One of the responsibilities of being an accident injury compensation lawyer is to help cyclists avoid accidents in the first place, such as accidents with motor vehicles and pedestrians. One of the best ways to avoid accidents is to avoid spots that are “accidents waiting to happen.” A group called the Bicycle Transport Alliance has put together a list of “cycling black spots” in the Perth area. Here are a few of the most dangerous.
Perth: PSP (Principal Shared Path) at City West Train Station
The PSP slopes downward, making for fast riding. Add this to high foot and cycle volume and you have a recipe for trouble. Other PSP’s at train stations report problems, but this one has the most accidents due to volume and severity of slope.
Osborne Park: Hutton Street and Freeway Overpass
This is where the PSP moves from the Western to the Eastern side of the freeway. There aren’t enough traffic lights and the ones that are there don’t help prevent accidents. Both cyclists and pedestrians have to cross multiple lanes of heavy traffic.
PSP Along Kwinana Freeway
The PSP is jammed during rush hour with cyclists and pedestrians on their way to work, but the PSP isn’t wide enough to safely handle them all. Between the Mt Henry Bridge and the Canning Bridge, there are no barriers to separate cyclists and pedestrians from motor vehicle traffic travelling in excess of 100 km/ph on the Kwinana Freeway.
Brentwood: Crawford Avenue Overpass
There is too much traffic in too many directions.
Perth: PSP at Parliament Hill
Another path with heavy foot and bicycle traffic that is too narrow to handle the load.
The PSP Network in General
While the PSP network is designed to help cyclists and pedestrians, one local government agency engineer refers to the network as “more dangerous than any other cycling infrastructure.”
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If you have suffered an injury as the result of a cycling accident, call Bradford Legal today: 1300 738 303.