M2 widening - whats left of bike lane?

M2 widening - whats left of bike lane?

Postby ShanDog » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:00 pm

Hi guys,

I saw something on the news in regards to the M2 and I was wondering if anyone had heard or found any more information about this? What I remember (as I saw it a couple of days ago) is that due to expected traffic problems from the lane cove tunnel, they're widening the m2 to accommodate three lanes between beecroft rd and lane cove rd. The report said they were doing this by adding the third lane over the current emergency stopping lane. As far as I see it, this emergency stopping lane is also the bicycle lane and I am wondering if anyone knows if they are actually doing the unthinkable and removing the bicycle lane??

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Postby cludence » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:54 pm

Hi Shannon,

I read about the M2 lane closing on this site. www.spinopsys.com Hopefully this gives you some more info.

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:33 am

It seems that the replacement route is more dangerous than the existing route.
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Postby cludence » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:53 am

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:32 pm

Yes, but it is unclear if bicycles will be permamently banned or just during the works.
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Postby cludence » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:38 pm

Yes they never like giving a straight answer. Probably because they know there are many unhappy cyclists now.
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Postby sogood » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:59 pm

West bound cyclists will be banned. That's clear in their documentation.
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Postby ShanDog » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:26 pm

I'm guessing its illegal to just ride in the wrong direction on the east bound side...
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Postby europa » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:50 am

sbra9635 wrote:I'm guessing its illegal to just ride in the wrong direction on the east bound side...


It might be worth trying if safe. The coppers aren't mugs and if you explain what you're on about, you might just get away with it ... and it'll send a message to the pollies.

I'm not affected by this thank goodness, but from what I've read, it sucks big time. Cripes, it's even enough to make me take up bicycle advocacy :shock:

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Postby sogood » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:55 am

sbra9635 wrote:I'm guessing its illegal to just ride in the wrong direction on the east bound side...

As they aren't adding a third lane in the East bound direction, so it's business as usual there. Supposedly. Who knows what will change before the actual implementation.
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Postby ShanDog » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:54 pm

Does anyone know the ETA on when they're implementing the road changes? I haven't ridden on the m2 in a while as I've been sticking to the fire trails lately...
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Postby scotty72 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:30 pm

D-Day is supposed to be Feb 4

However, after meetings with Transurban, Bike North has pointed out that the alternate route is unacceptable, dangerous and will not get the permissions of Mac Uni, Ryde or Hornsby Councils.

They pretty well admit that the Feb 4 deadline will not e met.

Up to the RTA as to whether or not the govt forces them to kick us off with no alternate to clear the way for the election stunt.


For more info and to get info on how you can help.

Go to www.bikenorth.org.au

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