The response from RMS is particularly disappointing "In the interim, RMS will immediately investigate whether additional warning signs or line marking changes are needed at this location."
Terrible news. If it is where I am thinking, 80 or 90k zone, around a fast sweeping corner and up onto the bridge (crest) facing into the afternoon sun and with the shoulder narrowing.
waramatt wrote:I was a regular commuter on the New England Hwy near where this fatality happened. That was until yesterday. Now I'm gonna use the excellent bus service and save my cycling for safer, calmer, quieter roads......
This pinch point has been a very well known hazard for a very long time. The road shoulder disappears on a bend at an old, narrow rail overpass. It's a 90 zone and in busy afternoon westbound traffic also adds the hazard of the setting sun. I wouldn't cycle here at 5am on a Sunday morning.
But obviously my heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
gretaboy wrote:well some sad news up my way...a cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon. Where he was killed was at a point I have to ride everyday and I call it one of my "death" points...I have about 3-4 "death" points on my ride
http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/ ... 42979.aspx
I went past that point roughly 30-45 minutes before it happened...have to do it again this afternoon.