UK : Council puts up £12,000 speed signs for cyclists

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UK : Council puts up £12,000 speed signs for cyclists

Postby opik_bidin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:27 pm

They're going too fast, they're going too slow

Looks like things like these are the ones australian gov are likel;y to put up and then name it cycling infra

https://www.bikebiz.com/community/counc ... r-cyclists

Bournemouth council has put up four flashing speed signs costing £12,000 in an attempt to 'slow cyclists down', The Telegraph reports.

The four digital devices cost £3,000 each and have been placed along the seven-mile beach promenade with the aim to reduce the number of clashes between cyclists and pedestrians.

The vehicle-activated signs flash up the speed limit of ten miles per hour to warn riders they are going too fast.

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Re: UK : Council puts up £12,000 speed signs for cyclists

Postby AdelaidePeter » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:52 pm

opik_bidin wrote:They're going too fast, they're going too slow

Looks like things like these are the ones australian gov are likel;y to put up and then name it cycling infra

https://www.bikebiz.com/community/counc ... r-cyclists

Bournemouth council has put up four flashing speed signs costing £12,000 in an attempt to 'slow cyclists down', The Telegraph reports.

The four digital devices cost £3,000 each and have been placed along the seven-mile beach promenade with the aim to reduce the number of clashes between cyclists and pedestrians.

The vehicle-activated signs flash up the speed limit of ten miles per hour to warn riders they are going too fast.


I don't see a problem. If it's a beach promenade shared between cyclists and pedestrians then yes, it is easily possible for cyclists to be going too fast. Plus 12000 pounds sounds cheap: one averted injury claim could pay for them all.

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Re: UK : Council puts up £12,000 speed signs for cyclists

Postby find_bruce » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:35 pm

Do they look like this one put up by the Inner West Clowncil to shout at you if you exceed 10 km/h
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I don't know why that sign "fell over", just that one day it was there the next the 75mm steel post was bent 90° at the base & its corpse lay there for a month before being removed.

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Re: UK : Council puts up £12,000 speed signs for cyclists

Postby Thoglette » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:03 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:I don't see a problem. If it's a beach promenade shared between cyclists and pedestrians then yes, it is easily possible for cyclists to be going too fast. Plus 12000 pounds sounds cheap: one averted injury claim could pay for them all.


Yup, plus closed to cyclists betwen 10am and 6pm in summer, plus 69 cyclists booked for speeding in four days.
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Re: UK : Council puts up £12,000 speed signs for cyclists

Postby madmacca » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:05 am

I can't help but think that some textured paint "speed humps" would be cheaper and more effective than signs.

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