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Saturday, 18 April 2015

TRAFFIC FLITERING STOP LINES SAFER FOR ALL

Saturday, April 18, 2015. Franklin Street in Melbourne at Elizabeth Street. Some drivers do stop at the stop lines but a lot do not. There is ample space here to separate the pedestrian crossing from two-wheelers and two-wheelers from cars. Better for traffic flow and safer for everyone.
Saturday, April 18, 2015. Little Lonsdale Street in Melbourne at Elizabeth Street.
A quick survey of the Melbourne CBD indicates that many intersections in both wide and narrow streets already have stop lines that facilitate traffic filtering by two-wheelers. All it would take is a change in regs/guidelines, motorbike & scooter stencils and a bit of paint. Quick and cost-effective. 

I suspect many suburbs and regional centres are in a position to facilitate filtering this way too. 

The problem is drivers tend to ignore stop lines and police don't enforce the rules.

Saturday, April 18, 2015. Lonsdale Street in Melbourne at Elizabeth Street.

Damien


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