Cycle path's stealth bollards an "unnecessary hazard"

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Cycle path's stealth bollards an "unnecessary hazard"

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:52 pm

Hi

In the natural world it is known as cryptic colouration, or camouflage to most of us.

It’s a useful defence mechanism for creatures seeking to foil predators but not such a good idea when it comes to street furniture which most of us want to avoid, especially when travelling at speed.

That seemingly self-evident truth appears to have escaped South Gloucestershire Council who recently erected cast iron bollards on a well-established cycle path and painted them the same colour as the solid white line on which they are positioned, the Bristol Evening Post reports.

The result was as inevitable as it was painful for cyclist Ian Redmond from Stroud who smashed into one of the newly-installed posts, having failed to spot it on his regular commute. Although not badly injured, Ian felt his accident was the result of a badly executed, health and safety over-reaction by the Council to a perceived problem.
... road.cc

Makes you wonder ...

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Re: Cycle path's stealth bollards an "unnecessary hazard"

Postby il padrone » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:11 pm

Centre line white - bollards yellow would seem to be a fairly sensible way to do it, I'd have thought :idea:

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The poms do bollards and bike paths so well

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Better yet - ditch the stoopid bollards!! :x
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Deliberate And/Or Preventable Hazards.....

Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:14 pm

In my experience the barriers on the cycleway between Joondalup and the city are no better, even worse.
I feel that the councils should be petitioned to remove these unwelcome hazards.
Another very bad hazard is growth of bushes obstructing the view up the road where the cycleways terminate and continue on the road.
Does anybody here have any pull with Stirling Council to bring these problems to the Council's attention ?.
On a similar subject I spoke with a Wanneroo Council supervisor and his street-sweeper driver and brought it to their attention that the amount of objects and glass on Marmion Av. cause cyclists to have to steer out of the bikelane and onto the road - I got promises that the road cleaning roster frequency would be increased ???.

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Re: Cycle path's stealth bollards an "unnecessary hazard"

Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:27 pm

il padrone wrote:better yet - ditch the stoopid bollards!! :x

Like I was just saying..... and those white bollards have got to be Irish, surely. :roll:

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Re: Deliberate And/Or Preventable Hazards.....

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:46 pm

Quinns Rocks Roadie wrote:Another very bad hazard is growth of bushes obstructing the view up the road where the cycleways terminate and continue on the road.
Does anybody here have any pull with Stirling Council to bring these problems to the Council's attention ?.


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You have the pull, you can report the hazards. There are a couple of options: (1) via the Department of Transport – Report a Cycling Hazard Form if it is a Council issue and (2) via the Main Roads if it is a Main Roads issue (PSP) or you are unclear as to who is responsible.

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Re: Cycle path's stealth bollards an "unnecessary hazard"

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:54 pm

Now now Eric. If I had a thinner skin, I'd take exception to that comparison.

White obstacle on white background? OH&S FAIL!


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It's Not The Bollard's Fault....

Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:06 pm

I didn't mean to hurt the bollard's feelings,..... honest. :P

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