Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

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Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby nachoman » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:14 am

Walking down Wellington St tonight I was pleasantly surprised to come across a fully separated bicycle only path running from Milligan St to almost King St

western end:
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Telethon Ave (signage still covered) :
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abrupt eastern end, traffic lights here to cross Wellington St (no bicycle lantern):
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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby cj7hawk » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:07 am

That seems a good idea - especially on that road - but is that a dual-lane ?

Will need caution there though... I've seen quite a few near accidents on the dual-lane shared path on the Perth/Midland PSP in Perth where it crosses access-paths to car parks as drivers don't know which direction to look in before gunning the engine and shooting across the road to get into the car park above Perth central station.

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Thoglette » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:41 am

Bigger issues
1. it stops a block east of Milligan street and doesn't connect to the PSP. I've declared that all the area around Perth arena a "shared space"
2. it won't connect to anything East of William street.

Having said all that it's MUCH better than nothing
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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Sinner » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:20 pm

Looks like someone has removed the bag from the top of the sign! The other signs are bagged. It's not open yet and not meant to be until all the works are complete. No point in having it open to the temporary pedestrian crossing.

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby dmwill » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:44 pm

My brother was involved with the construction of one of the buildings there. That short section of cycle path was required to achieve a certain eco-rating or whatever for each building (along with the dedicated end of trip facilities they all have).

TLDR: Put a 100m cycle path in front of your building and you get another green star.

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Thoglette » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:41 pm

dmwill wrote: Put a 100m cycle path in front of your building and you get another green star.


If that's what it takes to get them built....
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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby rolandp » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:54 am

Perth City Link opens at the end of this month.

Will we be able to use the new cycle lanes on William St to connect to the existing ones on Roe St?

Note, the original plans for the Perth City Link project was to have cycle lanes on Wellington St itself. They somewhere got lost in the project and we know have these bike lanes where you have to stop at every minor road that go into the Perth City Link area (ie King St etc). There is no consistency in what is being provided as in the case of the recent Barrack St lanes, they are on the road.

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Thoglette » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:04 pm

rolandp wrote:Note, the original plans for the Perth City Link project was to have cycle lanes on Wellington St itself. They somewhere got lost in the project and we know have these

..shared paths which will be much preferred by the casual cyclist.

Meanwhile we get to play in ALL the traffic lanes (instead of banished to the bike lane), which at the usual CBD pace (<40kph) I'm more than happy with.
I need to check whether bus/taxi/bike lanes have a "cyclists must use" clause like bike-only lanes.
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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Sinner » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:58 am

rolandp wrote:Will we be able to use the new cycle lanes on William St to connect to the existing ones on Roe St?


I must have missed these......

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby nachoman » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:11 am

King St northbound at Wellington St. Please explain....

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Scott_C » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:19 am

Bicycles move onto the path, cross the road westbound on the crossing (cycle lantern) cross the road northbound on the crossing (cycle lantern) and can continue northbound on King St (northbound lane has sharrows or similar).

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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Thoglette » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:37 am

nachoman wrote:King St northbound at Wellington St. Please explain....


It's just a jump up the kerb.
And a turn to the right.
Queue at the kerb with the peds.
Before you cross at the lights.
But the mess 'cross the road
Will fast`drive you insay-ya-yayaya-yane......
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Re: Wellington St bicycle lane - Perth City Link

Postby Thoglette » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:40 am

Thoglette wrote:
nachoman wrote:King St northbound at Wellington St. Please explain....


It's just a jump up the kerb.
And a turn to the right.
Queue at the kerb with the peds.
Before you cross at the lights.
But the mess 'cross the road
Will fast`drive you insay-ya-yayaya-yane......
(apologies to Richard O'Brien) :mrgreen:


A simple bikes-only gap in the median strip would have been so much better.
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