Northern Beaches - Manly, Akuna, Westhead, Palm Beach

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Postby CalvinAndHobbes » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:56 am

Rode McCarrs this morning, and there are electronic signs saying overnight work is starting on 5/9 - hopefully this is to fix the potholes.

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Postby biker jk » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:23 pm

CalvinAndHobbes wrote:Rode McCarrs this morning, and there are electronic signs saying overnight work is starting on 5/9 - hopefully this is to fix the potholes.


Yes I saw that sign on Tuesday. Also note that just past green bin corner heading to Church Pt there was a rectangular steel grate which had been dislodged and was a few metres away hole. Both would be dangerous if you hit them.

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Postby AndrewCowley » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:34 pm

Green bin corner?

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Postby biker jk » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:58 pm

AndrewCowley wrote:Green bin corner?


The corner with all the green garbage bins. Check the video by AUbicycles on the previous page of this thread.

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Postby Sparx » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:25 am

Bin corner outbound lane from Church Point has been resurfaced, inbound lane still to be done.

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Postby biker jk » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:16 am

Sparx wrote:Bin corner outbound lane from Church Point has been resurfaced, inbound lane still to be done.


Yes I just went past. :lol:

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Postby Sparx » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:30 am

Heads up - not sure if this has been mentioned or is new or not. Apparently a steel plate on the road towards Church Point just after Bakers Rd

https://www.facebook.com/jordanreizes/p ... 8441554328

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Postby biker jk » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:56 am

This is the hole that was covered or more accurately the earlier attempted repair The rapid response team was there yesterday morning brainstorming a solution.

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Postby Sparx » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:38 am

Steel plate seems to have been replaced with gravel trench :?: :roll:

Inbound lane on bin corner is also resurfaced now.

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Postby AUbicycles » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:04 am

I call the green bin corner on McCarrs Creek Road "Dutch Slide", which infact covers both corners.

Rode it for the first time today and it is a delight. For safety it was necessary anyway but simply being able to ride this area without the potholes and debris is a positive step forward.

My riding buddies asked "so Chris, this is your road" :)

I will be writing to thank the council and to encourage resurfacing for the rest of the road!

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Postby AUbicycles » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:29 pm

I call it Champagne Cycling, hope you like this short video of my first ride following the resurfacing.


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Postby Mjainoz » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:06 am

AUbicycles wrote:I call it Champagne Cycling, hope you like this short video of my first ride following the resurfacing.

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I'm sitting on the couch Sunday am nursing broken ribs and a punctured lung from 2 weeks ago, wondering how I will feel when I get back on the horse. I mean bike :). Will I want to .. feel a bit scared Etc.

This video makes me think I will enjoy my Sunday am rides again - thanks :)

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Postby AUbicycles » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Perfectly natural and best to ease into it. This resurfacing is only a very small (but important) glimpse of beautiful cycling... and if they fixed the rest of McCarrs Creek Road it would be brilliant.

Get well!

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Postby Mjainoz » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:15 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Perfectly natural and best to ease into it. This resurfacing is only a very small (but important) glimpse of beautiful cycling... and if they fixed the rest of McCarrs Creek Road it would be brilliant.
Get well!

Totally agree with all. Even with the get well bit. ;). Thanks

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:51 pm

Got a report from a friend that someone dropped tacks in McCarrs Creek Road near the bus U-Turn location. I suggested that they get photos and report it to the police but heard nothing further and was rained out so didn't see for myself.

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Postby biker jk » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:17 pm

McCarrs Ck rd between West Hd rd and Walker Pl (Church Pt) will be closed Oct 17-21 between 10am and 3pm.

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Postby AUbicycles » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:12 am

Broader community input is sought for the Mona Vale Draft Plan. This is a good opportunity to ensure transport options are considered - i.e. cycling future for this northern beaches hub.

http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council ... place_plan

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Postby Sparx » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:40 pm

Just got an email from NB Council regarding the Bike Plan review (originally for Warringah Council).

Seems that something is underway, not exactly sure what but could be encouraging.

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Postby AUbicycles » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:43 am

Yes - it was a real disappointment attending the Warringah Council bike plan event and to get the followup within the week (on request) that the data / results / info wouldn't be collated and there would be no action - everything was stopping and the key person driving it was no longer continung in that position because of the merger. In contrast, the Pittwater council were active because progress is progress and they knew it was not lost through the pending merger - rather continuing the cycle strategy would give it a better chance to survive.

The whole Northern beaches needs improvement - so would be good to see this get back on track again.

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Postby Sparx » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:10 pm

Some further details but still some questions in my mind:

http://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/s ... 161216.pdf

Some dead end bike paths on the map and for me the real question is how safe some of the existing bike paths are.

BUT - good to see something happening!

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Postby g-boaf » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:18 pm

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/walking-and-c ... tcunx.html

SMH has an article. But I like the comments on knitting together the existing inner west and western Sydney paths, ones that could be used for transport.

That wasn't my comment by the way...

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Postby SheikYerbouti » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:23 pm

:(

Woman dies following cycling crash - Kuring-gai

Sunday, 18 December 2016 02:39:01 PM

A brief will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a cyclist at Kuring-gai this morning.

About 10am (Sunday 18 December 2016), a small group of cyclists was travelling southbound on Mona Vale Road.

Police were told a Toyota Corolla sedan travelling north on Mona Vale Road, has collided with the 33-year-old female rider, at the intersection of Woodlands Avenue.

The woman was seriously injured and died at the scene. The other riders were not injured.

The 37-year-old male driver of the car will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

A crime scene was established and Crash Investigation Unit attended.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are continuing.

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Re: Northern Beaches - Manly, Akuna, Westhead, Palm Beach

Postby biker jk » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:38 pm

R.I.P. :cry:

Based on the news stories, it appears the driver turned right to enter Woodlands Ave across the cyclists who would have been travelling down hill at a decent speed.

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Re: Northern Beaches - Manly, Akuna, Westhead, Palm Beach

Postby Zippy7 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:23 pm

Very sad. Had ridden (rolled) past there only an hour or so earlier.
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