‘Smart pavement’ cause of concern
SOCIAL media users were not impressed with engineering company Arup’s “smart pavements” concept to help make life easier for drivers and cyclists.
GLENN PIPER: So millions more wasted on useless technology and studies and roadworks etc, all for an arrogant minority who think they are indestructible.
There is absolutely no reason cyclists need to be riding side by side.
Literally give me just one legitimate reason they can’t ride single file and I might reconsider my opinion.
If they need to pass another slower cyclist, do whatever other vehicles on the roads do – check over your shoulder, move out when safe, overtake, then move back in.
Vehicle lanes have already been shrunk to the bare minimum to allow bicycle lanes without modifying the overall width of the road at all.
They have an entire dedicated lane to ride in.
Use it, stay in it, ride single file, and see how the public’s attitude changes to them.
TONY BULSTRODE: It doesn’t change the overall width of the road, car, truck or bus.
They use the same amount of real estate regardless of the lines and the cyclists won’t obey them anyway.
GARRY WHYLER: Single file and shouldn’t be allowed on the road before sunrise and after sunset, they are so hard to see especially with oncoming traffic with those bright lights blaring at you.