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    Cycle Safety GOLD COAST

    Hello ALL

    I have joined this forum with a specific goal to help my son. He is doing a research project at school his topic is the Perception of Safety for Cyclists on Tallebudgera Creek Road.

    He likes to cycle but I won't let him ride along this road as I think it unsafe. He would also like to approach local council etc authorities to try and get a bike way built. (Big ambitions)

    Any way he has a little survey he needs cyclist to do So if anybody is familiar with the road or likes to ride it could I please ask you to do the survey.

    I am sure if you would like to add additional comments from your experiences that would be great too. I have attached a word doc with the survey this can be emailed back to me kgwinner(at) tpg.com.au- Or I have pasted it below if technology is not kind.

    Thank you in advanced if you can help him with the survey. Much appreciated

    K

    Perception of Safety for Cyclists on Tallebudgera Creek Road: Survey
    This Survey should determine if there is a problem with the safety of Cyclists on Tallebudgera Creek Road

    There is a safety issue for people cycling on Tallebudgera Creek Road.

    Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree

    There needs to be a cycling path on Tallebudgera Creek Road.

    Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree

    If a new cycling path was made, there should be a guard rail between
    It and the road.

    Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree

    If the cycling path and the guard rail are not approved, the speed limit of cars on this road be handicapped.

    Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree

    Cyclists should not be allowed to cycle on Tallebudgera Creek Road.

    Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree

    There is not a safety issue for cyclists on Tallebudgera Creek Road.

    Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
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    As someone who regularly rides on that road (both day and night) I'll reply here. Your son actually left a comment on my blog about this survey as well, FWIW.

    Quote Originally Posted by karleen
    There is a safety issue for people cycling on Tallebudgera Creek Road.
    Disagree - It's no worse than any other road on the Gold Coast.

    Quote Originally Posted by karleen
    There needs to be a cycling path on Tallebudgera Creek Road.
    Strongly disagree - bike paths don't do anything to increase cyclist safety -- and the majority of cyclists on that road wouldn't use it anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by karleen
    If a new cycling path was made, there should be a guard rail between
    It and the road.
    Strongly disagree - same reasons as above.

    Quote Originally Posted by karleen
    If the cycling path and the guard rail are not approved, the speed limit of cars on this road be handicapped.
    Agree - But first I'd settle for existing speed limits being enforced.

    Quote Originally Posted by karleen
    Cyclists should not be allowed to cycle on Tallebudgera Creek Road.
    Strongly disagree - banning cyclists from a particular road won't stop Queensland from topping the national road toll year after year, considering that cyclists actually make up a minute percentage of overall road deaths.

    Quote Originally Posted by karleen
    There is not a safety issue for cyclists on Tallebudgera Creek Road.
    See my answer to question one, this is effectively the same question rehashed.
    Last edited by Chris L; 05-26-10 at 01:16 AM. Reason: Clarification
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