Jmuzz wrote:Scintilla wrote:Yet the 'bike lane' (if correctly signed) thus ends at the intersection, and if there are no new signs after EACH side-street intersection, the lane does not exist despite whatever lines are painted.
If such a lane even does exist.
Real Bike Lane is rare in NSW and the real ones probably are properly signed and painted.
Most cases in NSW are just "watch for bikes" symbols not bike lanes.
I wouldn't bet on even the real bike lanes being done properly, though its in the details..
Note the rule says
A bicycle lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane:
(a) beginning at a bicycle lane sign applying to the lane, or a road marking comprising both a white bicycle symbol and the word lane painted in white, and
(b) ending at the nearest of the following:
(i) an end bicycle lane sign applying to the lane, or a road marking comprising both a white bicycle symbol and the words lane end painted in white,
(ii) an intersection (unless the lane is at the unbroken side of the continuing road at a T-intersection or continued across the intersection by broken lines),
Particularly - note point ii) about lane continuing across the intersection by broken lines
Here's one I use most days that is less than 6 months old.
There's a sign at the start.
does this end the lane -- or is it a continuation? The bike lane merges into the left traffic lane prior. Note no sign at other side of intersection.
.. and no sign when the 'bike lane' reappears.
.. until we get down the road a little.
Further intersections look like this, so they comply with point ii).
(Let's not even discuss how usable this is due to pinch points around traffic islands and parked-car door zones. This is my favourite part, same road, Southbound: https://goo.gl/maps/bZFvoRQHqhC2)