Tag Archives: Compliance

golf cart in middle of shared path

Pedestrian space is for Pedestrians

Shared space has been somewhat of a catch all for lumping together different transport modes with pedestrians, but Melbourne takes it a step further with uncontrolled use of golf carts within the city. Continue reading Pedestrian space is for Pedestrians

bicycle symbol painted on green bicycle lane

Providing space is not making space

Ignoring all the inadequacies of cycling infrastructure around Melbourne even that which is placed thoughtfully and built to the minimum standards (no surprises but this example doesn’t) it still fails to provide an environment that will encourage more people to use them. Continue reading Providing space is not making space

swept path of design vehicle through intersection

Cutting an intersection apart

How much can infrastructure influence peoples behaviour on the streets? Here we can look at the intersection of Foundry Way; a short lane way linking an arterial road and the quiet dead end South Wharf Drive. Notably it has a bicycle route running across the junction top to bottom as seen here, connecting to the shared path heading off the top of the view. Continue reading Cutting an intersection apart

Volvol car dealership at Port Melbourne

Volvo Culture

There are inconsiderate drivers abound, but when they reinforce each others behaviour its time to take a stand. It begins with a close pass of the typical variety. Continue reading Volvo Culture

bicycle lane ends merging into traffic lane

A matter of Perspective

Bad infrastructure is easy to see when you are looking for it, but looking at the same road from different lanes can provide a radically different perspective. But we’ll start with the problem where bad infrastructure also requires bad driving. Continue reading A matter of Perspective

car in the middle of an intersection showing a green pedestrian crossing signal

Suppressing Pedestrians

Signalised crossings are already the motor centric solution to interactions with pedestrians, but even with this inherent advantage motorists will push for more. Continue reading Suppressing Pedestrians

car double parked with hazards lights on

Tow Away

Double parked cars are unusual enough, but this effort across two lanes rates a special mention. So why is the driver needing to block lanes? Continue reading Tow Away

protruding bull bar on raised four wheel drive

The Bull Bar

An icon of rural vehicles, the bull bar is a accessory fitted to vehicles to minimise the damage in collisions. The typical justification for fitting is the high rates of collisions with wild animals on rural roads, but do the figures add up? Continue reading The Bull Bar

car driving toward cyclist

Police Prejudice

Internationally there are many examples of the inherent biases present within Police forces, so how does Victoria Police deal with a reported incident involving a cyclist? Continue reading Police Prejudice

break in continuous lane lines to show place to cross

Follow Through

A bicycle lane of adequate width and clearances is wide enough for a car to travel along, just as a typical 2 lane road is wide enough to fit 3 or 4 vehicles side by side. But selfish drivers only see space they could be using. Continue reading Follow Through