Perhaps this should be called “pet peeve of the day”: At the moment, work is underway for the city-end section of the Heathcote Express cycleway along Ferry Rd. This is necessitating some traffic lane closures, including turning lanes into Ferry Rd. Now I get the need for that, but I do wonder about the implementation – here’s a typical example:
The problem is of course for someone cycling along here; whereas normally I might ride in the shoulder space just to the left of the through lanes, that option is removed by completely blocking the lefthand lane. What would it have taken to simply move the cones a metre or so to the left, thus creating a temporary shoulder?
Barbadoes St is now reopened again, but the same problem now applies to the leftmost lane along Fitzgerald Ave. It’s tricky enough to ride on busy roads like this, without completely taking away what little shoulder space used to exist. Simply shifting over the cones a little bit would still stop motorists from using the space for driving, while allowing a safer haven for cycling.
Have you encountered roadworks that leave no shoulder space for cycling?