two signs, one prohibiting cycling, the other warning about trucks

Inconsistent Risk

Train platforms are not a typical location for shared traffic zones but in a spectacular display of inconsistency such a designation has been applied at Toorak Station. Likely in support of the adjacent building works pedestrians are warned they are sharing the space with trucks.

shared space sign on railway station overpass

Departing the train and arriving at the railway overpass this small sign (approximating the actual regulatory sign) informs users that they are entering an area shared with traffic and that traffic shall give way to them. Much of the pedestrian infrastructure is built to accommodate vehicle traffic during construction and maintenance but here it is opened for routine use. This is a particularly interesting application of risk management when considering the sign adjacent to it.

two signs, one prohibiting cycling, the other warning about trucks

An area which is not suitable to be shared with bicycles is now open for traffic, while the prohibition on bicycles and wheeled recreational vehicles remains. For bonus disaster the shared zone signs erected fail to meet the legislated requirements by not being in the correct positions, and not marking all entrances and exits.

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