Sunday December 1 2013
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Where: The Brewery
When: 6/1/2013 7pm
Our meetings are generally pretty small so we’ve decided to make them a little more social too. Please feel free to join us. Contributions via email/facebook are also highly valued.
Dalrymple service Rd could potentially be used as a safe alternative to Dalrymple rd by cyclists but due to the poor intersection treatment and lack of priority for cyclists those that dare instead use the busier Dalrymple rd and those who don’t like to mix with traffic avoid it altogether and drive instead.
* Hugh st is a popular cycling route. Access to Dalrymple service Rd for cyclists would greatly improve the connectivity of cycling in Townsville. Improved access to and intersection treatment along the length of Dalrymple service rd would encourage cyclists off Dalrymple rd and empower less fearless cyclists to ride.
* Observing behaviour of cyclists on Super Tuesday bike count at the Dalryple/ Nathan st intersection I noticed many school kids using the Dalyrmple service rd and jumping the kerb and barrier to cross Nathan st rather than be delayed at the main intersection. The use of Dalrymple service rd by cyclists should be encouraged. There is a need to prioritise the access directly across Nathan st to allow cyclists fast and safe crossing without detouring to the Dalrymple/Nathan st intersection.
There is a proposed change to the constitution and it is the BUG’s intention to amend the current model of rules so that the BUG has a constitution that represents is members better.
my pet hates is the Riverway Drive section as you head back towards Willows shopping centre. That small section immediately underneath the underpass where there is no bike lane marked and cars are trying to turn left onto the Ring Road or go straight ahead.
This small but busy section leaves you completely helpless to the mercy of all vehicles travelling at 80kph as you try to become as small as possible while staying on the white line.