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Redesigned cycling path - South Wharf / Melbourne Convention Centre

Started this discussion. Last reply by AlexZ Sep 15. 2 Replies

Hi,For those that commute or ride into the city west along Southbank past the Melbourne Convention Centre you've probably noticed that the previously separated paths for cyclists and pedestrians have…Continue

 

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AlexZ replied to Martin B's discussion Redesigned cycling path - South Wharf / Melbourne Convention Centre
"I must admit that I am completely flumoxed by the new 'system'. Previously, if a pedestrian strayed into the bike section, it was an obvious and manageable risk. Now, regardless of which 'lane' you are in, there are pedestrians…"
Sep 15
Sean Car replied to Martin B's discussion Redesigned cycling path - South Wharf / Melbourne Convention Centre
"Hi Martin, My name is Sean I am the editor at Southbank Local News. I agree with you. The new path has certainly been creating a great deal of confusion since it was put in. I am interested in running something on this in our next edition. Would you…"
Aug 29
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Redesigned cycling path - South Wharf / Melbourne Convention Centre

Hi,For those that commute or ride into the city west along Southbank past the Melbourne Convention Centre you've probably noticed that the previously separated paths for cyclists and pedestrians have been done away with and 2 shared use lanes created travelling in opposite directions.Whilst I'm sure that this has been done with the right intent there are 2 issues with the new path that warrant a reconsideration of the thinking:There is a metal grate at the apex of the bend adjacent to Polly…See More
Aug 28
Martin B replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Examples of bad cycling infrastructure, got any?
"I commute from the south eastern suburbs to the CBD in Melbourne via the Anniversaly Trail, Gardiner's Creek Trail, and Main Yarra Trail, my 2 cents on "poor infrastructure": Gardiner's Creek Trail underpass beneath Toorak Rd is…"
Aug 5, 2013
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Jan 7, 2013
John Johnston left a comment for Martin B
"Hey Martin Good to hear from you ! 26th weekend I will be away but lets try meet up regardless and swop stories About Rsa Cheers John"
Jan 7, 2013
Martin B left a comment for John Johnston
"Hi John, apologies for the delay, caught up in the festive season! Just about to head off on a break for a couple of weeks, how about a morning ride on either Saturday the 26th or Sunday the 27th Jan? I'm in Camberwell ... looks like…"
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"Hi Martin, call me so we can organise a ride sometime 0424 044 894 John"
Jan 3, 2013
Martin B commented on John Johnston's group South African cyclists in Melbourne
"Hi John, I'm from Joburg, have been out of SA since the late 90's. I head down to Beach Rd sometimes, would enjoy a "when we" chat over a ride. Thoughts on a date for a ride? Cheers, Martin"
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Martin B replied to Rohan Harrison's discussion Cycling as Abject Terror
"Hey Rohan, Like Chris I go out of my way to avoid busy roads, where this isn't possible I stick to a few rules regardless of the reaction it  invokes in our metal and plastic clad friends. Although they may seem obvious they work for…"
May 2, 2012
Martin B replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"Hi Simon, Welcome to my world! I'm a regular rider and have experienced broken spokes, and wheel rims, on road, mountain and commuter bikes. I attribute this to weighing 110kgs. With the exception of 1 broken spoke on a front wheel, all of the…"
Mar 1, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Canterbury
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Cannondale Bad Boy Disc
Fuji Roubaix Pro
Malvern Star
GT Avalanche 1.0
What is the best thing about riding?
No traffic jams, getting caught in the rain, riding in Melbourne

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At 7:03pm on January 7, 2013, John Johnston said…
Hey Martin

Good to hear from you !
26th weekend I will be away but lets try meet up regardless and swop stories
About Rsa

Cheers

John
At 6:51am on January 3, 2013, John Johnston said…
Hi Martin, call me so we can organise a ride sometime
0424 044 894
John
 
 
 

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