For those that were wondering why the Peacock Road Bikelane was closed this morning here is the link. https://ptpa.com.au/projects/city-south-tram-line-replacement
note the footpath bike track is still fully open if you dont want to use the enclosed concrete lane.
Dot points for cyclist.
With the switch to parallel parking on KW street, does that mean the bicycle lane will be in the door zone?
You'd hope so. Just looking around in Google Maps - which admittedly might be out of date - I can see bike lanes in the door zone in Hindley, Rundle and Flinders Streets. Pirie Street is an attempt to do it right.
The only type of parking that makes sense to me is angle parking where you reverse in , and drive out forward , like they do in many of the old country towns in Victoria and New South Wales.
We reverse in to the driveway at home and drive out forward, been doing it for about 50 years, so much safer for everyone.
As a cyclist, I don't mind angle parking reverse out, because I can see the reversing lights. On the other hand, with angle parking reverse in, the driver would be perfectly placed to see a cyclist (or anyone else), and a cyclist can see the driver.
Certainly either is better than parallel parking and putting a bicycle lane in the door zone! But parallel parking is usually preferred because it takes up the least road width.