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A city with no shortage of signs

By johnboy - 8 December 2011 10

sign overkill

Owen has sent in this gem with the following note:

On the bicycle path from Scrivener Dam to Weston, there is a short section of about 50 metres with 14 advisory signs. This is a list of them:

— Pedestrians/Cyclists watch for construction traffic
— Danger – Construction Site
— Workman (covered)
— Cyclepath closed ahead Follow cycle detours
— Prepare to Stop
— Reduce speed
— Left turn sign
— Loose gravel
— Cycles

and on the right

— Blank sign from this aspect
— For further information regarding cycle path …etc
— Bicycle detour
— Left turn
— Construction site Strictly no admittance

Guess all the umbrellas are up.

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A city with no shortage of signs
thatsnotme 10:59 pm 08 Dec 11

Thumper said :

WARNING- Increased prevalence of signs ahead.

Reminds me a bit of the stretch of Coppins Crossing Road road just near the intersection with Uriarra Road.

Except in the photo here, it looks like all the signs are properly secured to stable poles, rather than being allowed to flap around in the breeze so that you have no idea which direction they’re meant to be pointing!

caf 9:57 pm 08 Dec 11

OpenYourMind said :

While that’s definitely sign overkill, that corner needs a sign. There’s a hard left up there and it’s covered in loose gravel.
It was a great bit of cycleway that’s been replaced by a very dangerous bit of temporary path complete with blind corners, loose gravel, giant truck wheelruts,….and signs.

Sounds like a good mountainbike course!

OpenYourMind 4:59 pm 08 Dec 11

While that’s definitely sign overkill, that corner needs a sign. There’s a hard left up there and it’s covered in loose gravel.
It was a great bit of cycleway that’s been replaced by a very dangerous bit of temporary path complete with blind corners, loose gravel, giant truck wheelruts,….and signs.

Thumper 4:06 pm 08 Dec 11

WARNING- Increased prevalence of signs ahead.

Reminds me a bit of the stretch of Coppins Crossing Road road just near the intersection with Uriarra Road.

p1 4:03 pm 08 Dec 11

Okwhatever said :

And if those signs were not installed you would have people on here complaining about it. Public liability, Workcover and Australian Standards are the reason for each one of them and I don’t see any redundant signs there at all.

There probably should be a sign warning about the danger posed by all the signs.

Also, does the 40km/h limit in construction zones apply on cyclepaths?

Okwhatever 3:38 pm 08 Dec 11

And if those signs were not installed you would have people on here complaining about it. Public liability, Workcover and Australian Standards are the reason for each one of them and I don’t see any redundant signs there at all.

PM 3:35 pm 08 Dec 11

Elfie said :

Hubby works out here….. So thats why he was home late!

Sign maker, is he?

Elfie 11:13 am 08 Dec 11

Hubby works out here….. So thats why he was home late!

dpm 10:39 am 08 Dec 11

Re: this area, it’s also interesting that they built this new permanent ‘detour’ bike path a few months ago so they could put in the new pond at the bottom of Weston Creek. Then, this week, they dug up a large section of this new bike path so they could put in a road of some sort? This meant the new ‘detour’ bike path had another dirt detour on it for at least a day (I only went that way once this week). There were two guys (one at each end of the dirt detour) all day holding up ‘Slow’ lollipop signs for cyclists…..
I just wonder if a bit of extra planning and thought originally could have got this all done in one go – a few months back when the new path was being built? (I’ve got no issue with them inconveniencing cyclists while they do the new work, but it seems a waste of money to do things twice?). Anyway, i’m sure it’s all fixed and fine now!

Erg0 9:52 am 08 Dec 11

Are there any cyclist-sized dents in the fence at the end?

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