Temporary traffic management dangerous for cyclists

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 03:39, Thu 2 July 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 17 sec later.

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Temporary traffic management associated with repairs to a signal light post at the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Madras St is dangerous for cyclists. Heading eastbound, the nearside lane is coned off but not the cycle lane. However, staying in the cycle lane will take cyclists right through the worksite, assuming they don’t get caught on the loose cables stretched across the cycle lane. Or smacked in the face with a long-handled shovel. Or doored from either of the work vans. I observed one cyclist swerve out of the cycle lane, pass between the two work vans and shoot out into the adjacent traffic lane – thankfully without incident. Maybe the Fulton Hogan STMS standing around watching the work could explain why his site led cyclists “into direct conflict with the operation … (of) the worksite” He could also explain the “clear and positive guidance provided for road users (including cyclists) approaching (and) travelling through the worksite”.

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