One of Auckland’s oldest cycleways is finally getting a much needed upgrade in the form of some protection. Here are a couple of tweets showing the new protectors that are in the process of been installed.
— Friding (@go_friding) March 23, 2017
— Alec Tang (@AlecTang_) March 23, 2017
— Brendan Barnes (@Nf980Brendan) March 23, 2017
— Rhys Jones (@rg_jones) March 23, 2017
The protected lanes are a welcome addition as its common for the bike lanes to be ignored by other road users, As Brendon showed with this video last year. It was also not uncommon for vehicles to use the cycle lanes as extra queuing space.
— Brendan Barnes (@Nf980Brendan) August 17, 2016
Good on Auckland Transport for putting them. Perhaps they should put in a mass order of these barriers and start rolling them out to more of the existing painted cycle lanes around the city.