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Offline Doringboom

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A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:54:18 pm »
While we are again having hot debates here on the Forum about lane splitting, riding in the emergency lane, filtering through stationary traffic and all sorts of other “contact zone” scenarios between cars and bikes, I would like to share this observation with you:

I was in Barcelona in April and I noticed this friendly manner in which the authorities are treating the HUGE number of scooter riders and motorcyclists in the hectic downtown traffic. Look at the photo below. In between the stop line for the cars and the pedestrian crossing, scooters and motorcycles have their own dedicated accumulation area. So, while the traffic light is red, all the filtering 2-wheelers that manage to get up front can wait in the yellow area. When the lights turn green, all the 2-wheelers can blast off first, having the open street ahead all to themselves. Very nice :thumleft:
 

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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 12:57:07 pm »
Wont work in Africa.  :)
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 01:03:02 pm »
Wont work in Africa.  :)
Absolutely! the f**kin taxies would want to have their own space as well :eek7:
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 01:07:22 pm »
Wont work in Africa.  :)
Absolutely! the f**kin taxies would want to have their own space as well :eek7:

Jeesus, imagine the mayhem! Frikkin Hi-Aces, Quantums, scooters, pedestrians.

Although it could make for riveting reality tv.  :P
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 01:10:48 pm »
See who can klap a pedestrian first! :pot: :ricky:
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 01:12:11 pm »
While we are again having hot debates here on the Forum about lane splitting, riding in the emergency lane, filtering through stationary traffic and all sorts of other “contact zone” scenarios between cars and bikes, I would like to share this observation with you:

I was in Barcelona in April and I noticed this friendly manner in which the authorities are treating the HUGE number of scooter riders and motorcyclists in the hectic downtown traffic. Look at the photo below. In between the stop line for the cars and the pedestrian crossing, scooters and motorcycles have their own dedicated accumulation area. So, while the traffic light is red, all the filtering 2-wheelers that manage to get up front can wait in the yellow area. When the lights turn green, all the 2-wheelers can blast off first, having the open street ahead all to themselves. Very nice :thumleft:

I saw the same in Alicante, Spain, a nice idea. The problem there is that some of the younger riders are just a lil bit too recless to my liking. The 10 days I spent I Spain I've witnessed two scooter crashes and a few near collisions. Quite a few of the scooters were two stroke Aprilias, fast for a scooter. We also saw a lot of scooter thefts taking place, just for the owner to reclaim it two blocks away. :thumleft:
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 01:27:25 pm »
Anything with a yellow line means taxi approved
 

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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 01:32:42 pm »
Lekker job creation to have all the line repainted!!!!!

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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 01:37:43 pm »
The big difference is that in Europe the road users respect the rules of the road , over here no go .
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 01:45:00 pm »
Fuck me cripple but thats a great idea! Just a pity everyone will think they have exclusive rights to it ::)
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 01:50:00 pm »
In SA we have had demarcated areas like these for many years...

 

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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 01:50:24 pm »
Wont work in Africa.  :)
Absolutely! the f**kin taxies would want to have their own space as well :eek7:

Jeesus, imagine the mayhem! Frikkin Hi-Aces, Quantums, scooters, pedestrians.

Although it could make for riveting reality tv.  :P
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2012, 01:53:47 pm »
how will that ever work in SA??? no one seems to be able to stop BEHIND the line as things are, let alone when there is an accumulation area such as this. taxi's will think it is there to give them a head start, so they can get ahead of you and then drive at 40 like they always do  :deal:
 

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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 01:59:23 pm »
In SA we have had demarcated areas like these for many years...

Fuck that, remember the old days when we still used these in SA?  :laughing4:
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2012, 02:05:41 pm »
 :laughing4:
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 01:33:38 pm »
The criminality started when stopping at stop streets stopped.
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 04:24:23 pm »
Lekker job creation to have all the line repainted!!!!!
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Re: A bike friendly traffic regulating measure
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2012, 04:42:52 pm »
Wont work in Africa.  :)
Absolutely! the f**kin taxies would want to have their own space as well :eek7:

Jeesus, imagine the mayhem! Frikkin Hi-Aces, Quantums, scooters, pedestrians.

Although it could make for riveting reality tv.  :P

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