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City cycle lane a success

By 25 February 2013 20

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This in from Institute:

Thought this was funny and I should share.

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20 Responses to City cycle lane a success
#1
Izzyduck1:59 pm, 25 Feb 13

Only in Canberra! Ha ha!

#2
2.03:00 pm, 25 Feb 13

Fight the power!!

#3
tim_c3:28 pm, 25 Feb 13

According to the sign, you can park there for up to 1 hour.

#4
guy3:44 pm, 25 Feb 13

This is a $6 million project!!!

”The solution will end up restricting car use in that area but I don’t think it will be a big loss,” she said, adding the high volume of foot traffic across pedestrian crossings in Bunda Street already made it a difficult area for vehicles.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/work-starts-on-6m-cycle-loop-around-civic-20120711-21wn7.html#ixzz2LsmvSeiM

…and weep!

#5
molongloid4:00 pm, 25 Feb 13

Vehicles park on the road and the bike lane is that tarmac strip where they’re parking currently? Passenger door suprise. Or is the parking sign awaiting deletion?

#6
KB19714:05 pm, 25 Feb 13

So does this prove NSW drivers are muppets?

#7
Jivrashia4:09 pm, 25 Feb 13

?
Cycling lane sign – absent
Cycling lane marking – absent

Nope, don’t see a cycling lane.
Those vehicles are parked there fair and square.

#8
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd4:18 pm, 25 Feb 13

Jivrashia said :

?
Cycling lane sign – absent
Cycling lane marking – absent

Nope, don’t see a cycling lane.
Those vehicles are parked there fair and square.

At this point, yes. Lets just wait and see what happens when parking signs are gone and I imagine(?) cycle lane painted green.

#9
wildturkeycanoe4:52 pm, 25 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Jivrashia said :

?
Cycling lane sign – absent
Cycling lane marking – absent

Nope, don’t see a cycling lane.
Those vehicles are parked there fair and square.

At this point, yes. Lets just wait and see what happens when parking signs are gone and I imagine(?) cycle lane painted green.

I can imagine pretty much what we see right now.

#10
Ben_Dover6:02 pm, 25 Feb 13

This has to be one of the most idiotic projects for wasting taxpayers bucks that the council have come up with yet.

#11
schmeah6:28 pm, 25 Feb 13

To be honest it’s not overly clear that the lanes are intended for bikes. It must have taken the better part of 8-10 months to get this, whatever it is, finally ready and I originally mistook it for a passenger drop off area, given the traffic around there during peak periods.

The whole intersection around Rudd & Moore street is a collision waiting to happen and this ‘is it a bike way or a drop off lane?’ really doesn’t help anyone.

#12
gooterz7:31 pm, 25 Feb 13

Never in the history of the ACT has the money of so many been wasted on so few.

#13
KB19717:44 pm, 25 Feb 13

Jivrashia said :

?
Cycling lane sign – absent
Cycling lane marking – absent

Nope, don’t see a cycling lane.
Those vehicles are parked there fair and square.

Where, oh where in the world is there a gutter like that separating a parking spot?

#14
bd8411:15 pm, 25 Feb 13

It has to be one of the worst projects that this joke of a government has signed off on.

Here we have Rudd St. A streets with 10 metre wide footpaths, at least 4 building driveways, a road to more building driveways, a small amount of on street parking, a few more spots for government vehicles and a nice set down areas for the many who dropped a loved one off at work (you know that car pooling thing they were promoting).

Now it still has 10 metre wide footpaths, and an extra 2 metres of “bike paths” on each side, but sans parking and drop off.

Each bike path is wide enough to have 2 way traffic, but why build one when you could build 2! Especially as it was far too difficult to build said paths into the existing footpaths (or they needed to look like they’re doing something).

How many bicycles use Rudd St I hear you ask? Well not many, mostly people going into the buildings and a few students. Far less than the number using Moore St (sans bike path) or Marcus Clarke (with off street bike path).

But they couldn’t stop wasting our money there, they kept going towards northbourne and bunda st. 6 months later and they’re still building! Although maybe if they didnt dig up the same bits of road and path about 4-5 times, they might be done. But we have to get over northbourne, which no doubt their new path will be dug up yet again within a couple of years for the next public transport project, either bus or light rail.

But hey, at least we will have a 12 metre wide footpath/bike path to make it all good!

On a side note, the path isn’t actually finished and operational and the idiots haven’t taken the parking signs, so the cars in the pic aren’t breaking the law..

#15
2.011:29 pm, 25 Feb 13

bd84 said :

It has to be one of the worst projects that this joke of a government has signed off on.

Here we have Rudd St. A streets with 10 metre wide footpaths, at least 4 building driveways, a road to more building driveways, a small amount of on street parking, a few more spots for government vehicles and a nice set down areas for the many who dropped a loved one off at work (you know that car pooling thing they were promoting).

Now it still has 10 metre wide footpaths, and an extra 2 metres of “bike paths” on each side, but sans parking and drop off.

Each bike path is wide enough to have 2 way traffic, but why build one when you could build 2! Especially as it was far too difficult to build said paths into the existing footpaths (or they needed to look like they’re doing something).

How many bicycles use Rudd St I hear you ask? Well not many, mostly people going into the buildings and a few students. Far less than the number using Moore St (sans bike path) or Marcus Clarke (with off street bike path).

But they couldn’t stop wasting our money there, they kept going towards northbourne and bunda st. 6 months later and they’re still building! Although maybe if they didnt dig up the same bits of road and path about 4-5 times, they might be done. But we have to get over northbourne, which no doubt their new path will be dug up yet again within a couple of years for the next public transport project, either bus or light rail.

But hey, at least we will have a 12 metre wide footpath/bike path to make it all good!

On a side note, the path isn’t actually finished and operational and the idiots haven’t taken the parking signs, so the cars in the pic aren’t breaking the law..

Well done! Couldn’t have said it better myself

#16
c_c™11:51 pm, 25 Feb 13

bd84 said :

It has to be one of the worst projects that this joke of a government has signed off on.

You’ve got to admit though, if this government is a joke, then what was the government that came before. At least these have a bit of vision, if misguided at times, the intent is right.

#17
KB19716:47 am, 26 Feb 13

bd84 said :

It has to be one of the worst projects that this joke of a government has signed off on.

Here we have Rudd St. A streets with 10 metre wide footpaths, at least 4 building driveways, a road to more building driveways, a small amount of on street parking, a few more spots for government vehicles and a nice set down areas for the many who dropped a loved one off at work (you know that car pooling thing they were promoting).

Now it still has 10 metre wide footpaths, and an extra 2 metres of “bike paths” on each side, but sans parking and drop off.

Each bike path is wide enough to have 2 way traffic, but why build one when you could build 2! Especially as it was far too difficult to build said paths into the existing footpaths (or they needed to look like they’re doing something).

How many bicycles use Rudd St I hear you ask? Well not many, mostly people going into the buildings and a few students. Far less than the number using Moore St (sans bike path) or Marcus Clarke (with off street bike path).

But they couldn’t stop wasting our money there, they kept going towards northbourne and bunda st. 6 months later and they’re still building! Although maybe if they didnt dig up the same bits of road and path about 4-5 times, they might be done. But we have to get over northbourne, which no doubt their new path will be dug up yet again within a couple of years for the next public transport project, either bus or light rail.

But hey, at least we will have a 12 metre wide footpath/bike path to make it all good!

On a side note, the path isn’t actually finished and operational and the idiots haven’t taken the parking signs, so the cars in the pic aren’t breaking the law..

Feel better now?

#18
dungfungus8:10 am, 26 Feb 13

c_c™ said :

bd84 said :

It has to be one of the worst projects that this joke of a government has signed off on.

You’ve got to admit though, if this government is a joke, then what was the government that came before. At least these have a bit of vision, if misguided at times, the intent is right.

….and the road to hell is paved with good intent.

#19
PantsMan9:24 am, 26 Feb 13

This guy is happy to hear about everyone’s concerns:

Shane Rattenbury

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

rattenbury@act.gov.au

#20
gungsuperstar9:33 pm, 26 Feb 13

could it be that few cyclists currently use that street because that Marcus Clarke/Rudd St intersection has always been a disaster?

i just don’t understand the constant vitriol directed at cyclists. don’t you peanuts realise that if 100 people use that cycle path a day, that’s 100 less people driving? that’s 100 less people in the traffic queues, a 100 less people in the car parks.

yes, this cycle lane came at a cost of about 8 parking spots. and people are going to whinge?

get overself, for God’s sake. “live and let live” doesn’t exist in Canberra – “live… but if a cyclist costs me 15 seconds getting to work in the morning they all deserve to die”

i don’t know why we waste our time with this crap. you people are small, shallow minded, pathetic little people. go live a real city then come here and complain about the traffic and the parking.

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