Hi all, first post for me.My name is Matt and I'm a rider of 30years+ . I consider myself to be quite experienced. I come from a mtb background. I've done crits etc.I have never really talked about…Continue
"This is a joke that did make me laugh:
If anybody from the council sees this, I want to be clear - the difference is that the comic is hypothetical, and doesn't put any real people's lives in danger."
"May I ask what you mean by that Colin?
Because I think it would make sense if you mean that a cyclist should never have space in a lane on the left side of a car turning left anyway, due to the fact that left turns are required to be made from the…"
"The problem remains.
And even if they did fix it by putting the bike lane to the right of the turning lane, the fact that it was ever the other way around would still be Not Good Enough. This kind of thing should never get through any planning…"
"When I am approaching this intersection I am in the middle of the lane - where the left turn arrow is. Some would say it isn't legal as I should be in the bike lane. I would say it is impracticable do ride in the bike lane as there…"
"This is Unley Rd as it approaches South Terrace from the Southern side.
What do people expect will happen when a cyclist tries to go straight ahead from the bike lane, and a motorist tries to turn left at the same time?
Normally motorists turning…"
"Taking rule 141 ('...rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle...') out of context can be misleading. The road rules are intended to be read as a whole, not in isolation."
"Or maybe we're both right, and neither person has right of way.
Cyclists can't overtake left-turning vehicles on their left, and left-turning cars also have to give way to lanes on their left.
So the two vehicles stop at a permanent…"
"Breaking it down...
"28—Starting a left turn from a multi-lane road(1) A driver turning left at an intersection from a multi-lane road must approach and enter the intersection from within the left lane unless:(a) the driver is…"
"So your interpretation has that when a cyclist and a motorist are in two separate lanes, and the cyclist is in the further left of those lanes (not even necessarily a bike lane), the driver has right of way to turn left across the cyclist's…"
"Also, I think it means the council or DPTI think they should be seen to be providing for cyclists but there is not enough room for parking, driving and an adequate bike lane but there is room for a smaller pretend bike lane - no one will notice…"
I avoid Linear Park so do not know the long term hazard in Walkerville. Mark Parnell MLC (and AC member) is concerned about cycling hazards. Recommend that you report the hazard to him, along with clear directions and photo. Can email via http://www.markparnell.org.au/xcontact.php