For the wave and adding to my count.
You are a bit of rebel in that spot, staying on the road....lots of people jump onto the bike path/footpath the wrong way. The traffic there seems to have got much busier and faster on Abardare over the past few years and there are really no safe ways into the hospital (where about 50% of people seem to be headed) unless you ride on the road and act like a car, which some people clearly do not have the riding skills to do!
well interestingly if you look at the signs the exit I took is where all bike traffic is supposed to go - and it goes as far as having a solid line end to the bike path I am reasonably sure - but I have on occasion avoided the path and ridden straight on
the thing that you raise is a good one re turning through the hospital they dont think riders do that they hope riders will go onto path to the lights into the park and right and along that way.
That intersection is a little dicey - I fully expect to be side swiped on abadare as someone veers into the cycle lane to avoid a turning car or rushes a turn and doesnt see me. its actually to me the most dangerous portion of my ride (including the high speed decent on mount st).
Yeah, lots go onto the path at the Derby/Abardare junction, trying to get off the road as soon as they can, you went the official way which many people ignore.
I think the number of through riders to hospital workers has declined a bit over the last couple of years as people find options they perceive as safer.
yeah - I like coming back via the hospital in I go along mounts bay because I think its safer than thomas.
tbh going straight onto the path at speed up that corner path is not the most pleasant path access - its ridable but the official way is a much much nicer entry. I think I used the corner once and thought bugger that.