human909 wrote:I'm not sure that we bicycles should be encouraged onto "motorways", not only is it dangerous but it defeats the purpose of these roads.
Motorway is an odd NSW term that has no meaning in the road rules. In many cases "motorways" are in fact "freeways" which IS does have a meaning in the road rules. Sydney is a bit odd the fact in the fact that bicycles are allowed on their freeways in metropolitan areas. In general bicycles are banned from metropolitan freeways, exceptions seem to be made where there is no practical alternative route.
In Victoria bikes are able to be legally ridden on all rural freeways. The metropolitan freeways have bikes banned due to the traffic density. However Alan Parker, long-time bicycle advocate, held a cosistent opinion that bikes should be allowed on the safest roads per km. Freeways have no intersections, the number one collision point for urban cycling. There could be potential strategies developed to deal better with the slip-lane conflict.
human909 wrote:Why isn't Anazac and Botany Rd possible?
Probably because they just lead to the dead-end of Port Botany. Most road bunches on Southern Cross Drive are probably heading further south, or out along the M5 Cycleway.