Cycling is about "Safe exercise" and "Safe low-emission travel" The Health and Fitness objective is UNDERMINED if the means of exercise is UNSAFE! This blog STRONGLY OPPOSES certain reforms VicRoads is currently considering: “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 teenagers to ride on footpaths"(Herald Sun)PDowe
Friday, June 13, 2014
Trains Trams Public Transport Melbourne. Punctuality Penalties Incentive to Skip Stations and Short, Ineffective Routes The Age 11.6.14 Community Safety
Asking wrong question
Much of our irritation with public transport comes from the counterproductive metrics driving services.
When people are surveyed naturally they respond that they would like punctual transport.
But by attaching this metric to remuneration we get station skipping and short, ineffective routes such as the vast numbers of empty, stationary and unproductive trams shunting at the top of Swanston Street.
The driving metric for reward should be the number of kilometres per passenger per hour.
If this were adopted we would see a very rapid rescheduling to use the networks and rolling stock to maximum efficiency.
Matthew Digby, North Carlton The Age June 10th 2014