is this? Somewhere along the DPTI's Stig's ride.
Best thing they can do on Goodwood Rd is put a bloody great big concrete barrier across it ... on both sides of the tram track ... and maybe elsewhere. Maybe tank traps at various points, the odd sniper or five. Seriously, it's a road that's nowhere near wide enough for the duties its asked to perform. Maybe a trench digger with a driver nursing a bad hangover ... or ...
Admittedly there's not a lot of good wood about it, but it does have a mighty fine organ ...
Interesting short article.
Mike, like your link with links to other interesting bike lane stories. Have added it to the next BUG News.
Finally! its incredible they built the crossing as a split crossing in the first place, once i rode that track with my daughter and we of course stopped in the middle, but an elderly lady riding in front of us didnt realise and rode in front of a car speeding over the tram tracks. if it wasnt for me yelling out stop! her day would have been filled with a whole lot of hurt.
single stage light change is the best and only safe way of managing crossings like this.
Now they have to do the same thing for Marion Road...