One of our Weston Creek spies sent in the following rant. I asked them to paint me a picture so they kindly provided diagrams:
The busiest southbound section of Streeton Dr, just north of Weston Creek town centre, has had a vehicle lane removed and replaced with a green bike lane.
With two turn-in lanes as well, four lanes of traffic now are forced into one lane, while the bike lane is wide enough for a bus (as proved yesterday by the bus who didn\’t bother merging, instead just drove on straight and allowed cars past).
In 13yrs living in the Creek, I cannot ever recall seeing a bike riding on the road in that particular section, because 1) there\’s too many cars, and 2) there\’s a bike path OFF the road immediately to the left.
More stupidly, the bike lane vears left across the busy intersection with Namatjira Dr, misses the bike/footpath by 15m, and then ends. Cars get two lanes again.
We all put up with narrower lanes so the bikes could ride on Hindmarsh Dr to Woden, but now cars have lost a lane all for 400m of bike lane – which wasn\’t needed – which comes from and goes to nowhere…