Reman wrote:find_bruce wrote:Reman wrote:So there you go, in the remote chance I'm cruising around the middle 'gong area I know I must use that lane
you will find them a bit closer to your home, eg Lilifield Rd. Of course with all the trucks, boats buses etc parked across the lane it is pretty easy to establish that it is impracticable to use it.
I travel Lilyfield Rd almost everyday, trust me they aren't Bike Lanes that you must use. They are your bog standard paint a line and some bikes on the side of a road so buses and trucks know to park there so you can't actually use them
Funnily enough as I live in the same post code, I am familiar with Lilyfield Rd, which I why I ride a different way to work. While you are correct about most of it, there is one section that is a good example of how bike lanes should be done, from Hawthorne Canal up to Mary St. When the road was resurfaced last year, they took away the bike lane on the downhill side, cause bikes weren't slowing anyone down & you have much better visibility from the centre of the lane. On the uphill side, they used the extra space to move the bike lane out from the car door zone.