Re: Bike lanes and twat

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Yuri Budilov, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Yuri Budilov

    Yuri Budilov Guest

    There goes that logic again.
    > Explain to me how you are doing me a favour by riding in the middle of the
    > road at 20km/h effectively cutting off an entire lane to the rest of use
    > who have paid to use it?


    You have just described Melbourne tram. Relatively speaking trams cause far
    more congestion on Melbourne roads (think Burke Road, Toorak Road,
    Glenhuntly Road, Hawthorn Road, Chapel street etc) than the odd cyclists. In
    Europe they have electric trolley-busses that pull over like a bus - a much
    better idea on shared roads. Add tram lines impact on road safety (motor
    cycles and cars are also affected). Add tram line maintenance costs and
    specialist personnel required to maintain trams and drive them.

    And the only reason a cyclist might block a moving car is because the left
    most lane is already blocked by a parked car. I can use an argument that
    roads are built for going, not for parking. Clear the roads from stationary
    objects and you have a much smoother, fairer traffic system for all. When I
    lived in USA on East coast I noticed that most roads with one or two lanes
    there do not allow kerb side parking, period. Fix the road parking problem
    and we all can share the roads better.
     
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  2. Uncle Bully

    Uncle Bully Guest

    > And the only reason a cyclist might block a moving car is because the left
    > most lane is already blocked by a parked car. I can use an argument that
    > roads are built for going, not for parking. Clear the roads from
    > stationary objects and you have a much smoother, fairer traffic system for
    > all.



    Not where I live. We have clearways the whole way to the city during
    rushour. But one solitary cyclist can effectively cuts three lanes down to
    two because no-one can get around them.
     
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