Tag Archives: Cycling

cyclists queuing on the road at an intersection

On the way to Upgrades

Swan St bridge is currently undergoing refurbishment with significant closures for cyclists and pedestrians, ahead of new expansive shared paths being installed across it as part of other works. The busy shared paths each side of the Yarra river which pass underneath are completely closed off during the works as they will be upgraded too, but whats in place while they’re out of action? Continue reading On the way to Upgrades

truck straddling middle of road

Nearside, the danger zone

Heavy vehicles have an awful safety record for their impact on other road users, through a combination of limited visibility and manoeuvrability along with their robust construction and weight even with their professional drivers taking the utmost care they still represent an inflated risk to other road users. But with the large majority of crashes involving heavy vehicles not the fault of its driver we have to look at how other drivers behave around them. Continue reading Nearside, the danger zone

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