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Signs blocking bike lanes and footpaths

This is not the first time I've spotted something like this: real estate agent signs blocking bike lanes. I'm not sure why anybody who thought about it for more than a second would think it was a good idea to leave signs there. Cyclists would either be forced out into traffic, or if they didn't notice the signs, collide with them. In this case, I decided to move the signs out of the way. The


Bike lanes that don’t disappear 50m before an intersection? Yes, it is possible.

As an occasional cyclist, nothing puts me off like feeling unsafe. Bike lanes help me feel safer, but tend to fizzle out before intersections -- just where many cyclists would consider that you need them the most. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's a real life example of continuous bike lanes: the corner of Alma and Kooyong Roads, Caulfield North. Looking south: Looking west: