ma64rk wrote:So, after closing our bikepath on 4 June and digging it up, NOTHING has been done since
And it's due to be finished this week!?!?!?!?!
And their suggestion...
'VicRoads apologises for any inconvenience caused and advises Federation Trail users to seek alternative routes'
For f5ck's sake, what alternative routes?
ma64rk wrote:I appreciate the works but they don't seem to be in a hurry.
ajft wrote:That's not their problem. Standard building works requirement, they have to make their work-site safe. They do not have to provide alternatives, that's your problem. So you end up with signs like that, or with footpaths blocked and useless signs saying "use other footpath" when there isn't one.
The guidelines are clear on the need to provide clear detours that do not present a hazard to bike riders. Part 6A of the Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Pedestrian and Cyclist Paths (2009) states in Appendix B:
"When construction and maintenance work is carried out involving trenching or other construction work across roads and paths, access for cyclists (and pedestrians in the case of shared paths) should be maintained, and to a satisfactory quality to avoid the use of alternative routes which may be hazardous or inconvenient for cyclists (and pedestrians).
"Construction and maintenance works should be undertaken in such a way that these activities do not place cyclists at risk during the works period. This is particularly important, for instance, where a sealed shoulder is closed for maintenance on freeways of other high speed roads where cyclists may be permitted. "
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