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
""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..."
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"