Roadworks dangerous for cyclists

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Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 23:17, Mon 16 October 2017

Sent to Christchurch City Council 24 sec later.

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Cones from roadworks force westbound vehicles travelling across the bridge on Tennyson St into the on-road cycle lane (just before the start of the off-road cycle lane). There is no advance warning signs at all for road users travelling towards Colombo St, with the first TTM equipment encountered being the line of cones (actually, there are 4 sign bases (without signs attached) on the shoulder/verge starting on St Martins Rd & continuing on Tennyson St towards the site – the STMS present said there wasn’t any point putting advance warning or TSL signs up since the work wouldn’t take long …). With a slight bend in the road at the bridge, approaching drivers cannot see that they are directed into the cycle lane whilst travelling at 50kph. In the opposite direction, advance warning “Roadworks” & “Extreme Care Cyclists Merging” signs are in place, before cyclists are directed out of the coned off eastbound cycle lane & into the general traffic lane. With a straight approach from the west, there is good visibility of this for all road users. Seems strange that advance warning was not considered necessary for the more dangerous action of directing motorists down the cycle lane with very limited visibility …

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