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A review into the safety of cyclists on Scott Street in the mixed running section of the Newcastle Light Rail has been labelled ‘lazy’ by the president of the Newcastle Cycleways Movement.
Sam Reich has acknowledged all the work involved to improve cyclist safety, but he’s not happy with some of the recommendations, arguing they don’t address the issue.
“We’re very disappointed that’s the outcome,” Mr Reich said.
“We felt there were ways the environment could be changed to better protect the community rather than banning them.”
The safety review was carried out following the tragic death of Danny Egan on July 10, when his bicycle’s front wheel became struck in the light rail track at the intersection of Scott St and Pacific St, before he lost control and fell on the road.
Danny Egan who died after falling from his bicycle on Tram tracks in Newcastle. Facebook.
Calculation of cyclist crossing angles at eastern entry to mixed running section. Transport for NSW.
The Hunter Street light rail. Picture by Peter Lorimer.The review has examined crash statistics, road user behaviour and existing road safety mechanisms.
Of the eight recommendations made, the main recommendation is the exclusion of cyclists from using the mixed running section, which extends 340 metres.
The NSW government has gone ahead to say it will adopt all recommendations, which means from today (Wednesday), cyclists will no longer be able to access that section of the Newcastle Light Rail along Scott street.
Permanent signage has also been installed overnight to advise cyclists not to ride in that section of the light rail route.
This article first appeared on www.dailytelegraph.com.au
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