A Head Start.



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Theo Bekkers

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From the Dept for Planning Website of WA

Advanced Stop Lines for Cyclists at Traffic Signals
Advanced Stop Lines (ASL) are the latest development for making our
roads safer for cyclists and encouraging cycling as a mainstream form
of transport. ASL enable cyclists to wait in a dedicated area, at the
front of the queue at traffic signals and provide them with a head
start from motorists. ASL are at the intersection of Clayton and Lloyd
Streets Midland and Helena Street Midland. ASL are planned for West
Coast Highway at Brighton Road, Hale Road, The Boulevard and Oceanic
Drive (to be implemented during the 2003-2004 financial year).

That pretty much condones cyclists getting to the front at traffic
lights.

Theo
 
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Tim Jones

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"Theo Bekkers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> From the Dept for Planning Website of WA
>
> Advanced Stop Lines for Cyclists at Traffic Signals
> Advanced Stop Lines (ASL) are the latest development for making our
> roads safer for cyclists and encouraging cycling as a mainstream form
> of transport. ASL enable cyclists to wait in a dedicated area, at the
> front of the queue at traffic signals and provide them with a head
> start from motorists. ASL are at the intersection of Clayton and Lloyd
> Streets Midland and Helena Street Midland. ASL are planned for West
> Coast Highway at Brighton Road, Hale Road, The Boulevard and Oceanic
> Drive (to be implemented during the 2003-2004 financial year).
>
> That pretty much condones cyclists getting to the front at traffic
> lights.
>


Yes - these have been in place on some Melbourne roads for some time now.

Although they are often taken up by cars that have gone too far forward.

They are usually in place in the left hand lane of four lane bidirectional
roads.

Cheers,

Tim
 
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Jorgen

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"Tim Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Yes - these have been in place on some Melbourne roads for some time now.
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> Although they are often taken up by cars that have gone too far forward.


Which is easily countered by going ahead of them again, pointing angrily
down to the square they occupied clearly saying "bicycle".

Which is what I do anyway...

I don't need to have it painted on the road to do it. It works even better
on my motorbike, as I then don't get passed by the cars again...

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Spider1977

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Sounds like a good idea. However, there are some mad motorists aka as
hoons, rev heads etc. who would use it as incentive to see if they can
beat the cyclists off the start and even do a LH turn in front of them.

As the famous saying goes "You mark my words"



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