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The New Look Claudelands Bridge is Ready!

17th Oct 19

After seven weeks of construction, the new look Claudelands Bridge will be relaunched to the public this week. Some traffic management such as cones and message boards will be removed gradually to allow for road users to get used to the new layout and function.

The biggest change to the bridge is the introduction of “Sharrows” (Sharing Arrows). Sharrows are a new concept for Hamilton, although they are internationally recognised and used by other cities around New Zealand. A Sharrow symbol looks like a bicycle with a double chevron above it and it indicates the safest part of the road for which people to ride their bikes. For the Claudelands Bridge, the sharrow is located in the centre of the lane, in the flow of traffic.

Other changes also include a reduction of the speed limit, down to 30km/hr and concrete cycle lane separators (Which is another new concept for Hamilton). Stripes of textured teal paint have also been added to the road to serve as a reminder of the lowered speed limit and the presence of cyclists.

Jason Harrison, Hamilton City Council’s Transportation Manager says: “The completion of this project along Claudelands Bridge is an exciting step in the direction we’re already heading and we’ll be closely monitoring how road users adjust to the new layout over the coming months.”

“If you use the bridge regularly, please be mindful of people on bikes, especially at the points where they need to merge from the protected cycle lanes into the flow of traffic. If you find yourself driving behind a person on a bike, please keep a safe following distance so they don’t feel pressured to move onto the shoulder of the road.”

Key points for road users are:

  • The speed limit is now 30km/hr – this is reinforced with new road signs and large orange road markings.
  • New raised speed platforms also remind motorists to keep speeds low.
  • On some sections along this stretch of road there are new cycle lanes protected by concrete separators.
  • In other sections – like the bridge itself, where it is narrow – people on bikes are encouraged to claim the lane and ride in the flow of traffic. There are new green road markings called “sharrows” (sharing arrows) signalling for them to do this.
  • Motorists are urged to leave a comfortable gap if they are driving behind a person on a bike so they don’t feel pressured to move over to the left.
  • At merging points, where separated cycleways end and the “sharrows” begin, drivers need to give way to people on bikes and let them merge into the flow of traffic.
  • Two electronic signs will flash with an image of a bike when a person on a bike is about to exit a protected cycleway – these remind drivers to stay on the lookout for bikes.
  • People on bikes need to look, indicate and look again as they merge from a protected cycleway over into the traffic lane.

 

 

For more information, visit the Hamilton City Council's website.

 

 

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