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The use and abuse of bike boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah B. Apr 2, 2012. 8 Replies

Apologies in advance for making my first post a whinge, but I have to get this off my chest.There's a bike box in the right hand lane on the corner of Swanston and Elgin St near Melbourne Uni.…Continue

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Sarah B. replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"You are actually in the right, Eric. I know this intersection well. The left lane is a left turn only lane for cars, so to me good bike etiquette says keep out of the left lane. The right lane is a regular lane, cars can go straight or turn right…"
Apr 2, 2012
Spike Hair replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"It might be ok to split the lane though. Stay within the right lane passing vehicles on their left without crossing the solid lane marking line.Maybe not practical in most cases, but theoretically possible."
Mar 13, 2012
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Adrian Tritschler replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"In my experience nearly every bike box in Melbourne is a waste of paint.  I've rarely arrived at an intersection that has one that has not got a motorist parked over them, or that has one drive into it behind or around a bike.  Good…"
Mar 13, 2012
Eric Ireland replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"Fair enough, in future I won't use the bike box except when I'm the first to arrive at the intersection. In that case, the bike box seems redundant, though."
Mar 13, 2012
Spike Hair replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"If you reverse two clicks along that Google Streetview you can clearly see a left arrow on the left lane of the road and a sign on the roadside pole "Left lane must turn left". It may also be illegal to cross solid lane marking lines…"
Mar 13, 2012
Jack replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"Looking at the intersection I can how understand your problem. It is a tough intersection to control. By the look of it there are left and right turn arrows making it difficult if a bike wants to go straight ahead. In my opinion there should be a…"
Mar 13, 2012
Eric Ireland replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"I was going straight ahead, and he was turning right."
Mar 12, 2012
Jack replied to Eric Ireland's discussion The use and abuse of bike boxes
"You should have right of way, they are designed to release the cyclists first. Were you turning right, that may have got the motorist angry as he was probably going straight ahead. "
Mar 12, 2012
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The use and abuse of bike boxes

Apologies in advance for making my first post a whinge, but I have to get this off my chest.There's a bike box in the right hand lane on the corner of Swanston and Elgin St near Melbourne Uni.…See More
Mar 12, 2012
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February 17, 2012 to March 17, 2012
Bikefest is produced by The Squeaky Wheel, a grass roots producing and advocacy initiative devoted to taking the sport out of transport.Our vision is for bike riding to be a mainstream transport choice in Australian culture, and our mission is to promote bike riding as inclusive and delightful through cultural engagement.We present an annual festival (Bikefest), a bicycle valet parking service (Roll Up Bicycle…See More
Feb 15, 2012
Geoff Rehmet replied to Eric Ireland's discussion Migrants, refugees scared to ride - research from Victoria Uni
"On the other hand, South African immigrants marvel at how safe Australian roads are and how courteous Australian drivers are... ;-)"
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, Recreational, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport), Whatever
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Thornbury
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
One aluminium hybrid bike.
What is the best thing about riding?
It's cheap and convenient.

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