rogan wrote:An enforceable 30 km/h speed limit on the M7 path? Apparently it's coming...
and your source is???
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TimW wrote:rogan wrote:An enforceable 30 km/h speed limit on the M7 path? Apparently it's coming...
and your source is???
Sinny wrote:I have heard from a relative who works at the M7 that there have been a few accidents involving either cyclists or cyclist v pedestrian, maybe they are taking steps to cover their backsides to avoid any attempt at civil action against Westlink M7.
gururug wrote:Raise users' awareness that the designed maximum speed of the shared path is 30 kph - Nonsense
most of the problems you have noted will not change with a "speed limit" set at 30km/hr.Sinny wrote:I think there seems to be a bit of confusion with some people as to what the M7 'path' is, some refer to it as 'bikepath' or 'cycleway'. It is neither it is a 'Shared Path', so believe it or not pedestrians are allowed on it, Mum and Dad with little Johnny and Jenny are also allowed to use it to go bike riding or walking as a family, and all with the expectation that they will not be cleaned up by a cyclist going 'too' fast or not watching where they were riding. I have seen and nearly been cleaned up by other cyclists riding with their head down and cutting corners a little too fine or have come up from behind me and have had to swerve at the last minute as they hadn't seen me, and that was on a straight stretch. A mate and his wife were out for a ride and had to stop and hug the railing on a narrow bridge because of a large group of cyclists who had spread across almost the entire path.
From what my relative at the M7 has told me there have been a few nasty accidents on the shared path involving bike v bike, single riders or cyclist v pedestrian, and that's just the ones they are told about as some may go unreported.
Yes it is a shared path and I don't think the issue is the speed of some cyclists but the care of the odd few pathway users- I am not saying this as a lone cyclist who is commuting at above 30km/h sometimes but as a father who rides with my family at 15km/h with kids down to the age of 7 y.o.
Most of the people I see riding (even above 30kph) do so very safely especially around my kids. Why should we all be penalised for the acts of a few who ride like fruit loops when above said cyclists will most likely not change their ways.
I don't know what the answer is but watching my speedo down every hill or on every flat will probably not help.
zozza wrote:Maybe the nice M7C people should also do something about the Peds who insist on walking with dogs off their leads?
who I believe are the biggest danger on the path
Perhaps an off the lead area along the Breakdown shoulder lane?
brasstinman wrote:How are you supposed to know your speed limit when you don't have a speedo? I don't have one on my commuter, should I not be allowed to ride the shared paths unless I spend the coin on a speedo?
zozza wrote:I think the markers may be for ambos and services to correctly identify a location??
biker jk wrote:It is kind of strange that Westlink is focussing on a few accidents on the shared path as justification for trying to impose a speed limit when just about every second day we have a truck overturning on the M7 tollway, usually due to dangerous driving (i.e. speeding).
wombatK wrote: whether emergency services call takers know to ask callers to find them.
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