A couple of wins for cycling infrastructure

I am pleased to say that a couple of long standing issues for cyclists along my route to work have been addressed in the past couple of weeks:

 

Firstly, the "loading zone" outside Vale Park Primary School along Ascot Ave which had times conflicting with the bike lane has finally had the morning loading zone times removed.   On a good day, I can be doing 60km along this stretch, and so to have cars parked in the bike lane was not good, but until now the drivers had a defense.   Lets hope they follow up with some policing next term.

 

Secondly, since I have been riding to my current job in the city for over a decade, there has always been a big hump in the pavement from a tree root on the short stretch of path between Melbourne st and Mann Terrace in North Adelaide.  The size of the hump was such that it posed a hazard for cyclists and I have clipped my pedals on it in the past.  I have previously reported this issue and nothing had happened, but a week or so ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find the root had been removed and the path was smooth and flat.

 

After often reporting problems, I thought it would be good to report some good news.

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Comment by heather on April 16, 2011 at 0:06

An oversight if conflicting traffic signs.

It annoys me on Port Road in Thebarton that it is no parking due to a 24-hour bicycle lane, but an Australia Post postal box which encourages drivers to illegally park in the bicycle lane.

Sounds like the latter hazard was in the Adelaide City Council area. David, I notice you are a member of Adelaide BUG. Its intro indicates that I will help get hazards fixed, if not run of the mill. I could add that I will help if a simple hazard but delays in getting it fixed.

Comment by Lee-Anne on April 16, 2011 at 10:47

And there has been new painted lines along the newly laid bitumen on morphett st Adl, BUT ALSO a re painting of lines around the corner into waymouth/light sq -

Thanks ACC - now just for the drivers to take a 'less casual' dttitude to the corner...

 

Comment by Mike W on April 16, 2011 at 19:04

Just had a look at the map to see when the latest satellite pic was taken, this was on 3rd March 2011.

 

What is it with SA drivers, I know the shortest distance between two points is a straight line but a lot of engineering act goes into designing a constant turning radius around corners so that they are a constant turn.

 

Speed bumps are the only fix I think, only about 5 metres of them are needed on each of the situations below to make drivers aware.

 

 

 

Comment by heather on April 16, 2011 at 23:17
Adelaide City Council wanted to paint short sections of bicycle lane green and add a separator, but seems that DTEI have vetoed it. This is done in Victoria, with separators like yellow rubber, white trims that vibrate noisily when vehicles run over them, or yellow plastic tram separators. You will find more info at the group Adelaide BUG, which includes links to related posts on the AC hub.
Comment by Mike W on April 17, 2011 at 0:12

Should I have posted that on there Heather, I can if it may be of any help in highlighting the areas you are addressing. I tend to post in the most recent rather than the most appropriate thread.

Cheers.

Comment by heather on April 17, 2011 at 0:17
Mike, you can do both if you like. Have you joined Adelaide BUG to be notified of post updates?
Comment by Mike W on April 17, 2011 at 0:30
Its on Adelaide BUG now Heather.

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