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Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Equal2lance2 on Tuesday. 14 Replies

Is there an Australian Standard for the minimum width of a bicycle lane? I've noticed a lot around Adelaide that the bike symbol won't even fit into. I know there's a very narrow one near Henley…Continue

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Bicycle lane question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter B Jul 22, 2018. 22 Replies

I have a question following a recent conversation about bike lanes. The law in SA makes it clear that you must ride in a bicycle lane when one is provided (with exceptions like avoiding hazards,…Continue

NSW to scrap rego for some motorists

Started this discussion. Last reply by me n mouse Jul 21, 2018. 7 Replies

This would add a whole new dimension to the "you don't pay rego, so get off my road" argument.…Continue

Do you hate cyclists? You are stupid and here is why. (SBS article)

Started this discussion. Last reply by rossmg Apr 16, 2016. 1 Reply

Written as a comedy piece, but makes a lot of good points:Link to SBS…Continue

 

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Equal2lance2 replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Surely this one on Melb St wins as the smallest bike lane.. it doenst even have a back wheel."
Tuesday
Trevor Hill replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"I noticed the bike lane symbol on Anzac Hwy this morning had only half a front and half a back wheel in its symbol to fit into the bike lane."
Tuesday
Kristian Andrejewskis replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Thanks Heather. Still confusing as hell. No chance that 99% of people are going to know what is cycle lane and what is "cycle area". The average driver is going to see a bike symbol and think it's a bike lane and get annoyed when…"
Mar 18
Peter B replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"On Google Street View (images May 2018) I can't see any "Bicycle lane" sign north of North Terrace (going northbound). If there isn't one, then it's not a legal bicycle lane, as Heather suspects. Again going by GSV, it…"
Mar 17
heather replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Kristian, earlier I posted fromCycling Aspects of Austroads Guides, by Austroads, 3rd edition published Jun-2017Table 4.3 shows the minimum bicycle lane widths for urban roads posted at various speeds.Note 3 with the table:The width of the lane is…"
Mar 17
Henry replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"I think this one on Seaview Rd, near Henley Square, must be for unicycles only."
Mar 16
BJ replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"DPTI Cycling and Walking maps show that section of Frome Rd being a main road with a bike lane - they are regarding it as a bike lane.  That is crap of course, as it is nowhere near the standard (meeting only the 'Adelaide standard')."
Mar 16
heather replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Re the photo – the cycling area narrows further near the Frome Rd intersection with Victoria Dr. Michael, check the area as to whether it is marked as an official bike lane or just a cycling area. See ARR extract below.Years ago I spoke to ACC…"
Mar 15
Kristian Andrejewskis replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I,m of the understanding the gutter is not counted as part of the roadway. A bicycle lane is considered part of the roadway. However the gutter is counted as part of the bike lane. If I'm correct, this…"
Mar 15
BJ replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"With the gutter including stormwater grate forming a significant cross-section of the 'bike lane'."
Mar 15
Michael Murray replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"My memory told me that Frome Road heading north past the University of Adelaide would be one.  But it just fits in ..."
Mar 12
heather replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides, by Austroads, 3rd edition published Jun-2017pdf pages 33 & 343.2 Space to Ride and Figure 3.1: Cyclist Envelopeoperating width of bicycle + rider 1.00 metresSee also Figure 3.2: Road Clearances  pdf…"
Mar 3
heather replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Also consider South Australia Road Traffic (Road Rules—Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2014 under the Road Traffic Act 1961 11A—Keeping a safe lateral distance when passing bicycle rider(My abbreviationWhere speed…"
Mar 3
heather replied to Henry's discussion Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.
"Henry, I have a long answer for you.Search the web if you want to download these three documents. See the diagrams, tables and full text. Pavement Marking Manual, published by DPTI in Feb-2018, pdf page 29Bicycle and pedestrian pavement symbols…"
Mar 3
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Bike lanes so narrow that even the symbol doesn't fit.

Is there an Australian Standard for the minimum width of a bicycle lane? I've noticed a lot around Adelaide that the bike symbol won't even fit into. I know there's a very narrow one near Henley Square. How about sharing photos of them? Here's a couple to start:Edward St, Melrose Park.King George Ave, North Brighton.…See More
Mar 3

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Giant Alias
Azzurri Primo
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At 17:17 on January 18, 2016, Chris Cirami said…
Thanks Henry! I gave Vince a call. I would be interested in the M size - does it have a team name? My phone number is 0408 741 130 if that's easier. Thanks and regards, Chris
 
 
 

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