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water on bike path nr Burswood

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:33 pm
by purplegolden
Hi guys

riding into work today I had to go through portions of the bike path after the Wyndam Bridge (spelling?) going towards Burswood which was covered in over 8cm of water. So be careful and be prepared to get your feet wet if you go that way.

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:29 pm
by Aushiker
Hi

Have you reported it to DPI? If they get enough feedback they might do something about drainage.

Regards
Andrew

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:59 pm
by purplegolden
Hi Andrew

I was going to - then I decided I'd ride home that way since I hate the hill nr Parliament House. Anyway, the water was gone!

I think it must have been a combo of recent rain and a high tide. Drainage would not have been an option - but I will report it to DPI as there is now a lot of debris across the path.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:56 pm
by Matty
Rode past earlier today and it was covered in water. My shoes are still drying :) Underneath the Causeway was even worse, I'd say around 15cm of water. Just the heavy rain I think, hopefully should be right soon.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:09 am
by moosterbounce
Matty wrote:Underneath the Causeway was even worse


You are meant to ride on the path, silly :P

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:37 am
by mikesbytes
If the water is salt water, then don't ride thru it, even if you have to carry your bike over it.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:41 am
by Kalgrm
It's getting pretty bad on that path. Today it is even falling from the sky! :D

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:08 pm
by purplegolden
I think that the water level over this and probably other paths near the river is related to 'high water level resulted from a combination of last night's full moon and high tides, a low-pressure system moving in, heavy swell and onshore winds'. So be careful out there!

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:29 pm
by Kalgrm
..... Not to mention the fact that the river will be flowing higher than normal because it's raining (finally).

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:22 am
by Kalgrm
News.com.au is showing a picture of the bike path I normally commute on. Call me soft if you will, but I'm glad I grabbed a lift in a cage with a workmate yesterday: this is what I faced on my homeward trip had I ridden in yesterday (the bike path is on the left of the left-hand fence as we see it here.)

Cheers,
Graeme

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:40 pm
by Aushiker
I see Main Roads is no longer reporting it as a hazard. Did you ride it today?

Andrew

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:14 pm
by europa
Kalgrm wrote:(the bike path is on the left of the left-hand fence as we see it here.)


Ya woose. What stopped ya? :shock:

Richard

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:08 pm
by Kalgrm
europa wrote:Ya woose. What stopped ya? :shock:

Richard

Took the floaties off the bike a couple of weeks ago and can't find them now. :D

I didn't ride today because I knew the path would be (and was) covered with seaweed, sand and other marine debris. On the way in I saw them with a bobcat clearing it away, so I'll ride tomorrow.

Cheers,
Graeme