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The whys of bike path signs

By johnboy - 2 September 2010 24

[First filed: Sep 1, 2010 @ 9:27]

Bike path sign

Aronde sent this one in with a note:

Hi. I have seen a lot of bike signage appearing which is great but I am just wondering how many people standing on Emu Bank looking over Lake Ginninderra would want to know how far it is to the Charnwood Shops? Especially when numerous other suburban shops are closer and Westfield is right behind you!

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The whys of bike path signs
dundle 5:37 pm 01 Sep 10

Haha I saw that recently and also wondered what on earth it was doing there. Makes sense if htat’s where the bike path goes though.

antycbr 5:10 pm 01 Sep 10

The path _through_ the AIS has a sign saying “AIS 0.5” – the presence of large sporting fields, indoor halls and the dome from the Sustain ads in clear line of sight to the bike path must not be enough for some people.

Alan Shore 3:26 pm 01 Sep 10

I take that path quite a bit. And it’s rather deflating to think it’s only six kilometres to Charnie shops — it feels to me more like twenty.

The path does end at Charnie shops, although I had to stop and think about it because it comes to a pretty natural-feeling left turn to follow the creek through Latham to Kippax (and beyond?).

farnarkler 2:01 pm 01 Sep 10

Maybe it’s there for those wanting assisted suicide. Ride to Charnwood shops, call the first person you see a wanker and wait to be stabbed to death.

chewy14 12:04 pm 01 Sep 10

It’s obviously a public safety measure warning other residents.

ConanOfCooma 11:29 am 01 Sep 10

So the path stops at Charnwood shops?

Here, there’s no path. No path, Chopper.

blueberry 11:22 am 01 Sep 10

Yeah they are at the end of that path.

dvaey 11:21 am 01 Sep 10

NickD said :

Are Charnwood Shops at the end of that bike path?

Dunlop, Fraser and MacGregor come to mind.

NickD 10:58 am 01 Sep 10

Are Charnwood Shops at the end of that bike path?

braddonboy 10:57 am 01 Sep 10

Maybe the really simple answer is: ‘That’s where the bike paths go.’

ConanOfCooma 10:46 am 01 Sep 10

The junkies need to know how to get home when they have just gotten on, and I think it’s rather noble that the authorities have aknowledged this minority that requires special assistance to make it home.

Hells_Bells74 10:23 am 01 Sep 10

I just saw the picture *slaps head* lol

Holden Caulfield 9:59 am 01 Sep 10

Haha, that’s brilliant!

Hells_Bells74 9:58 am 01 Sep 10

If I head down the razorback road (Kuringa Drive) it only takes a few short minutes from my place to Charnwood. No lights that way though and I don’t imagine it takes much longer to head out onto Ginninderra Drive and up to Charny. My daughters have lived there a few years now, it doesn’t ever seem far from here for me.

I suppose looking at a map would tell you how many km’s from shop to shop? Depending on which way you go.

Genie 9:40 am 01 Sep 10

There is a similar sign like this on the other side of the lake near the intersection of Ginninderra Drive and William Webb Drive, the arrow is pointing more towards Evatt hinting that Charny shops is only 6km’s away. (Pssst Evatt shops is actually a good 2km’s from that sign by road, I doubt Charny is only 6km’s away)

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