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Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ferdinand Artichoke Oct 11, 2011. 18 Replies

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

 

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MarkB replied to Rob Berry's discussion Bourke Road Independent Review
"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…"
Apr 19, 2012
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MarkB replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion Anyone lose an Abus Granit X D-lock on the Bourke St cycleway last weekend weekend?
"Just to add to this - It was found near the Cleveland Pub lying on the grass next to the bicycle path."
Apr 18, 2012
Andrew K replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"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…"
Oct 10, 2011
Struggler replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"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,…"
Oct 7, 2011
Nate replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
""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…"
Oct 7, 2011
Llewster replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"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…"
Oct 7, 2011
Beck replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"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."
Oct 7, 2011
MarkB replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"@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…"
Oct 6, 2011
Paul Jackson replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"Hopefully they will focus on completing the network first, And then fix up all the (relatively) minor issues after that."
Oct 6, 2011
MarkB replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"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…"
Oct 6, 2011
PeteFine replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"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…"
Oct 6, 2011
timothy.clifford replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"You should try College St."
Oct 6, 2011
Llewster replied to MarkB's discussion Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way
"Mark - yep ive mentioned the ripple section between Boronia and Telopea as soon as it was made to Sydney Cycleways people - they did say they would look into it. Other sections are very nice and smooth - going up to Foveaux really is beautiful to…"
Oct 6, 2011
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Bourke Street Cycle'wobbly'way

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 job the contractors did. Now don't get me wrong this isn't a whinge just an observation. Have any of you managed to clip along at say 25KPH +? (yes probs too fast for this commuter system)If you do you will notice the very uneven surface. I don't think they bothered with the 'big roller machine' or…See More
Oct 6, 2011
MarkB replied to DamianM's discussion 2010 Magpie Watch
"Yes the Ryrie street 'pie must be the same one as last year. You can see on the map that there were a few hits there in 2010. Looks like he's at it again in 2011. I ride passed Ryrie street on Epping Road and then turn right on Wicks down…"
Sep 27, 2011

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