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Images of Canberra – The Road Ahead has a big pole, but a very small sign

By johnboy - 31 July 2009 27

I noticed this while tramping around the lake yesterday.

Someone decided bike paths need special dinky signs warning people of things which are easier to see than the sign itself did they? Gosh it’s like being on a real road! How twee!

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Images of Canberra – The Road Ahead has a big pole, but a very small sign
Deano 3:00 pm 31 Jul 09

These signs are all along bike paths around Canberra. I can just imagine the committee meetings that designed them:

Cyclist Safety Committee Meeting
“A lot of cycleways have hidden intersections. Cyclists could be injured.”
“We need some signs on the bike paths to warn cyclists.”
“Well, bicycles are smaller and slower than cars, so we only need small signs.”
“Great idea!”

Risk Management Meeting
“Have you seen these signs that are going to be placed along bike paths?”
“Yeah, lost of sharp edges. Big risk for torn lycra.”
“Yep. Imagine the lawsuits. Better play it safe.”
“How about we place them on really tall poles so they are out of harms way.”
“Great idea!.”

BerraBoy68 2:55 pm 31 Jul 09

I’m guessing it’s an artwork.

Pelican Lini 2:36 pm 31 Jul 09

This ridiculous and gay looking sign is a perfect symbol of the ruination of this town by our insanely bicycle-centric CM.
God, I loath cyclists with their lycra and their helmets and their water bottles.
They have bike paths and now half of our roads, and nobody ever uses them.
I tell a lie, eight months into the year, I have seen three cyclists using the cycle lane on a road and one extremely annoying cyclist near Parliament House one night, who ignored the half of the road already devoted to his bike path and decided to ride in front of me on the bit of road left for motorists.
The halving of motorists’ road space for stupid bicycle lanes no one is using is the biggest menace facing our community ’til the looming zombie holocaust.
Ferchrissake roads are for motorised vehicles – we have the numbers — not for cycling nutjobs, who can use an already extensive network of cycle paths.
Talk about the tail wagging the dog in the name of a deluded vision of cycle utopia.
Ain’t never gonna happen (’til the petrol runs out).

Jivrashia 1:59 pm 31 Jul 09

Stiff, long, and hard on the downstairs department, but lacking, and not to mention a bit short (road ahead? d’uh), in the upstairs?

I dub this sign-sculpture “bloke”.

Peewee Slasher 11:57 am 31 Jul 09

Ah shit! I’ve been “thumped” (and rightfully so). I’ve spent my entire life thinking it was 3DN.

Thumper 11:30 am 31 Jul 09

Not Three Dog Night my friend. it was Five Man Electrical Band

c9 11:22 am 31 Jul 09

The pole is for riders of these:

Peewee Slasher 11:15 am 31 Jul 09

“Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blocking up the scenery”…Three Dog Night.

They got it right.

p1 10:36 am 31 Jul 09

There is one of those on Northbourne too? There is one on the Tuggeranong speedway as well…

Thumper 10:21 am 31 Jul 09

That’s a big pole.

+1 Grundy for that dumb text sign on Northbourne. I drive past it every day and keep thinking that I should bring an angle grinder and a gennie along with me.

p1 10:11 am 31 Jul 09

Nah, it’s up that high because it is so cute they figured that someone would probably steal it.

harley 10:07 am 31 Jul 09

Is it up high so the Beemer X5 and Porsche Cayenne drivers on the footpath can read it?

Friska 10:00 am 31 Jul 09

Look at the size of the pole lol

KB1971 9:58 am 31 Jul 09

I am assuning that this is the entrance to the Yacht Club?

If so I am a bit embarrsed as I have never seen the sign & I cycle past it nearly every day 🙁 🙂

grundy 9:46 am 31 Jul 09





Except the “Drive n txt, u b next” sign on Northbourne, it makes me want to hit something…

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