Pete wrote: mark_melb wrote:
You ride the length of it and then have to move out into the traffic again which is very dangerous.
I noticed this morning that 'they' have scraped the line marking and bike symbols off the road where you "......move out into the traffic again'. So now if you want to get back into the traffic you have to give way but no signs warning you that you need to do this.
We can only hope this is somehow to do with resurfacing or remarking of the bike lane that is shown clearly on their design
[I might contact the City of Port Phillip on Monday to so if a Design Safety Assessment was done for this project at all. If their website is up again to get the number.http://labreform.org/blunders/b5.html
is an interesting read.
That's a great page critiquing bike lanes and paths.
Don't get me wrong, the message I agree with wholeheartedly, the attitude though, bleh!
`Bicycle drivers,' `skilled bicyclists,' ya de da da. Okay I'll cut it some slack for being American which has a different culture to Australia, but come on; when I was growing up most kids were cycling under their own recognizance by the age of ten. Hell from about then me and my bike were one, it was exceedingly rare I got a lift anywhere from my parents (didn't want one, can get there all by myself!
I don't really know where I'm going with this post other in to off topic land but cycling on the roads is not that hard. Yes there are basic skills to master, yes it takes different people different amounts of time to master those skills and yes education in these skills is sadly lacking.
It's not that
difficult! Millions of kids do this worldwide in countries where you don't have an organization puffing their chests out going on about how incredibly skilled they are. That's not going to get more people riding. Here I go reprising a refrain I dropped a couple of years ago; at the oot of it all we need to teach people how to ride on the roads we've got! That's starting with some schools but nowhere near enough, and there's a whole adult population out there woefully ignorant about what it means to ride a bike on the roads as a part of traffic.
With knowledge comes understanding; we want road users to understand us and the sure fire way of making that happen is to make sure most people know how to ride a bike on the roads. That's the goal, in my opinion.
How we get there, um, no clue. I'm not that bright.
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