Thursday, 6 October 2011

How to mark a roundabout properly

This photograph is not taken here in Toowoomba but it could have been, if TRC was interested in doing a good design job for new cycling infrastructure.

Instead of putting a single BAZ sign in the gutter, as can be found on most of the roundabouts here, or marking a bike lane around the roundabout, as at the new one on Drayton Road, leaving the cyclist vulnerable to cars on their right hand side as they cycle around the roundabout, the designers of this roundabout understand how a bicycle moves and where and how the rider has to position themselves for a safe entry and exit from a potentially very dangerous situation.

TRC can learn how to design good cycling facilities, if they understand the need for good design and the dangers of poor design.