18 Oct '12, 4am

Australian first lane filtering trial for motorcyclists in the Sydney CBD:

The NSW Government will allow motorcyclists to filter through stationary vehicles at CBD intersections to test if the practice improves traffic flow. Roads Minister Duncan Gay said the unique trial developed by Transport for NSW will start on 1 February 2013 and involve three months of data gathering by the Centre for Road Safety. “The project will include using video to monitor lane filtering behaviour at intersections and also detect whether traffic movement improves in a selected northern CBD area,” Mr Gay said. “Lane filtering is currently against the law however there will be an exemption for motorcyclists in this part of the CBD which will permit them to filter through traffic when vehicles are stopped at traffic lights,” he said. “The NSW Police CBD Motorcycle Response Team, recently funded by Transport for NSW, will also be policing the intersections to ensure road...

Full article: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/australian...

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