Stephenson Street is in Cremorne, and was identified in the most recent Local Area Traffic Management plan as a cyclist priority route.


The problem is that parked cars reduce the usable width of the street, resulting in insufficient space for people driving to safely pass people who are cycling.

Image credit: Google Street View

Also, the footpath from the underpass just disappears.

Image credit: Google Street View


The solution is to remove car parking and mark bicycle lanes on each side of the street. If parking has to be retained for now, then the bicycle lanes should retain their full width while the vehicle lane narrows, clearly indicating to people driving that they should only overtake people cycling when it’s safe to do so.

Credit: Photo by ROB ENGELAAR/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9766374a). Unusual arrangement of traffic lanes in Meerssen, Netherlands – 20 Jul 2018.

At the underpass, paint should be used to create a “bump-out” where people walking from the underpass footpath can stand to see around the blind corner, before crossing the street.


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