Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby wellington_street » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:15 pm

piledhigher wrote:Vicroads 'own' the major roads these would seem to be best suited to local councils 40 and 50km/hr streets, the best outcome for VicRoads roads would be the roundabout cycle lanes or off road parallels.


Roundabout cycle lanes are never "the best outcome"
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby il padrone » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:24 pm

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Yarra council are doing some great stuff - think these road markings are fantastic - believe I read somewhere that VicRoads have refused to recognise them and so other councils not adopting :( (but I might be wrong)

I notice the council has painted sharrows like these on the aproaches to speed chicanes on Thames St, Box Hill so the message is getting about.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby human909 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:01 pm

il padrone wrote:I notice the council has painted sharrows like these on the aproaches to speed chicanes on Thames St, Box Hill so the message is getting about.


That's great that it is spreading outside of the core cycling suburbs. With critical mass from councils surely Vicroads can't keep its head in the sand forever. :wink:
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby piledhigher » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:13 pm

wellington_street wrote:
piledhigher wrote:Vicroads 'own' the major roads these would seem to be best suited to local councils 40 and 50km/hr streets, the best outcome for VicRoads roads would be the roundabout cycle lanes or off road parallels.


Roundabout cycle lanes are never "the best outcome"


I'm not saying they are, saying they are the types of implementations VicRoads will do on the types of roads they 'own'. Best not to ask for VicRoads to create bicycle roundabout infrastructure they will just F#ck it up. Local councils own the back roads and cyclists are their rate payers at least in the inner suburbs and they will try to accommodate to varied degrees.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Aushiker » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:22 am

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby human909 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:23 pm

I saw sharrows in Viewbank this evening. It seems numerous councils are getting on board. Lets hope that Vicroads catches up.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Aushiker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:31 pm

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby wellington_street » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:55 pm

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InTheWoods wrote:In qld that sign is the g9-60, which, belonging to the guide signs does not itself need to be obeyed, although obviously if there's some other rule which says you can't ride further on that needs to be obeyed.


Ditto for NSW:
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/index ... d=g9/g9-60

Just another way roads authorities (un?)intentionally encourage road rage against cyclists. Most motorists (including myself until I looked it up) would think that is a regulatory sign.


To add to this, the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign is also a G-series sign (G9-58) and has no legal force.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:16 pm

........up yours keep left sign. I'll ride in the tall grass, leaves, sticks and fallen trees whenever I want to!

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Aushiker » Fri May 02, 2014 11:34 pm

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby citywomble » Sat May 03, 2014 2:12 am

Andrew, that is bad, bad, bad.

So cyclists have to share the road with sand bagged signage.

At best this is good intentions marred by stupidity.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby yugyug » Sat May 03, 2014 5:16 pm

I think if I saw that I would stop my bike and taken the effort to remove the sandbags and get that stupid sign off the bike lane. dumb dumb dumb
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby il padrone » Sat May 03, 2014 5:20 pm

yugyug wrote:I think if I saw that I would stop my bike and taken the effort to remove the sandbags and get that stupid sign off the bike lane. dumb dumb dumb

+1

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby trailgumby » Sat May 03, 2014 7:18 pm

I'd move it into the road traffic lane. :twisted:
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby wellington_street » Wed May 07, 2014 11:06 pm

Cycling infrastructure, South Perth style
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Biffidus » Thu May 08, 2014 12:27 am

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This bike lane is about 1/2 the width of the bicycle stencil (and my handlebars), not counting the gutter.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby myforwik » Fri May 09, 2014 10:41 pm

wellington_street wrote:Cycling infrastructure, South Perth style
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I would laugh but... someone actually got out of their vehicle, brought out the stencil, and painted this friggin mark. And someone backed him up and put in one the map along with the other lines. I know government workers are pretty dumb, but its just ridiculous how dumb they are.

I am reminded of the time that a contractor installed an Australia Post mail box in the middle of someones driveway entry. Like right in the middle of a obvious concrete drive way.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Aushiker » Sat May 10, 2014 12:10 pm



[French speaking] promotion of the signposting that allow cyclists to go through red light... Belgian style ...

Thanks to the European Cycling Federation

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Aushiker » Sat May 10, 2014 12:30 pm

wellington_street wrote:Cycling infrastructure, South Perth style


Do you recall the street this is found on?

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Scott_C » Sat May 10, 2014 2:31 pm

Aushiker wrote:
wellington_street wrote:Cycling infrastructure, South Perth style


Do you recall the street this is found on?

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I'm pretty sure it is on Coode St, northbound between Thelma and Ednah streets.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.995 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby wellington_street » Sun May 11, 2014 4:25 pm

^ Yep. Theres another doozy further up Coode St approaching a roundabout.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby wellington_street » Tue May 13, 2014 6:35 pm

wellington_street wrote:^ Yep. Theres another doozy further up Coode St approaching a roundabout.


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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby sankari » Tue May 13, 2014 7:59 pm

I'm convinced that share the road sign was perpetrated by some 'larrikin' who thought it would be a good laugh, or worse someone with an axe to grind against cyclists. Those painted bicycles though are because incompetence amongst civil servants knows no bounds.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby il padrone » Sun May 18, 2014 8:02 am

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