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It used to be such a nice view of the GG’s

By Barcham - 22 August 2013 23

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Rioter Aeek mourns the loss of a view

From the seat on the hill. These railings are particularly nasty, the gap is only 1.4m.

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23 Responses to
It used to be such a nice view of the GG’s
milkman 6:59 am 23 Aug 13

I can’t but think that a lot of the ‘issues’ that motorists have with cyclists are very similar to the ‘issues’ that cyclists have with pedestrians.

Sorry cyclists, but riding as fast as you whereever you want really isn’t going to work out.

shauno 2:14 am 23 Aug 13

These things are bloody dangerous because at certain times of the day if the sun is at the right angle you can easily not see them. Its like putting armco along a highway but at certain points curve it in and cut half the road off. Imagine how many car crashes you would have if you did that.

Aeek 10:58 pm 22 Aug 13

54-11 said :

And work out how to get cyclists to use their bells. And not speed through groups of pedestrians.

And work out how to get pedestrians to not move INTO the way of cyclists (being vehicles), not walk on the right of the path, and dog leads not be stretched across the path. I can dream 🙂

The INTO is critical, the road rules have no problem with being in the way for as long as you need to.

54-11 9:53 pm 22 Aug 13

Mike Bessenger said :

I’ve been cycling in Canberra daily for 15 years now and have never seen a car on the shared path.
Instead of wasting money here what they need to do it work out how to keep pedestrians to left and stop the walking 2+ abreast.

And work out how to get cyclists to use their bells. And not speed through groups of pedestrians.

magiccar9 7:26 pm 22 Aug 13

Mike Bessenger said :

I’ve been cycling in Canberra daily for 15 years now and have never seen a car on the shared path.
Instead of wasting money here what they need to do it work out how to keep pedestrians to left and stop the walking 2+ abreast.

How about educating cyclists not to ride 2+ abreast on busy arterial roads? Or clogging the entire left-hand lane of a 2 lane road because they need to ride in their ‘pack’ of 10+ on a Saturday morning…. Fair’s fair.

Mike Bessenger 7:07 pm 22 Aug 13

I’ve been cycling in Canberra daily for 15 years now and have never seen a car on the shared path.
Instead of wasting money here what they need to do it work out how to keep pedestrians to left and stop the walking 2+ abreast.

BicycleCanberra 3:59 pm 22 Aug 13

p1 said :

Kinda hard to tell from the photo, but can you just drive around those bars (should you happen to be in a car? If so, kinda pointless, no?

Also, the text suggests the photo is taken from a seat? If yes, then they picked a crap spot to whack them. Generally though, I prefer these bars to the old white ones on suburban footpaths in ‘Berra.

These bars are certainly a rubbish design which are supposed to be vehicle restriction devices so that cars do not use the paths.But in this location?A painted bollard in the middle of the path and at the sides is all that is needed which doesn’t restrict the width of the path. David Hembrow’s Blog does a comparison between Bollards in the Netherlands and ones in England . This ones in England resemble several devices around Canberra. But you certainly don’t see these roll bars any where else in the world.

dpm 3:26 pm 22 Aug 13

There goes any chance of an updated PB on that Strava segment! Haha!

ABC129 2:37 pm 22 Aug 13

These types of constriction points are ridiculous and, in my opinion, do more harm than good.

p1 2:26 pm 22 Aug 13

Kinda hard to tell from the photo, but can you just drive around those bars (should you happen to be in a car? If so, kinda pointless, no?

Also, the text suggests the photo is taken from a seat? If yes, then they picked a crap spot to whack them. Generally though, I prefer these bars to the old white ones on suburban footpaths in ‘Berra.

Aeek 2:05 pm 22 Aug 13

Grrrr said :

What the hell is with these constrictions on the bike paths? What are they supposed to achieve?

They discourage drivers from using the path as a road, and encourage cyclists to have headons.

Has someone been using this path to get to the dirt roads on Yarramundi Reach ?

buzz819 2:02 pm 22 Aug 13

Grrrr said :

What the hell is with these constrictions on the bike paths? What are they supposed to acheive?

I always thought that those things were installed to stop cars from entering certain areas??

Grrrr 1:44 pm 22 Aug 13

What the hell is with these constrictions on the bike paths? What are they supposed to acheive?

johnboy 1:32 pm 22 Aug 13

much better than the bottom of a hill?

Spherical 1:27 pm 22 Aug 13

The top of the hill seems a strange place to put a bottle neck that slows cyclists as they squeeze past each other.

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