Why is the morning peak no-stopping being removed from the south side of Pirie Street?

The morning peak no-stopping restrictions on the south side of Pirie Street between Hutt Street and Pulteney Street are being removed as there is only a single westbound through traffic lane from Bartels Road, meaning the requirement for two westbound traffic lanes in this section is now redundant (and has been for some time).

This will mean that parking is permitted in this section at all times (subject to time limit restrictions).

Why is the afternoon peak no-stopping being removed from the north side of Pirie Street?

The afternoon peak no-stopping restrictions on the north side of Pirie Street between Devonshire Place and East Terrace are being removed to provide a continuous bike lane to the Pirie Street/East Terrace intersection. This will mean that parking is permitted in this section at all times (subject to time limit restrictions).

Two parking spaces are being removed at the eastern end of this section, to provide some additional vehicle queuing capacity at the Pirie Street/East Terrace intersection.

What are the benefits of the green bike lanes at conflict points?

There is evidence internationally that the application of distinctive coloured pavements in bike lanes can reduce the chance of conflict between motor vehicles and bicycles.

A 1997 Danish study found that the use of colour on bike lanes at intersections was associated with a 38% decrease in bicycle crashes, and a 71% decrease in serious injuries and fatalities involving cyclists.

A study of distinctive coloured pavement in bike lanes was conducted in Melbourne, during 2001, with a red-ochre colour. The study found a generally high level of acceptance by both motorists and cyclists, with the coloured treatments increasing driver awareness of cyclists and adding to cyclists’ perception of safety.

Who can I contact for further information?

For more information or enquiries, please contact:
Name: Daniel Keller
Title: Transport Planner
Phone: 8203 7834
Email: d.keller@adelaidecitycouncil.com

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All written submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on the 20 November 2013 and should be addressed to:
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Pirie Street Bike Lanes
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001