Murray wrote:Further back along the road, before the left turn slip lane starts, a bike lane appears but I didn't see any access ramp across the very substantial gutter.
Ritch wrote:The gutter is an inconvenience, but heading northbound isn't really a problem. Getting on to the path whilst heading southbound is the difficult bit because you have to cross Exhibition St. If they put a ramp, it wouldn't surprise me to see riders going down the slip lane against the traffic to get to it. As it is, it's a messy part of the ride that you just have to do slowly.
Stephen wrote:Exhibition is probably the best North/South route through the city because the lights are timed really well. I used to be able to get a series of 3 or 4 greens at a steady 30kmh. Although I haven't ridden that way for a few years.
Ritch wrote:Getting on to the path whilst heading southbound is the difficult bit because you have to cross Exhibition St. ... it's a messy part of the ride that you just have to do slowly.
JC wrote:riding South down Exhibition St in the late afternoons it seems to me you now have a choice of riding very slow or being borderline insane.
crb wrote:One option is to stay in the left hand lane and cross Exhibition St either side of Flinders St with the pedestrian lights.
A second is to join the right turn only lane with the cars and cross to the shared path withthe green arrow.
crb wrote:Being a grumpy old man, I'm currently coresponding with CityLink to try to have the bollard at the toll gantry removed.
crb wrote:crb wrote:Being a grumpy old man, I'm currently coresponding with CityLink to try to have the bollard at the toll gantry removed.
It's gone today!
It took a month for the City of Melbourne to send me a map to show that CityLink is responsible for that section of path.
It took a further FIVE+ months for CityLink to remove the bollard, even though it clearly does not conform the the VicRoads design standards - and one month after I wrote to the transurban CEO pointing out their lack of safety and customer service culture and processes (still waiting for a reply).
Some of you may not see a bollard a much of a safety issue, but the moral of the story is to persevere and escalate to get cycling infrastructure fixed.
P.S. My next escalation steps would have been to write to a Transurban Board member I once worked with and then the Minister for Roads.