human909 wrote:Saw this headline today. I haven't read the article because it is paywalled.MUM TOO SCARED TO CROSS BUSY STUD RD
MOTHER-OF-TWO Lana Formoso lives just 400m from Dandenong basketball stadium but drives there because it’s too dangerous to cross busy Stud Road.A DANDENONG North mother-of-two, who lives 400m from Dandenong basketball stadium, said she now drives there
We design our suburbs around cars. It is sad. I currently work near Stud road and now know the road reasonably well. I also saw an old lady struggling to cross it at an uncontrolled point this week. Oddly enough it is actually serviced by fairly good bike paths especially considering that the bike path building began in 1977! But the urban landscape is sparse with 80kph and 70kph roads separating vast distances between amenities. The bicycle paths generally are crossed by sliplanes and fast moving cars that give no thought for cyclists.
I believe il Padrone knows more and often used to mention it: https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/view ... x#p1369226
There isn't much good having cycling infrastructure if the roads are hostile (aka high speed) and there is nowhere to actually ride to.
Ironically enough, cyclists have excellent access to that stadium through the Dany Ck Trail, including underpasses beneath the Monash Fwy and Heatherton Rd.