squeaza wrote:... The bike lanes are next to useless there now, and since you're meant to use them when they're free, it means slaloming in and out from the kerb, rather than choosing the correct and sensible line of approach in the first place.
You're meant to use bike lanes when it's practical (or does the rule say "practicable"?) to do so. If you're slaloming in and out you're putting yourself in danger of being an alternately invisible or surprise appearance cyclist and that's dangerous which is not a practical use of a bike lane. Riding in the middle of the road, therefore, is legit even if you wait until the car behind has definitely seen you then pop left to let it past.
That said, it is definitely a pointless exercise painting white lines and bike symbols if they are perpetually hidden by parked cars.
City of Monash building regs now require, I think, two off street parking spaces per dwelling.