This came into my inbox today so I thought I’d share, in case you haven’t seen it …
Auckland Transport (AT) is trialling new ways to keep cyclists safe on our roads.
AT has installed new cycle safety measures at two locations in Auckland’s west. The innovative safety measures are a first for New Zealand.
On Clark Street, New Lynn the measures consist of raised lane markings and flexible bollards which clearly mark the edges of the cycle lane. The aim is to keep vehicles out of the cycle lane and protect cyclists along this busy arterial route.
The raised cycle lane delineators have a curved cross-section and stand about 25mm above the road surface. The curve is safe for cyclists but causes a judder-type effect for motorists. They have been laid for a length of 60 metres along Clark Street, finishing at the cycle stop box at the Clark St/Rankin Ave intersection, where a row of six flexible bollards provide a physical safety barrier for stationery bikes.
And in more good news for cyclists, the cycle lanes in Triangle Road, Massey have been upgraded to stop motorists blocking them. The cycle lane is now divided off by solid rubber kerbs and flexible bollards. Auckland Transport also did some road widening and relocated some car parks.
Road safety engineers from Auckland Transport say the safety measures work well and they are keen to introduce them at other locations in Auckland. This is subject to final approval from NZTA.
There has been a bit of chat about Triangle Road on this website in recent times so … what do we think of the improvements … good? bad?
The pics came with the email from AT: top one is Clarke Street sporting some flexible bollards and some natty yellow bumps, and the bottom one is Triangle Road sporting some raised lane markings. Preferences anyone?