Temporary traffic management dangerous for cyclists

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 03:39, Wed 24 June 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 12 sec later.

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Temporary traffic management for work on Linwood Ave between Aldwins Rd & Hereford St forces cyclists out of the westbound (towards city) cycle lane without any advance warning for cyclists or drivers. To make matters worse, one general traffic lane is also closed, forcing cyclists across one lane and into the second, at the same time as motorists are trying to merge into that single lane, and all within a 50kph area (no Temporary Speed Limit needed apparently!). It is odd that there is no warning of the cycle lane closure, as Men At Work have heaps of other signs at the site (gated “Roadworks” signs, gated “Left Lane Closed” signs, three “Keep Right” arrow signs and a temporary bus stop sign). So either they have run out of “Extreme Care Cyclists Merging” signs or don’t consider them necessary.

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