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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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