Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby redsonic » Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:45 pm

Update on this genius piece of infrastructure:
redsonic wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2023 6:46 pm
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The council heeded my complaint and have fixed (mainly) the hazard:

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby elantra » Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:01 pm

redsonic wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:45 pm
Update on this genius piece of infrastructure:

The council heeded my complaint and have fixed (mainly) the hazard:

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Good one, looks like the dingoes are happy with it as well. Kudos.

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby redsonic » Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:04 pm

One of the dogs has morphed from a Border Terrier to a Miniature Schnauzer, but yes, the dogs can't resist new green grass :wink:

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby Mr Purple » Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:26 pm

They've made a reasonable attempt there, probably the best that could be done without removing the stormwater drain.

Just received notice that the bikeway through White's Hill will now receive two swinging Koala proof gates. While I appreciate the need for safety for the local animals, that seems a little excessive. Particularly when the bikeway is literally at the edge of quite a large nature reserve and you would think they'd build the koala proof fence on that side of the bikeway facing the reserve.

On the positive side my KOMs through there will be safe for all perpetuity.

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby jasonc » Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:01 pm

during the feb 22 Brisbane floods, a "bike lane" sign was remove from the end of riverside drive. of course after the clean up, it was not reinstated.
logged a case, included a screenshot from google street view, and without any comms, the sign has returned. now some enforcement of the bike lane would be a great. we also need a bike lane ends sign. that i'm not worried about as much, however PMD riders may be
there's a perfectly good pedestrian path (pedestrian only) 5m to the left
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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 15, 2024 2:25 pm


poorly resurfaced bikeway

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby elantra » Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:01 am

Mr Purple wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:26 pm
They've made a reasonable attempt there, probably the best that could be done without removing the stormwater drain.

Just received notice that the bikeway through White's Hill will now receive two swinging Koala proof gates. While I appreciate the need for safety for the local animals, that seems a little excessive. Particularly when the bikeway is literally at the edge of quite a large nature reserve and you would think they'd build the koala proof fence on that side of the bikeway facing the reserve.

On the positive side my KOMs through there will be safe for all perpetuity.
Would I be offending anyone if I said that is ludicrous ?
Are there many Koalas in White’s Hill Reserve ?
Is the presence of 2 Kola-proof gates going to be dangerous for humans ?

I sometimes think that Brisbanites have some sort of cultural cringe about Koalas - because there aren’t many Koalas in the greater Brisbane area and probably never have been because Koslas are so incredibly fussy about where they live.
I lived in Brisbane for decades and never ever saw a Koala - except at the Zoo.

Koalas seem common enough in a few other places in Australia- just not anywhere in the Greater Brisbane zone !
I have spent a LOT of time bushwalking in the MtCoottha forest park.
Never seen a Koala there.
I’ve been to Magnetic Island. Seen a few koalas each time without really trying.
Noosa National Park, seen Koalas.
Burleigh Heads, seen Koalas.
Years ago I went to see the finish of a stage of the Tour Down Under in the Adelaide hills, near Stirling. Set up a picnic table under the trees, sipping wine while awaiting the Peleton.
Lovely big gum trees, scary things that they are.
I swear that there was a koala in every gum tree beside the road on the last corner before the finishing straight.
Astonishing. One koala sighting up here and people just lose their minds.

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Re: Council Genius Moves - Bikeways

Postby Mr Purple » Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:17 am

elantra wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:01 am
Would I be offending anyone if I said that is ludicrous ?
Are there many Koalas in White’s Hill Reserve ?
Is the presence of 2 Kola-proof gates going to be dangerous for humans ?
No, I've seen a few but not many.

The bikeway in question is extremely narrow, poorly maintained, steep and twisty. The gates are extremely dangerous for humans and the alternative of riding on Boundary Road (steep, zero shoulder, very poor drivers) is not an alternative.

I agree we need to protect koalas but not as costs of human safety. Bizarrely there are plenty of signs in my neighbourhood saying 'slow down, koala died here' but very few at places pedestrians have been killed.

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