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Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew K Apr 24, 2018. 14 Replies

I have recently realised the potential death trap that is the Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing. See the attached file for some images about this issue.  This crossing is currently…Continue

 

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Andrew K replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"They should just get rid of the stupid maze/zig zag and make the crossing parallel to the tramline. The two-phase crossing means that cyclists and pedestrians alike ignore the crossing timings and just cross when they feel like it. The tight fenced…"
Apr 24, 2018
Jilden replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"Look on the bright side. Jay Weatherill has promised to grade separate this tramline crossing if reelected. Might take a few years though."
Feb 18, 2018
heather replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"Peter, I not am familiar with the crossing, but your drawing easily explains a potential hazard. Another instance of a picture is worth a thousand words. "
Feb 18, 2018
Scott Davis replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"I am not familiar with the road, so am going from the diagrams, descriptions and Google Streetview. If I understand you correctly Dave, you are suggesting that the solution might be to paint yellow hatching on the road all the way from the stop line…"
Feb 12, 2018
Peter B replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"I've probably spent too much time on this, but here's an improved diagram. I've also removed any recommendations and just described the problem."
Feb 11, 2018
Peter B replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"I've no idea what short-stacking is, but I don't see how there can be a problem if the potential new lights (A2 in my picture) are exactly in phase with the existing lights."
Feb 11, 2018
Peter B replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"Here's a little diagram which might help. Feel free to use (or adapt with better art!)"
Feb 10, 2018
Peter B replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"Wow, I see what you mean. In short: too long a distance between the traffic light (at the tram line) and the pedestrian crossing (maybe 40 metres east), on the eastbound side. That is a very dangerous situation, and easily fixed by a couple of extra…"
Feb 10, 2018
Jilden replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"Yes, the Outer Harbor Greenway is one of my regular rides and I've been keeping an eye on progress. The holes for mounting the Day Tce ramp were drilled by one bloke months ago, not sure what the holdup is/was there. I took the train back to…"
Feb 8, 2018
Jilden replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"I suspect they're well aware of the problem, after all it's been like that since it was built. Safe cycling involves determining if your path is about to be crossed by an errant motorist, only optimists get run over. The proper solution of…"
Feb 8, 2018
Tony P replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"Have you reported this to DPTI or Marion Council?  I suggest you do."
Feb 8, 2018
Daniel liked Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
Feb 8, 2018
Harrison Waugh replied to Tony P's discussion Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing
"A very similar situation occurs for northbound traffic on Morphett Road at the Oaklands railway crossing, which is part of the Marino Rocks greenway."
Feb 8, 2018
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Potential death trap along Mike Turtur bike path - Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing

I have recently realised the potential death trap that is the Plympton Park tram / pedestrian / bike crossing. See the attached file for some images about this issue.  This crossing is currently putting lives of both adults and kids (including school children) at risk every day (during peak hour traffic).  The crossing is regularly used by cyclists riding along the Mike Turtur bike path between Glenelg and the Adelaide CBD, which claims to be the busiest bike commuting route in Adelaide.Some…See More
Feb 7, 2018
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