end of journey facility

redned
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end of journey facility

Postby redned » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:23 pm

Saturday's West had an article about the new "end of journey facility" in BHP's new building. 550 bike racks, 40 showers, 800 lockers, towels.
Not bad!

Perth Lord Mayor said she was keen to turn Perth into a city of bike riders. So why wasn't the cycle lane on the Terrace that was in the concept plan not in the final construction?

wellington_street
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Re: end of journey facility

Postby wellington_street » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:52 pm

redned wrote:Perth Lord Mayor said she was keen to turn Perth into a city of bike riders. So why wasn't the cycle lane on the Terrace that was in the concept plan not in the final construction?


We've been through this several times on this forum before - a cycle lane on the four-lane section of St Georges Terrace would be utterly useless as it would be blocked by buses stopping to pick up/set down passengers. It is far safer to ride this section either at walking pace on the footpath or as a vehicle in the general traffic lane (although admittedly the merge back to the left at either end gets a bit hairy).

Alternative treatments, like running the cyclists behind the bus stops, separated from the road, were not in the concept plans and would represent a pretty radical step for Perth with some serious teething issues as both peds and cycles get used to it.

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