Need a photo or image urgently. Also an image of steps with trolley case ramp, if such a thing exists.
Think Doddsy posted one of commuter cyclists at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Doddsy, can you find the photo?
For my application, what would be better is an image of less steps and less cyclists. In Apr-2012 an AC family ride to the beach along the Linear Park. There was a (temporary?) detour down steps with a bike ramp alongside. Most cyclists did not realise what it was, and carried their bikes down. See my hazard report below. Will the AC Tuesday ride be going in that direction this evening?
Charles Sturt, Flinders Park, River Torrens Linear Park. Sign required. Cycle path detour around near Findon Road has steps. The council has thoughtfully added a bicycle ramp on one side. I was cycling with a group of 35 and many carried their bikes down the steps, not recognising the ramp. Could you add a sign? Reported on 8-Apr-2012. On 11-Apr-2012 customer request no CR065425/12. Record Apr-2012.
The story . . . The Brisbane Transit Centre is a hub for the Airtrain from the airport, commuter trains, interstate trains and coaches, as well as commercial eco-tours. When I first used the Brisbane Transit Centre in the 1990s, I was appalled that the exit from ground level to street level was via steps. Since then an obscure ramp has been added, with exit via a stepped kerb into a pick-up bay where pedestrian users must dodge vehicles.
In Oct-2011 I came off my bike while interstate. The return trip alone to Adelaide was difficult and painful managing luggage, with sprained hands and arms and a broken shoulder. Something for travelling cyclists to be aware of, although you do not expect it to happen. If you are a boy scout who likes to be prepared, recommend that you research options in case on your return journey you are injured. I did not have web access while away, and after the crash could not use a computer keyboard and mouse. My return trip not made any easier by Brisbane Transit Centre, Brisbane Airport Corporation and Jetstar. The Australian Human Rights Commission has given me until tomorrow to respond to the comments of the three companies. Will request again better access facilities. My second request needs images.
Heather, I just searched Google Images with "steps with bike ramp" and came up with this: http://www.google.com.au/search?num=10&hl=en&site=imghp&...
would any of these help?
I could provide your link. Add text of "These examples indicate that bike and luggage ramps are found around the world. See . . .
Row 1, images 1 (good example for luggage), 2, 5, 6 (also useful for luggage), 7, 8
Row 2, images 2 (titled bike ramps on stairs at transit stations should be standard procedure), 3, 4 (also useful for luggage), 5, 7, 8 (also useful for luggage), 9
Row 3, images 1,3, 4, 7, 9
Row 4, images 1, 3 (also useful for luggage)
Row 5, images 1 (in Birmingham), 4, 10 (in The Netherlands)
Row 1, images 1 (good example for luggage from Japan), 5, 7 (at Etobicoke Creek)
Row 2, images 2
Row 3, images 5, 6 (also useful for luggage), 7, 8
Also add that I know of bicycle ramps in Adelaide and Sydney.
Roger, how precisely did you find the images? I typed www.google.com and in textbox "images of steps with bike ramps". Came up with images, and some of the same images, but in different order than I saw below. Ditto if I typed ramp or ramps.
Heather, all I did was go to Google Images http://www.google.com.au/imghp?hl=en&tab=ni and type in "steps with bike ramps" and hit enter.
Roger, thanks. I did not know how to get Google Images.
Would you believe that when I entered as a search, got images but in different order, so will need to put in letter that images can vary on the day. Unfortunately, because when I used your long link, there were also images of wide ramps for luggage.
Here's a picture of one off Linear Park:
Edward, do not know what is happening with my ISP. Three times I got momentary web page of image and text, then it goes off for ages as though searching for something else until I give up.
is this it?
That's the one.
I used the bike ramp on the Linear Park only twice on the one day, but the photo definitely looks like the one close to Findon Road.
When someone takes recent photos of the above bike ramp on River Torrens Linear Park, near Findon Road, suburb of Flinders Park, City of Charles Sturt . . . Please make it clear in the photos if the council has included signs to indicate that it is a bike ramp.
Thinking of an AC ride this year when about 35 cyclists CARRIED their bikes down these steps because they did not recognise the included bike ramp. :)