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#61 Veladare

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:16 PM

I think if you divided how many cars go down one lane of Nelson St, guesstimate how a many cars have to go around the other way cause they cant turn left into Cook st and then half the number of bike movements, as Nelson St is one way for cars only, you will find what is 10000 times more efficient...thought lets make it 9000 times just to keep it friendly!

 

Ignoring the amount of time lost sitting on the offramps because a lane was removed of course.

 

 

And ignoring the removal of free turns and the fact that the owners of buildings suce as the Nova Models now have a bike lane on the footpath 6 inches from their doorstep, and the fact NOONE uses the bike lane there, you might find they are doing a stand up job on linking the cycle paths and not impacting normal traffic flows with scant regard to keeping the city moving.

 

I could go on and on and on.

 

7 sets of traffic lights have gone up within 2km of my house in the last 3 years, 7. Traffic is worse not better, but there are few more houses in my area...the traffic is made worse by incredibly poor design and needless traffic management systems.

 

Im not against cycle ways at all, in fact I support them, my wife rides a cargo bike with 2 kids on the back to and from school and work everyday. But I am opposed to sh*t designed ones, pushed through against local communities wishes and ignoring locals well thought local opinions of what will work.

 

Thats what I oppose.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:09 AM

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#64 Maté

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:15 AM

this is about the future not the past


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#65 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

Like it or not, both reality and the laws of the land very clearly dictate roads are a necessity, cycle lanes aren't.

 

That will not change for a very long time.

 

 


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#66 muzled

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 04:59 PM

Like it or not, both reality and the laws of the land very clearly dictate roads are a necessity, cycle lanes aren't.

 

That will not change for a very long time.

 

Indeed, but as long as there are some alternatives to parking on the m.ways twice daily that's fine by everyone that rides a bike.


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#67 Priscilla II

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:56 PM

The 'Drive like a Asian' slur is wrong, their driving is good.
Yeah right tell that to the Asian goober who scythed unannounced across two lanes in front of me on the motorway at 100kph.
Since my recent conversion to cycling I have found freshly imported Metro bus drivers to rank as the worst offenders.
The other downside to cycling is I now have to browse bike porn along with boat porn.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:47 PM

I mountain bike, but occasionally ride some the central city cycle ways in the weekends.  They are okay, but nothing like what I have ridden overseas.  I don't have anything against cycle ways, but I do have issues with the designs and locations they are being placed in NZ.

 

A few examples.  The cycle lanes on Carlton Gore Rd.  One each side of the road, took away a heap of parking. They could have been run down the edge of the domain, a nicer ride, safer and less road impact.

 

New cycle lanes on Franklin Road.  Again one on each side of the road, cycle lanes out near the edge of the road, parking reduced, footpath is big.  People are walking on the cycle lanes as they feel natural next to the road, they make crossing into side streets very dangerous I believe.  It is not clear who gives way, the roundabout is great, but there are some many lanes to look at, ped crossing, cycle crossing etc.

 

Richmond Rd.  Could they have designed a more complicated setup if they tried!  They now are planning to "fix" it.

 

I have cycled 100's of km overseas on shared pathways with huge usage, enough that they look like motorways in the peak times.  We seem fixated with separated paths, that affect as many businesses etc as possible.


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