Having written to the RTA and Clover Moore about these frustrating bike lights, I figured I ought to talk to NSW police about their crackdown day:
I'm a blogger with interest in, among other things, cycling in and around Sydney. I've recently been blogging about the cycle lane lights in Pyrmont. A day after my first blog on the topic, I noticed a crackdown by Sydney Police on red-light running. Ironically, my blog of March 6th had been about how the traffic control sensors are unreliable and badly installed.
This being the case, I'm after some press comment on the crackdown of March 7th. Given that the lights are known (to cyclists at least) to be unreliable, were steps taken to ensure that fines were only issued for clear infractions? Was any consideration given to the fact that the lights may not be functioning as designed?
I'm currently talking to the RTA about this, and I'm told they are currently in studies on how cycle detection can be improved.
My blog posts on the topic are at:
This sent on 12 Mar 2012 at 4:40pm. Response awaited with interest.
Oh, and yes, I know I have a bee in my bonnet about this. Normal service will be resumed eventually
posted @ Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:43 PM