M7 Safety Alert Thread

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby wombata » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:17 pm

It was acrylic paint and thankfully came surprisingly easily off the bike other than the underside of the front forks where it had embedded itself into the pre-existing scratches there (black paint now with white scratches, mmmm). In some places the paint I was peeling off was a couple of mm thick!! The wheels were a bit harder to clean and the tyres needed scrubbing with a scourer, but it's all gone now. Will be working on my riding gloves tonight. I am considerably less stressed than earlier this morning - my beloved C59 is back in its original condition again, phew...

I will be reporting it to the M7 office tomorrow.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Hergest » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:38 pm

I went through this morning at about 6.30 and went straight through the thick white paint which spelt out a name, it soon came off the tyres during the next 10 kms or so of riding and i have just one or two minor spots on the bike. I'm surprised other rider's bikes are such a mess.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby isabella24 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:02 pm

For what it's worth, I wasn't affected as I'm home sick, but as a fellow m7 rider I'm concerned about these posts. I've PM'd Anne-Marie@M7 to draw attention to this problem. Hope everyone is ok with this.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby isabella24 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:02 pm

It's just not right :-(
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:37 pm

There have been a few accidents across the long weekend too - one at Rooty Hill today (which I didn't see) and another one down near the Serbian Club which was just one of those things that can happen in bunch riding.

Take care out there everyone.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Daniel@M7 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:46 am

Hi all

Our shared path maintenance team have already spotted the latest vandelism with the paint on the path and will be on to it as soon as they can. Please remember we are a 24/7 operation and it is always worth reporting the incident - particularly when it interferes with safe use of the path - straight away to 9834 9200.

We have some CCTV coverage from the motorway to the shared path around the Lamb st and Simms Road areas and have asked our Control Room operators to scan these areas of an evening when the activity seems to occur.

We will continue to report to the Police.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby vosadrian » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:13 am

I was out on the path late saturday afternoon around 4pm. The paint was already on the path then. It seemed pretty fresh at the time. I suspect it was put down some time during saturday afternoon. I was surprised that they would have done it in the middle of the day on a saturday with lots of riders about. I was on my MTB with my son and we rode on the grass around it.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby li2099 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:51 am

The lights illuminating the bridge at Kensington Close over the M7 to Twentyseventh Avenue has been down for about 1 week.
When I rode past last Friday and even up to last night, it was pitch black.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Anne-Marie@M7 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:58 pm

li2099 wrote:The lights illuminating the bridge at Kensington Close over the M7 to Twentyseventh Avenue has been down for about 1 week.
When I rode past last Friday and even up to last night, it was pitch black.


Hello

I have asked our Maintenance Team about this, and it seems that the feed cable was damaged by rodents or birds (unknown but it looks like one of the two) and the circuit breaker was tripping out. The lights have had to be isolated (switched off) for the meantime. We are getting quotes to repair this at the moment, and will keep you updated as to when it will be fixed!

As always, if you have any concerns about the shared path/motorway and need something to be looked at, you can call us 24/7 on (02) 9834 9200 or email [email protected] (goes to myself and reception who can follow up when I'm not here).

Thanks for the comment :)

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby broker » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:40 pm

Hi all,
The last couple of afternoons I've noticed a stray shopping trolley near the bend at the Power St exit. This afternoon as I was heading north, it was precariously placed as you come around the bend - noting that someone had shifted it closer to the bend between the time I returned from the bubbler.

Might be worthwhile taking it easy through there. Also of note, that whole area is littered with empty cases of beer/spirits - looks like the locals must be gathering during the cold of night!

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Tbanger » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:48 pm

Just to add to that , as most are aware now is School Hols, so that means more of the inbred little darlings will be emerging from their caves onto the cycleway !!
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Hergest » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Tbanger wrote:Just to add to that , as most are aware now is School Hols, so that means more of the inbred little darlings will be emerging from their caves onto the cycleway !!


Not school holidays yet, there's still a full week to go.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Tbanger » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:38 am

My young fella started yesterday, thought all must have;) senior moment lol


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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Hergest » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:49 pm

Tbanger wrote:My young fella started yesterday, thought all must have;) senior moment lol


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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Chuck » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:37 pm

Daniel@M7 wrote:Thanks
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Anne-Marie@M7 wrote:Anne-Marie@M7



Just a quick thanks to the M7 crew for the nice work on the bridge joint near the Serbian club (Cowpasture Rd overbridge). Cheers.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:26 pm

I noticed that too on Saturday - well done.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby li2099 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:32 pm

Chuck wrote:
Daniel@M7 wrote:Thanks
Daniel@M7


Anne-Marie@M7 wrote:Anne-Marie@M7



Just a quick thanks to the M7 crew for the nice work on the bridge joint near the Serbian club (Cowpasture Rd overbridge). Cheers.


Yes shiny new metal plate. Makes crossing much smoother.

Just a caution, while riding past an area tonight, there was something burning in the bushes.
Lots of smoke although I didn't see anyone.
This area is on a small incline between the peak of bridge on the Hoxton Park Rd to the bottom of the bridge towards Bernera Rd/ Jedda Rd underpass.
If I'm riding toward the Serb Club, it'll be on my left.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Xplora » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:16 am

I'd love to know why the bridge joints appear to have gotten worse over the last couple years... seems there has been 5-10mm of subsidence. I'm no engineer - I guess I'm wondering if we can expect this to get worse?
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby leximack » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:44 pm

Chuck wrote:
Daniel@M7 wrote:Thanks
Daniel@M7


Anne-Marie@M7 wrote:Anne-Marie@M7



Just a quick thanks to the M7 crew for the nice work on the bridge joint near the Serbian club (Cowpasture Rd overbridge). Cheers.


i concurr :D :D
nice work :D :D
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Dazz » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:08 pm

Seen this while out todayImage. Advanced notice for those that ride the M7 on Sundays


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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:59 pm

Dazz wrote:Seen this while out today. Advanced notice for those that ride the M7 on Sundays


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Have to do an afternoon ride then in relative warmth (hopefully)
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Dazz » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:22 pm

Yeah I was thinking whoever is out there at 2 setting up is going to be freezing


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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:43 pm

Dazz wrote:Yeah I was thinking whoever is out there at 2 setting up is going to be freezing


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Better them than us. :D the only thing worse could be rain too. :shock:
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Xplora » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:36 pm

Surely it's snow gear for that time of morning?
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Ballmead » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:05 pm

Dazz wrote:Seen this while out today Advanced notice for those that ride the M7 on Sundays


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Thanks for the heads up


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