brentono wrote:no rule or convention exist, now
... as is so often pointed out here, in many posts, complaining about pedestrians
Edit:The rule and conventions have already been set by councils at local levels,
deciding, marking and enforcing that pedestrians keep left.
That's got to be the biggest joke I've heard, council types don't have the first clue.
Though, they THINK they have power, they do not, and it's not their responsibility.
Virtually all share paths are maintained, and designated for usage types by local councils that I'm aware of. At best they might receive some fed or state funding for creation/maint, but remain the responsible entity. ie the COS decided that a lane on kent st would be dedicated to bicycles, and that the arrangement would include a contra-flow lane on sections that were otherwise one way. COS is both the planning body and the responsible maintainance body. They also have rangers capable of enforcement.
I think it is drummoyne council responsible for the path entry point being too close to the abutment of iron cove bridge etc - and it was the council that gazetted the path for bi-directional shared usage in the first place, and it was council workers that painted the lines and pedestrian directional indicators on the whole white bay to iron cove share pathing, and its the council that maintains the pavement.
You can tell when the RTA has responsibility for any sort of cycle infrastructure, because its perpetually closed and bypassed.
Which part of-
Australian Road Rules
As approved by the Australian Transport Council
Published by the National Road Transport Commission
Maintained by the National Transport Commission
... don't you understand.
Their trying for some sort of agreement at a National Level.
aye, but the local body decides which traffic goes into what lane, and which direction the lane flow is. The ARRs just tell you how to interpret the markings as supplied by the local body, particularly in situations where it is not made absolutely clear.
if they want to say pedestrians go here, and be on this side for travel, its within their jurisdiction to do so. When faced with the actual responsibility of managing pedestrian/cyclist interaction, many have chosen pedestrians left to the extent of painting it into the lanes - and as I've noted previously, your source document recommends that the interpretation be made general again and not just where the responsible body has indicated it specifically.