Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby BenGr » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:19 pm

If cyclist dismount signs were only put in places were it's necessary (very slow speed) they would likely be followed. As is it seems like the go to thing to improve safety.

On my commute there's dismount signs along a bikepath at road crossings.

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:35 pm

I ignore dismount signs. As an amputee cyclist it's far safer for me and others that I remain on the bike.

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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:10 pm

The stench of insurance companies is strong here.
Any problems involving riders in the area and the council has an out.
Makes ignoring maintenance issues a lot easier too
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Postby Ross » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:22 pm

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Postby CXCommuter » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:20 pm

Ross wrote:Image

I want this as a jersey
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Postby antigee » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:29 pm

telling it like it is in Albert Park, Melbourne (actually I was out walking the dog!)

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:28 pm

Hergest wrote:Well slowing down is a good idea but I'm not too sure about keeping left. :?

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That's been fixed, the council have done a good job
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:33 pm

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It defeats me how a bicycle can be more dangerous to the workers than a car traveling at 40kph
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby Hergest » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:29 am

mikesbytes wrote:
Hergest wrote:Well slowing down is a good idea but I'm not too sure about keeping left. :?

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That's been fixed, the council have done a good job


Indeed. I've been through a few times since the work was done and hopefully the flooding is a thing of the past.
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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby human909 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:54 pm

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No bicycle on the ramp, only on the stair apparently. :wink:

At a train station in Vic. Mitcham or nearby....

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Postby Ross » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:22 am

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Postby Ross » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:31 am

Not sure if this qualifies as a cycliing sign...

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Postby redsonic » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:45 pm

Ross wrote:Not sure if this qualifies as a cycliing sign...


Looks like the Koala knows what is good for it and is getting out of the way fast!

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Postby PA » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:36 pm

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:12 pm

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Interesting pole. Instead of simply using a straight one placed in directly below the place they wanted the traffic light, they have had the thought to have the base in alignment with the other poles
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:29 pm

It would never happen in Drunken's NSW - Victoria Rd Rozelle just as an example
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Then add a slippery steel plate & idiots pulling out from the servo without giving way & it is just a joy to behold
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& people wonder why I ride downhill on the road surface.

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby tcdev » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:35 pm

find_bruce wrote:Image

That's easily fixed - with a "Cyclists Dismount" sign each side of the poles! :twisted:
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Postby P!N20 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:25 am

Not my photo, but these were placed at regular intervals along Sydney Rd, Brunswick in the wake of Alberto Paulon's death in 2015.

So who exactly should be looking?

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(Sorry if already posted...it's a long thread.)

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby antigee » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:32 pm

^^^^loving it but thing that worries me about those signs is that some drivers will eventually use a very limited number of brain cells to decide that if the sign is absent then cyclists can't take the lane...followed by a rant that wastes more time than slowing for 2 seconds

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.....an event celebrating what is great about Australia

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upholding community values?

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby BenGr » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:37 pm

antigee wrote:^^^^loving it but thing that worries me about those signs is that some drivers will eventually use a very limited number of brain cells to decide that if the sign is absent then cyclists can't take the lane...followed by a rant that wastes more time than slowing for 2 seconds

meanwhile

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.....an event celebrating what is great about Australia

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upholding community values?

I don't have a problem with that sign. Roads get closed for public events, so why not bike paths?

I do have a problem with the same sign still being active on Friday though...

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Re: Cycling related signs - good/bad/ugly

Postby wellington_street » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:41 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:Image
It defeats me how a bicycle can be more dangerous to the workers than a car traveling at 40kph

and walking a bike through there! How does that pass risk assessment?
Lucky those 'Cyclist Dismount' signs are guide signs only, not regulatory.

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