il padrone wrote: like this notorious one on Southbank, Melbourne.
All right, I built that!!!
The problem with that crossing is twofold
1. The natural flow of the Southbank path actually puts you on the cycle crossing section.
2. The painted section cries out "correct place to cross".
I've been lobbying COM to have the ped section painted or at least criscrossed with hatching to highlite it's existence for years now.