Bicycle Network: Monitor & Evaluate
Bike facilities as traffic calming devices
A road's cross section may have multiple demands and with judicious thought incorporating bike facilities can have added benefits beyond getting more people riding
Curb Outstands present opportunities and constraints
18 December 2008 Recent road works in Fleetwood Drive, Narre Warren have distressed local riders. The City of Casey have been modifying the streetscape in an effort to make the area more pedestrian friendly and calm traffic. Unfortunately the designs (shown in image, right) proposed were eating up the bike lane space on the road.
Bicycle Network Victoria has since met with Council staff and discussed our preference for the incorporation of bike lanes into future designs. The desired outcomes can still be achieved by limiting the curb outstand to the left side of the bike lane and if traffic calming is desired the addition of 'Candle Sticks' or a low profile narrow island can ensure the safe travel for bikes through this location whilst limiting the vehicle movements to the preferred travel lane on the right of the bike lane/candlestick. Shown below are examples from Nicholson St Richmond.
Nicholson St, Richmond.
Royal Ave, Sandringham
Pedestrian crossing using a curb outstand.