Mobile VMS trailer dangerous for cyclists

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 10:06, Sun 12 April 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 53 sec later.

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Sign on mobile VMS trailer overhangs the westbound cycle lane on Main Rd approaching Cliff St in Moncks Bay. Although there are cones alongside the trailer, the sign board extends past them at head height. With the corner of the sign painted black, it would be hard to see at dusk or night time, and would smack an unwary mountain biker in the middle of their face (the lower riding position on a road bike means roadies will just lose the top of their helmet). Why didn’t City Care place the cones around the edge of the sign, rather than just the trailer? Of course, this would then obstruct the cycle lane, so maybe City Care should have parked the trailer with its left side wheel on the footpath (making sure it didn’t then present a danger to pedestrians!).

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