Monday, 20 September 2010
Joining the dots
Some lines painted on the road. As we all know they have magical qualities and act like invisible forcefields to stop cars and trucks driving into them. No wonder so many people, young and old, use them. Drive along Anzac Highway or Marion Road to see whole families travelling together or have a look at the "bike lanes" under the Gallipoli Underpass on South Road to see all of the children riding their bikes to school.
Another fine example of a lengthy piece of quality infrastructure.
But hello, what's this?
This is unusual for Adelaide. A bike lane suddenly coming to an end for no apparent reason?
You might think that this is only half finished and that soon the kerb will be altered to make a proper separated junction there. I bet you a puncture repair kit it doesn't happen though. As usual, the bike rider is directed into the gutter while cars will continue to turn left and ignore them. Watch how nobody uses it and, quite understandably, will move to the centre of the road as they do now before turning left.
I sometimes understand exactly how the guy from Waltham Forest feels.