themerlin wrote:Article about this in the chronicle. It's the height of the barrier not the traffic that's the issue and they are going to think about it till June !
It's odd that after years the height of the barrier is suddenly a problem - has there been an incident involving a cyclist or pedestrian recently.
I cycling past this morning and saw the signs for the first time. The alternative as I see it means taking the Toombul Road exit then crossing to the right lane and making a u-turn onto the Sandgate Road on-ramp onto the other side of the overpass. It's difficult to see how crossing the overpass is any more dangerous.
Hmmmm, and the reason is - a cyclist complained that the overpass is unsafe. From the Bicycle Queensland Facebook page.
No good news I'm afraid. We've been in conversation with Mains Roads about this for a couple of months. They have responded to a complaint by a cyclist about lack of safety on that overpass by having a safety audit which recommended the signs you have seen. So we've been asking Main Roads what the long-term solutions for this problem are, but we're yet to have an answer. Looks like that ban is there for the foreseeable future. It's a debateable question as to which is better ... merging across two lanes of Sandgate Rd traffic to ride across an overpass bridge with no shoulder, or negotiating the Toombul Rd roundabout and then the u-turn onto the onramp. Neither is a particularly good level of service for cyclists.