You may recall an earlier post introducing a trial of cycle lane separators to be installed at a couple of Christchurch locations. Well those trials have been going for a couple of months now and, as well as collecting videoed observation data, the study team would like to hear some feedback from actual users of these facilities.
UPDATE: Results of Trials now presented (April ’13)
To recap, two sites have been trialled:
- Kotare St, near Clyde Rd in Ilam, where motorists often cut the corner of a fairly tight lefthand corner. Small raised “rumble” separators were placed around the inside cycle lane, and then a vertical post was also added later.
- Strickland St, at Brougham St in Sydenham, where left-turning motorists often squeeze into a cycle lane before turning at the traffic lights. Again, small raised separators were placed there first and just this week some vertical posts have also been added.
ViaStrada are now undertaking a survey seeking feedback from those who have used the new facilities. If you have experienced either or both of these sites, please take the time to provide some feedback (you’re welcome to also comment here, but please complete the survey too!). You can undertake the online survey via their webpage – feel free to pass it on to anyone else who might be interested.
Remember that these are just trials of a particular treatment at a particular location. It doesn’t imply that these will be the only type of treatment used in Christchurch, especially for new cycle facilities.
What do you think? Do the separators help improve driver behaviour? Do they add to your riding comfort?