weg wrote:Euan wrote:weg wrote:barefoot wrote:igstar wrote:What if they closed of one of the lanes to cars completely and used it solely for two-way bicycle traffic. A bicycle city through-pass route. These lanes hardly carry many cars through anyway.
Yuck. Counterflow bike lane.
You're proposing the lane configuration (from North kerb to South kerb) to be eastbound bikes, westbound bikes, westbound cars (or westbound cars, eastbound bikes, westbound bikes).
Euan is proposing eastbound bikes, westbound cars, westbound bikes. Or simply, eastbound bikes, westbound *traffic*.
Not how I understood it. No cars; just bikes. I've often thought that would make sense igstar. Even better, make one eastbound and another westbound, green at key ped points. Delivery hours restricted, or enforced (and it's less of an issue without through-cars). Would discourage cars without a politically unpalatable congestion tax. And show real support for bikes.
One each way for bikes only, Weg?
Yep. Say, westbound on Flinders Lane (Spring to whatever the Docklands mess is) and eastbound on Little Lonsdale which doesn't have a lot of peds (or something else if it works better to east and north connections). With good connections from bike routes meeting the grid. Partly because of the minority that would be racing down the hills and unable to stay left of a centre line. And yes, we have to give way to peds. Prioritise bikes like this and we'd have less need of the mixed mode dooring/taxi/tram/bus streets as through-routes.
That's sort of happening now on Little Collins between, ummm, Russel and Elizabeth. That road is closed to car traffic but cyclists can still continue through. This was during the lunch period.
It worked well enough, hardly any of the pedestrians checked to see if cyclists were coming before stepping out, though, but IMO that's the way it should be. It's up to us to watch out for them and be accomodating. I liked it.