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Cycle-way being used by motorists

Reported in the Other category by Alan England at 12:42, Thu 16 December 2010

Sent to Auckland Council 5 min later.

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There is a cycle-way the entire length of Triangle Road in both directions. In the mornings, there is a large number of motorists waiting to turn left onto Lincoln Road. Cars pull to the left of the road to form a queue, ignoring the cycleway, and leaving no space at all for cyclists. Cyclists are then forced to the right hand side of the lane, to very slowly overtake all the waiting cars. This is probably the most dangerous place for a cyclist to be. I see one solution could be to add reflective lane marking stakes near the intersection, thus preventing cars from using the cycleway. (Similar to the lane markers at the Gillies Ave on ramp). It is my opinion that there are very few cycle ways in Auckland, and the ones we have should be there to make cycling safer, not to provide an extra lane for motorists.

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No progress here.. But on the same cycle way, something else puzzles me. The West end of the Triangle Rd cycle way has double yellow no stopping lines painted at the curb to prevent parking in the cycle lane. It is fantastic! You get a safer ride than riding if there was parked cars and no cycle way. However, at the East end of Triangle Rd it is solid white lines in the cycle way, giving cars the priority to park in the cycle lane, over cyclists cycling in the cycle way. This seems like a mistake. Why would you paint a cycle-way on the road, and then invite cars to park in it? Seems odd. Lets make these solid white lines yellow no stopping lines!
Here is a youtube of the problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrrqWUs8crE&feature=player_embedded You can see how DANGEROUS this is. I certainly wouldn't want my 5 year old riding up here between the cars. The idea of cycle lanes is to make it SAFER! NOT to provide another lane for car users! Where did these people learn to drive?
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