We have been talking (or more specifically JDK has been talking) with the Westgate Freeway Alliance (the people doing upgrades for the West Gate Freeway). Next week they will be installing a new type of lane divider barrier as part of the traffic management for the West Gate Freeway upgrade. They have actually consulted with the MRA to how we feel about it and John's feeling is that it shouldn't be a real problem for motorcycles. The raised edge is not high enough to be nasty and if a rider does come off and hits the barriers they will happily bend and absorb a lot of the impact. While hitting the ridge may cause instability - it's better than a concrete or wire barrier. It's actually flexible lane delineators (made out of recycled plastic) with a raised ridge to stop people crossing into the lane - it looks a lot more motorycle friendly. The plus here is that for the first time ever - motorcyclists have been asked to comment! Q&A's re barriers.