Cycling in Sydney Australia
I have long thought that the advertising hoarding at the bottom of King Street needs removing as it is in the way of pedestrians and cyclists. Yesterday this mobile sign appeared advising motorists that the Harbour Bridge is closed this weekend for the triathlon. It completely blocks the shared path and is also a hazard to cyclists, especially those coming at speed down the King Street cycleway.
Who is responsible for placing these mobile signs (there is anoth further up King Street also blocking the footpath)? Where do I complain to and what is most effective means of doing so?
This thing has been there for nearly a week. I squeezed past there on Monday in a few millimetres of remaining space left by a tourist reorganising the luggage in his backpack next to the VMS while his mates looked on. Brilliant!
I thought it had already been sufficiently complained about to get it moved but, apparently, no...
Here are numbers to complain about path conditions for many LGAs. Scroll down to CoS and RMS.
can we push it onto the road? the cars etc wont mind sharing it for the remainder since since they have more space for it.
i rang sydney city council and a concerned person on the phone took all the details etc and said they would investigate.
clearly not an issue for them......maybe it should be moved by someone else? wink wink?
Given that it's a vehicle (trailer) and is illegally parked, surely the rangers can get it towed away as they supposedly do when cars are left in buslanes etc?
There haven't been a wholotta working days between last Thursday and now - maybe give them a follow-up call?
maybe if we got several different people calling it might be considered more urgent?
and rangers are on all weekend.....
I rang on Thursday too!
considering your background you surprise me (with a smile) at times John.
I remember a policeman friend of mine describing how he'd go about torching an enemies house, his escape route, get away car, etc. At the time I owed him some money and I had trouble getting it. I felt that this was his way of warning me considering the description fit the area my house was in. I did my best to pay him back and rarely cross his path these days.
You know we are taught to trust police as kiddies at school, but in reality some police turn up in all sorts of places doing all sorts of odd things - after all they are only human and with great power comes great responsibility - a bar which is way too high for even the most angelic of us, let alone your average cadet. Not that I care much, nowadays I just keep my nose clean.
As to vandalising the traffic sign - I think JohnH may be cracking a funny - maybe he is trolling to see if Mr HF takes the bait and goes for a paddle up sh!t creek? :) Immobilising the sign is sort of the opposite of what people want to achieve isn't it?