Robert Doyle’s plan to ban bikes on three CBD streets has traction at heraldsun.com.au
AT least four times a week I cycle along St Kilda Rd, down Flinders St, and along Queen St to arrive at work in Latrobe St, and vice-versa. I have found it more dangerous riding up Swanston St due to pedestrians, police cars, delivery vans, taxis and trams, than any other street.
Garry IN German cities, they have proper allocated bike tracks on footpaths that really stand out. Cyclists are off the road and the walking public respectfully stay on footpaths. Robert Doyle is right about the need to get cyclists away from the more dangerous locations around the city.
Malcolm I LOVE how Doyle seems to think cyclists are sniffing the daffodils, or some such. Every time I am in the city, I have a commuting purpose, or a commercial one. If there is a separate bike lane, I will most certainly use it ... sometimes, I will have to use a normal traffic lane.
Patrick MIGHT want to move some of the hire bike racks if this comes in. Like, you know, the one at the top of Lonsdale St. I do think it’s an interesting idea that should be fleshed out, though.
Lee IT’S time there was some rational debate re bike access in the city. Walk down Southbank or any other supposed pedestrian/bike shared access and you’ll see who is aggressive, and it ain’t walkers.
Greg THE problem is we have drivers who have never ridden a bike and do not understand what to do around bikes.
Jeff RIDING in the city is plain stupid. I am a keen road racer and would not like to be caught in tram tracks.
Sharron I WAS at the vet last night after my dog was knocked over by a cyclist. They didn’t stop and there was no way to identify them. They need to be registered.
Katarina BIKE garages at the entrances to the city, so riders can then jump on a tram, make sense.
Jared CYCLISTS ignore most road rules so why would they observe these?
Michael THANK god someone is talking sense. Keep going, Mr Doyle.
Matt STOPPING cyclists on certain streets is crazy. They won’t take any notice.
Ray FOR riders entering the city around the Queensbridge railway underpass or the Exhibition St extension, riding along Flinders St is unavoidable and Exhibition St is no picnic either. Cyclists are road users and banning them serves little purpose.
James I WOULDN’T ride down King St. There are nice roads one block either way that are much safer.
Simon I THOUGHT for a minute he was proposing banning them, period, and I would have stayed home and celebrated with a drink or two (only joking, folks, don’t get your pedals in a twist). But this is the most practical proposal since the issue started.