Temporary traffic management very dangerous for cyclists

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 01:08, Thu 7 May 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 12 sec later.

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The eastbound cycle lane on Humphreys Dr between Linwood Ave & Ferry Rd has been coned off by City Care. The only advance warning sign is a Roadworks sign with a Shoulder Closed supplementary plate – which is clearly wrong as there is a cycle symbol painted in the cycle lane 5m past this sign, and another cycle symbol immediately before the first cone blocking the cycle lane. Consequently there is no advance warning that the cycle lane is closed, or that cyclists will be forced into the same lane as cars & trucks travelling at over 70kph. This section of Humphreys Dr has a 70kph speed limit, has a lane width less than 4m and the cycle lane was coned off for over 200m round a curve – yet for some reason City Care didn’t see any need to follow CCC’s own requirements for accommodating cyclists on a work site (http://tmpforchch.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Cycle-Booklet-Finall-Small.pdf) or the national standards in the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management.

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