Sick of bike routes that don’t connect up? Inconsistent treatments for bike lanes and intersections? Bike lanes that disappear unexpectedly leaving you stranded and vulnerable? A lack of maps and signs?
This is the Nicholson/Victoria St intersection.
Canning Street, Napier Street, and Albert Street are well frequented and relatively safe bike routes. But when cyclists get to this intersection they are left stranded. Cyclists travelling along the Albert Street lane are similarly abandoned when it ends prematurely. Similarly, the ‘bike lane’ on Spring Street disappears at several points.
We’re asking the state government work with local governments to lead the coordination of a network of safe bike routes that connect up, with no gaps.
If you have any other examples of routes that don’t connect up, please tweet them to us @bikemelbourne.