CLOSING a traffic lane over Princes Bridge to make more room for cyclists is as silly as the antics of the "birdmen" who ride off the bridge each year at Moomba.
This became congested
when the city council decided to block Swanston St to traffic and would
become impassable during peak periods.
Clashes between drivers and cyclists promise to become even more heated.
RACV manager of public policy, Brian Negus, describes it as a "cheap
option" and an "unacceptable proposal" in what is an already busy area.
proposal will make it worse. Cars and cyclists are not a happy mix and
while cars can be a lethal weapon when drivers are impatient and
frustrated in traffic, cyclists are often to blame by shouting abuse at
drivers and banging on car doors.
All road users are entitled to travel in safety, but Melbourne City Council needs to rethink what is a dangerous waste of money.
Source Herald Sun Editorial