Calling all Boroondara cyclists

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  1. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    The BBUG has recieved designs from Vicroads for comment/feedback. see letter (below)from Graeme Stone, President.
    If you have any comments email Graeme (or me) by COB Wed 2.2.05 (tommorrow)
    you can find our contact details at:
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bdarabug/pages/contact.htm

    Fellow Cyclists,
    A small group is meeting Wed to provide comments to VicRoads on draft
    consultant plans/PBN designs for bike treatments on Chandler, Tooronga,
    Riversdale Glenferrie. All solutions have bike storage boxes.

    1. Chandler - expensive project but should be effective; involves lot of
    linemarking changes to get a 1.5 m bike lane across from Princess St to the
    bridge - lane on both sides. Conflict areas marked in green pavement
    material. Off road path stays on eastern side. Looks good.

    2. Tooronga Rd similar to Auburn Rd. Lanes don't/ can't start until Hall
    St south of Toorak. Lanes 1.4m. appears only minor adjustments possible
    unless someone offer a solution from freeway overpass north to Hall St?

    3. Riversdale Rd from Burke Rd to Highfield Rd. Already marked with WKL
    west of Burke Rd. Will continue WKL to east. Appears straightforward - is
    scope to increase number of WKL symbols.

    4. Glenferrie - NEED OPINIONS ON THIS - Council agreed to shared path on west up to Callantina and Shared Bike Parking Lanes for rest. SBPL exists (but needs redoing) in Glenferrie shops section. This treatment works where there is sufficient car parking. Where there is less car parking, ie. in
    patches between Burwood Rd and Riversdale Rd, it might appear to some to be not a good use of space where there would be only one travel lane and an empty SBPL parking lane. (even though it is unlikely to change the actual road capacity of Glenferrie Rd in this section with either treatment).

    However if have WKL marked from Callantina to Burwood rd then some/lot of the symbols will be parked over and then not useful to cyclists or
    credible. (Power St is example of worst case).

    If you have any thoughts on any of the above please send to me to assist
    the group in preparing a comment to VicRoads.

    Regards,
    Graeme
     
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  2. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    Just got home from seeing the plans.

    All looks good!

    Wait until you see the Chandler. you wont recognise it!
     
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