Crossing Burwood Hwy near Deakin Uni. is a problem for all.
Why is Burwood Hwy – Elgar Rd intersection a barrier to both cyclists and pedestrians?
- Traffic islands are very small and do NOT allow several bikes to safely store. They do not co-accommodate other users (pedestrians, wheel chairs etc). Hence there is a high risk of users falling or projecting out onto roadway.
- Poor level of Service from Traffic Signals: Delays – crossing takes 2 to 3 cycles.
- The widths of the cross walks are substandard – being only 1.8 to 2.4m wide. They are less than the desirable 3.0m minimum width for a bicycle path.
- The cycle route through the intersection does NOT allow maneuvering for all
types of bikes eg tandems, tag – along bike, cargo bikes and recumbent bikes.