Is this the sweeping curve where the truck "ploughed into Melbourne pavement" ??
I respectfully disagree. B-Doubles have been using that route since before the turn of the millennium and the roads have been re-modelled to a more suitable design since then.
As mentioned, that intersection is the gazetted bypass route for any truck that can not go through the tunnels. That is to say, it is the route that is signposted and marked down in every map. Any driver not 100% familiar with Melbourne's roads (more and more drivers these days, thanks to an over-reliance on GPS navigation devices) will go this way if they can not run through the tunnels. Despite the ignorant protests of many on this forum, this route is designed for these trucks.
I'm not certain designed is the right word. The route was "designed" long before B-doubles were around, or at least passing through the city. Maybe designated as the route for these trucks might be more correct?
A good indicator of this is the sweeping curve of the kerbside on this particular corner. If it were of a sharper curve as with just about all other corners in the area, B-doubles would not be capable of executing that turn safely. This tells me work has been done to make sure these trucks can use this route.
This is what I mean when I say this route has been designed for these trucks.
That's the one.
Just because a few incompetent drivers are incapable of driving their vehicles appropriately, that doesn't mean the road isn't suitable.
I see plenty of idiots on the road everyday who can barely keep their vehicle on the road, the road isn't to blame, the drivers are.
Spend an hour at that corner and you will see plenty of B-doubles and Semi-trailers round that corner, most of them will do it without their tyres jumping the kerb. That tells me their is enough space, just not enough decent drivers.