This is the new cycle path along Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Flash I would call it, but how practical is it? All looks well in this photo to me. Perhaps you think otherwise, especially if you are an experienced cyclist. Do tell. There is a small Give Way sign facing the cyclists travelling south and of course they need to give way to any traffic. Cars turning left into Fitzroy Street have no need to look left to check for traffic, only to their right.
But here is where it all goes wrong. Cyclists travelling north must give way to all traffic. That is traffic coming out of the side street and traffic turning into the side street. Why can't the motorist check for approaching cyclists as well as cars to the driver's right. Same for traffic turning into the side street. Please explain!
Btw, this dual direction cycle path is deadly for pedestrians. I did it myself. You don't think to check left before stepping out.