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Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Bennett May 22. 18 Replies

Hi all, just a query about the status of permanent signs with "Cyclists Dismount" on them. There are a few variations and these are often seen around railway lines and crossings and there is a sign…Continue

 

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David Bennett replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"There are at least two signs on the Linear Park just past the Hackney Bridge as you ride east. One is at a wooden bridge over the Torrens and the other at a narrow wooden platform a 100 metres on. The solution is for the councils to rebuild sections…"
May 22
Gillo replied to Equal2lance's discussion Lost for words on this one.
"So pedestrians are worthy of protection from falling debris and cyclists aren't. The protective cover should be extended out further so that anyone using the path is protected."
Apr 11
heather replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"Some guidelines remember that a cyclist might wear cycling-specific shoes with cleats, and walking while wheeling their bike can encourage slipping."
Apr 2
Andrew K replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
""Cyclists dismount" is basically a cop-out due to bad-design/limited funding to do the job properly. Such signs assume that all cyclists are able-bodied and are able to dismount in the first place..."
Apr 2
Gillo replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"Yeah no worries, I think the fences went in during the last 12-18 months (along the entire length of the train line)."
Mar 25
Equal2lance replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"I take back my last comment on the concrete block being dangerous.. I rode through there on the weekend and noticed the concrete block is now on the other side of the fence."
Mar 25
Gillo replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"Thanks Peter, I agree there's no need for the sign..."
Mar 25
Peter B replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"I had a look this evening, and I don't see any obstacles. There is a bit of a blind spot at the south (Cranbrook Ave) end, where the path turns fairly sharply left (as you head south). But the rest of it has good visibility and I don't see…"
Mar 22
me n mouse replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"l'm the same, straddle the trike rather than walk beside it, but then a tricycle is twice as wide as a bicycle, add me walking beside it and no one is sharing the footpath with me. My gripe is, with the trike l can be stationary with both feet…"
Mar 22
Gillo replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"That looks like the intent but I'm not sure there are obstacles on the path these days with the new fencing (I might be wrong). The issue is that it reads like cycling is prohibited and (my friend tells me that) pedestrians tell you this as you…"
Mar 21
Equal2lance replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"The sign was place there due to the large concrete structures that extend into the path. If you hit them while riding don't come suing the council because they put up a sign"
Mar 21
Gillo replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"I have wondered the same often and I don't think it would wash unfortunately. Might just be a warning so that you can't sue the council (to the same extent) if you come a cropper."
Mar 20
Gillo replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"If a council wanted to stop bikes (and is justified in doing so) why not just use the correct sign (and the legal power that they have)? Instead they use a sign that appears mandatory and enforceable but is not and whose only purpose is to limit…"
Mar 20
Kristian Andrejewskis replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"Can depend on what the definition of "dismount" is. There's a couple of places I ride that have dismount signs where the section is really narrow and/or very blind corner. I have experienced the odd person on a bike nearly crashing…"
Mar 20
Peter B replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
Mar 20
Gillo replied to Gillo's discussion Permanent cyclists dismount signs on pathways
"Thanks Peter, I'd rather it stay and be unenforceable than be replaced with the correct sign :) It's a curiosity as to who put it there and as you say (and in other threads) it might have been put there for the duration of…"
Mar 20

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