Posted by Heather on 8-Sep-2010 in a comment.
Hi Patrick. I regularly cycle in West Torrens. To Bunnings and return home by cycling north on Port Road, Thebarton, West Torrens.
Last week I came across a vehicle stopped in the 24-hour bicycle lane while he posted a letter in the Australia Post letterbox. His language was impolite when I yelled bicycle lane, so I wrote down his vehicle details. He then got out of the vehicle (again) and told me that he could park there. Have typed a report for SAPOL.
I have asked West Torrens Council to install a 'no standing' sign for those who do not know the road rules.
I have emailed Australia Post, informing them that their letterbox is encouraging drivers to
illegally park in a 24-hour bicycle lane. That when Australia Post vans stop to collect mail, they are breaching the Australian Road Rules and risking a fine. I included ARR quotes and a link.
How not to make friends with non-cyclists. Luckily I use only one name on this website.
The letterbox was moved some weeks ago but not the best location. It is still on the Port Road, next to the bicycle lane, although there is a small car park west of the letterbox. Drivers will be too lazy to drive into the car park before posting a letter, or the small car park will be full.
Tonight / Sunday I was cycling home around 9.30pm and five cars in a row parked illegally in the 24-hour bicycle lane, just south of the brewery. Busy with other advocacy so did not take detailed descriptions of the vehicles to report the owners to SAPOL. Have others noticed this in the evenings, and at what times and weekdays?