Cycle lane blockages

Reported in the Other category by Geoffrey Mentink at 12:07, Tue 20 October 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 3 hours later.

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I have recently written to The Press about this issue, no Council response was posted so I am going through the direct route. An ongoing problem in Christchurch is roading contractors placing temporary road signs in the cycle lanes when there are obvious alternatives that cause no obstruction. This is probably a mixture of apathy, ignorance and laziness. What I wrote to Thre Press - "I usually cycle to work and road cones and signs are the things I have to dodge along the way and if there is no alternative to placing them on the road, I can accept that. But I was extremely irritated to see Fulton Hogan had placed signs on Centaurus road in the cycle lane, and placed blanking covers on them prior to the weekend. These signs were not required until the next week, they were placed right on a corner with an adjacent intersection and there was ample room to place them on the side of the road - out of the cycle lane (where they ended up). But it is not just Fulton Hogan, 500 metres down the road it McConnell Dowell did the same thing and blocked the bus stop and again Men at Work on Wilsons road were at it too (no working men to be seen). Now if I parked my car in these lanes I could rightly expect a ticket, why is the council not fining these companies and taking away their signs?" Damn, I can only upload one photo! Needless to say that I have moved the offending signs to suitable positions. What are the council going to do about policing this issue, If I have to keep doing it I am going to get mad.

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