Murray Bridge Council will look into how to not block bike lanes during road works

THOUGHTFUL: John Kobes on Swanport Road with an example of how some cyclists would like road work signs displayed. Photo: Nick Grimm.

THOUGHTFUL: John Kobes on Swanport Road with an example of how some cyclists would like road work signs displayed. Photo: Nick Grimm.

Murray Bridge cyclists soon might not have to dodge road work signs that are often placed in bike lanes.

At the Rural City of Murray Bridge’s August meeting, councillor Airlie Keen moved for the council to investigate developing a policy around better coordination and placement of road work signs around designated bike lanes, so as not to block the lanes during road work where possible.  

The motion was carried.    

Cr Keen said she had been approached by cyclists who raised concerns about safety when the lanes were blocked during road works. 

“I thought the concerns were valid, so I wanted to see if there was anything the council could do,” she said. “I know there are council and state government standards, but I at least wanted to see if anything could be done.”  

Cyclist John Kobes understands placing road work signs won’t always be easy, but he just wants there to be more awareness. 

“All we want is for the workers to think about cyclists and have the awareness of where they should and shouldn’t place their signs.”

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