Cycling in Melbourne Australia
The separator increased the average distance of motor vehicles from the kerb by around 20 mm.
Other types of vertical separator may be preferable to the treatment used in the trial. See Figure 19 for a close-up view of the separator used in this trial. It is recommended that further research be undertaken to evaluate alternative cross sections that do not have the short vertical face and are narrower.
‘Invisible infrastructure’ is a term created to describe all those sustainable transport policies, practices and physical measures which contribute to a cyclefriendly environment but which are not cycle-specific in their execution. It is suggested that if all of these elements were to be introduced successfully it is in theory possible for a highway authority to achieve all of its cycling objectives without the need for cycle-specific measures, i.e. visible infrastructure, other than signing and trip-end facilities.