Footscray Rd path

Footscray Rd path

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:13 am

Watch out when you get to the Dudley St intersection, the powers that be have installed a new pole at the Nth West corner that appears to carry a button for the crossing lights. It's only a shorty and it's right in the middle of the two way kerb cut :roll:

It is also unpainted gal pipe which does an excellent job of blending in with the grey of the concrete. I'll get pics tomorrow if it hasn't improved.
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby rkelsen » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:37 pm

They'd only just gotten rid of one in the exact same spot! :?
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:57 pm

You sure? Then I musta ridden past it a hundred times without seeing it... :?
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby rkelsen » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:09 am

My bad. Looks like they moved it about a metre, into the stream of traffic. Why couldn't they put the button for the lights on the lamppost which is right there? This thing is a hazard.
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:19 pm

That's the one, a coat of yellow paint at the bare minimum thanks :roll: . I wonder who the authority would be?
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby jules21 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:03 am

Mulger bill wrote: the powers that be have installed a new pole at the Nth West corner

shaun, did you mean the south-west corner? they took one out of that corner, but seem to have recently replaced it in a similarly perilous position to which you described.
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby goodlookingcyclist » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:10 am

what is it with these people .. :shock:

Is it possible to put a picture up of the hazard ?
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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:47 pm

jules21 wrote:
Mulger bill wrote: the powers that be have installed a new pole at the Nth West corner

shaun, did you mean the south-west corner? they took one out of that corner, but seem to have recently replaced it in a similarly perilous position to which you described.


Well I make it the NW corner according to Google maps I hope the link works.

I tried getting pics GLC but my phone cam is a shocker at night. Will try for a daylight shot tomorrow.

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Re: Footscray Rd path

Postby jules21 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:04 am

yeah - you're right. i noticed that one too, it's a shocker. common sense gone missing, assuming it ever existed for whoever is responsible for it.
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