Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby newblah » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:12 pm

I'm guessing that the leech highway underpass isn't going to be opening this week? Anyone know what they still have to complete?
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Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby Rex » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:05 pm

Certainly hope so, that path is a death trap
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Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:54 pm

Rex wrote:Certainly hope so, that path is a death trap

Hardly a death trap unless choosing to cross in an easterley direction over the lanes that turn toward Freo while the don't walk sign is on.

But it does introduces frustrating delays and a little extra involvement with traffic. I had and (when re-opened) will again have more danger issues with the southern-most underpass that has been closed for the last 18 months.

And it goes without saying that tere is a need to ride to the conditions.
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Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby Rex » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:34 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
Rex wrote:Certainly hope so, that path is a death trap

Hardly a death trap unless choosing to cross in an easterley direction over the lanes that turn toward Freo while the don't walk sign is on.


I was referring to the path between MtHenry and Canning Bridges.
Lots of peds, speeding cyclists with poor visibility, poor quality of path and the odd blind corner or two... my least liked stretch of path along the PSP.
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Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:42 pm

Rex wrote:
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Rex wrote:Certainly hope so, that path is a death trap

Hardly a death trap unless choosing to cross in an easterley direction over the lanes that turn toward Freo while the don't walk sign is on.


I was referring to the path between MtHenry and Canning Bridges.
Lots of peds, speeding cyclists with poor visibility, poor quality of path and the odd blind corner or two... my least liked stretch of path along the PSP.

My mistake. And I have heard others say as much, THe path is a little damaged in places from tree roots testing themselves against the asphalt and the visibility is a little constrained but, again, not as bad as the section Canning and Narrows IMO. Unless again not riding to the conditions. However I mostly ride very early have not experienced it with heavy traffic and maybe you have. Also I switched to Mt Pleasant from it early this year and maybe it has degraded in that time.

The one obvious danger to me is the underpass at the east end of Canning - that needs some improvement in line of sight. And also after storms when there is a lot of soft debris hiding not-so-soft hazards. Particularly around the Aquinas pedestrian overpass and under Canning Bridge.
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Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby Timeonabike » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:08 pm

Being lazy here and not searching for it - but does anyone know of any plans for the Cranford Ave bridge? Screaming out for an underpass.

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Re: Kwinana PSP upgrade works

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:46 am

Timeonabike wrote:Being lazy here and not searching for it - but does anyone know of any plans for the Cranford Ave bridge? Screaming out for an underpass.

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I suspect that Cranford Ave can't take the necessary works as easily as other spans. It's span is considerable less than everything else that is around there. It was constructed circa 1985 some ten years before the spans at Leach Highway and further south. At the time the freeway was only going to Leach Hwy and was the southern most bridge.

But if it did happen it would be done as part of a freeway improvement out of road funding, not out of the smaller pool of cycling funds. Should we pray for more significant works closer to the river?

However there is little to stop them from taking the path of those honky-nut laden ways in Bateman and I can't see why the hell they didn't with this current lot of works.
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