HI All Been meaning to to post this for a while. I'm very pleased with the new cycleways in the city and ride the Bourke street one almost daily. Every time I ride it I'm reminded at what a sloppy…Continue
"I read about this on the Daily tele website. There was a photo of a lone cyclist on Bourke Street Cycleway with the caption ' The Cycleway is hardly used...' or something along those lines. makes me laugh. I live on Bourke street and cycle…"
"Haven't found the original surface of the Bourke Street cycleway that much of an issue really, and some points I get up to 30 km/h, although only in the few sections I have had no issues. The naked intersection aprons and most other spots are…"
"Bourke St., College St., but also Kent St. cycleways are rougher than the adjacent roadway. It's the norm. I've always reasoned to myself that the people doing these cycle paths reckon on the average rider having the benefit of fat tyres,…"
""wheeled recreational devices" i.e. skateboards are allowed on the paths...
If the surface is potentially going to cause safety concerns - i.e. reduce stopping distances, allow pooling of water & other hazardous substances, if you…"
"Yes - 10kph is about what you'll need to travel - all those raised intersections are naked streets - first into them gets priority. Although the green bike lane going over Devonshire Street bikes and pedestrians have right of way (they do have…"
"I love the bike paths too but I came as close to dying a couple of weeks ago on the Bourke St path than ever in my life. I was cruising along at 20Kph or so when a truck pulled out of a side street onto the path. I heard the engine before I saw the…"
"No point having a fast smooth cycleway on Bourke because you have to keep hurtling to a halt because of the frigging light changes. You get like three seconds to cross so if you're not waiting at the light you miss it. Or I do. Going uphill."
"@PeteFine - LOL - yes mate I remember the rolling and hammering too. Especially near the cleveland pub.
@Kylie - I almost did mech eng' myself before....... being persuaded to do something else. I watched a doco on the German Autobahn…"
""not in my back yard"
For the record I was surprised by Ferdi's reply too; I saw your approach as a positive one towards the cycleways, just commenting on a certain aspect.
As a mech eng who has recently spent 6…"
"whoa. Bit of an axe to grind there @Ferdinand. No need to get personal mate. just pointing out, as have others, that from a layman's perspective the path doesn't really seem very........ flat. Not sure I agree about the machines…"
"They certainly rolled it, and hammered it, and rolled it, and hammered it, and roller hammered it, again, and again, and then again. At least they did outside my house on Bourke Street. Making the 5 metres on my frontage vibrated me…"
"There are lots of factors that can cause uneven pavement, such as:
- bitumen ratio, and additives in the mix,
- ground temperature when paving,
- air temperature when paving,
- width of access when paving - this will determine the machine they use…"