Murray wrote:Recently there was a plan (seemed to be an actual commitment to develop but also seems to have disappeared) to put a bus lane down Springvale Road (both sides) between Glen Waverley and Nunawading. I contacted the relevant authority at the time and was advised that this would be a shared bus/bike lane so cyclists would not be forced to use one of the two available non-bus traffic lanes which would be expected to carry the traffic currently straining the limits of the present three lanes.
Hmm. Yes, being a local that plan/proposal bothered me as well. I don't use Springvale Rd all that often, but I do, and that type of bus lane would put it pretty much off limits, especially the Burwood Hwy to Glen Waverley section which is the bit I find to be the worst for traffic pressure on a cyclist.
Glad that there is no more sign of this plan.