Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cycling Shared Paths 300+ Speeding Cyclists Clocked with Speed Gun. Near Miss Pedestrians Southgate/ Southbank Melbourne Herald Sun Rule of Law Due Process Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Respect of One Person for Another


VicRoads is currently considering:


"under one suggested reform, 

cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. 

And the same could also APPLY at pedestrian lights."   

Also

"PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;"



"ALLOWING all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."

Herald Sun 12.9.14





"A Sunday Herald Sun survey found all but one cyclist breaking the speed limit at Southbank, narrowly missing walkers on the promenade."

"One cyclist, clocked at 30km/h in a 10km/h zone, abused people in his way."

"And in morning peak hour, 

more than 300 law-breaking cyclists were clocked with a radar speed gun

at Southbank, in the Bourke St mall and on the bike path at St Kilda."

"Most were speeding at 18-20km/h, but many were clocked at more."

"Bicycle Victoria said the situation was similar on the St Kilda foreshore path used by 8000 cyclists each weekend."


Fears as bikes put walkers in danger

HUNDREDS of cyclists speeding at up to three times the legal limit are putting pedestrians at risk in Melbourne.
Sunday Herald Sun survey found all but one cyclist breaking the speed limit at Southbank, narrowly missing walkers on the promenade.
One cyclist, clocked at 30km/h in a 10km/h zone, abused people in his way. And in morning peak hour, more than 300 law-breaking cyclists were clocked with a radar speed gun at Southbank, in the Bourke St mall and on the bike path at St Kilda.
Most were speeding at 18-20km/h, but many were clocked at more.
Near the Southbank footbridge, cyclists weaved around pedestrians and joggers.
Bicycle Victoria said the situation was similar on the St Kilda foreshore path used by 8000 cyclists each weekend.
Pedestrian James Gould died after being knocked down by a cyclist in a bayside race known as the Hell Ride.
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Melbourne City Council planning chairwoman, Catherine Ng, feared a person could be killed at Southbank.
Many pedestrians said they were frightened by the speed of cyclists.
Julie Davison, the director of stockbroking at Bell Potter Securities, said she was knocked over by a cyclist at Southbank this year.
The Sunday Herald Sun survey found 162 cyclists riding at 16-20km/h, 90 at 11-15km/h, 65 at 21-25km/h and 12 between 26 and 30km/h.
The cyclists' speeds were recorded by an Australasian Traffic Survey operator between 7.30am and 10.30am on Thursday.
Bicycle Victoria spokesman Mark Dixon said major bicycle routes fed into Southbank, making it very busy, but path improvements on the north bank next year should ease pressure.
Port Phillip Council would soon widen the St Kilda path, he said.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said Melbourne City Council had erected 10km/h signs at Southgate and police were negotiating with Crown to erect similar signs. They would then fine speeding cyclists.

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