Cycling in Sydney Australia
If you're reading this now you mustn't have tried out the new green bicycle lane in Lilyfield. It's on Catherine Street (Leichhardt side) where it meets the CityWest link.
The bike lane is painted on the right side of the cars turning left. It has a forward pointing arrow which, directs you onto a one way street with the cars coming straight towards you (that's the Lilyfield Rd side of Catherine Street). Madness!
The only possible explanation is that the green paint person came along, held the map upside down and didn't realise that the green paint was already and correctly on the other side of the City West link.
Shame there was no bicycle lantern installed on that set of lights for cyclist approaching from Lilyfield Road.
Good question Margo
I think there was a contraflow bike lane planned to deal with the one-way part of Catherine Street, although somewhat historic and subject to delay & kerfuffle. I have attached a pdf I found online, which has a drawing on page 9.
I can't see how it is supposed to work northbound. I might have a look when I am back in town at the weekend.
I knew you would be on this Bob!
Great service eh.
Our planning officer is on holidays too, yet she has set the deadline for submission/objection for a 6 storey apartment block opposite us for a day before she returns.
I wonder if the signal changes are to come all the same... especially if a little pressure were to be applied.
The section where the gap is in the safety fence - 'NO ENTRY' has been spray painted onto the green cycle lane, as it's not a contraflow lane.
Today I watched a cyclist crossing from Catherine towards Lilyfield Rd. He crossed over the CWL to the skinny footpath on the Balmain Rd side of Catherine St but was sort of stuck in the middle of the CWL while buses and cars headed towards him or turned right in front of him.
I think I know what might have gone wrong. The contractor thought that contraflow meant going INTO the traffic, not against it.
Or just put the light in eh.
That would take, oooh, about an hour.