hello!does anyone know the regulated width of a bicycle lane on the road?also, I am currently analysing Gouger Street for a uni assignment, does anyone know why there is no bike lane on Gouger…Continue
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"I do not like 1m wide bike lanes -- last I knew this was the width on the northern side of Anzac Highway, west of Greenhill Road. However, it is worse when overtaken by wide trucks or buses.
Patrick Conlon, Minister for Transport, cycles but I…"
"Ditto heather, up until my request to Onka and DTEI I took the view that I was busy and someone else would complain. My experience tells me no-one else took the time to tell them there were issues given clearly they responded when they were made…"
"So it seems to me that if the spec allows 1m minimum - reality is that where there is competition for space or cost pressures that is what will be provided. If this is unsafe (and in my view it is) how can we best develop a consensus and begin a…"
"Edward, I put East Terrace in brackets. The location is towards the older section of the road, towards East Terrace. I would need to cycle there again and take measurements to get the exact spot. Visually obvious that some under 1.5m width, but need…"
"Absolute disgrace. It is obvious the road design allowed that to happen but your report is simply rejected as if you are imagining it. What's worse is that James Congdon Drive is a relatively new road. It is on the path of the old railway line…"
"I posted on Monday that Transport will accept bicycle lane widths down to 1 metre and named some locations. The following is my hazard report. It was rejected because the bicycle lane width is not less than 1 metre. Take care when cycling here.
"Please excuse my cynicism Chris - a byproduct of too many hours riding on Adelaide roads. Although I mentioned councils in my original post, it could equally apply to other levels of government for the road they support."
"Tree foliage can also be a hazard for the vision impaired. Unable to see foliage, scratch an eye and get an infection -- learnt this from a blind person.
I report offending foliage (council and private) to the pertinent council. The council can…"
"We should publicise this... but also make sure that the staff on all the Councils are prepped and have the capacity to deal with these issues as they come in. What was that word..."partnerships?"... um, "integrated?" Lets work on…"
"Chris, I am not sure about that. I know that in the 1990s, Prospect Council stopped the installation of bicycle lanes on Prospect Road. A later compromise when Transport again wanted bicycle lanes on its arterial road, was concrete protuberances of…"
"Granted Heather but you have reinforced the distinction between lobbying and deciding. I was responding to David's somewhat cynical comment by point out that for most bike lanes Councils are not the decision makers."