Just wondering if anyone else commutes from the northern beaches of Sydney using the Spit Bridge, and in particular, the Parriwi Road shortcut? It is a complicated intersection involving a slip road off Spit Road, which leads into the entrance of a Yacht Club car park. Turning left from the carp ark into Parrawi Road saves a few minutes of Spit Road congestion in the morning peak. I assume the well heeled residents of Parriwi Road are fairly influential over the local council and Yacht Club when it comes to controlling the volume of vehicles coming up this road, having installed a boomgate a couple of years ago that only operates on a timer in the AM peak. They have also convinced the North Sydney police to patrol the street every other day with speed radars and catching riders who do not obey the stop sign in front of the boom gate or no left turn from Spit Road. All was well for regular riders up until last week when the boom gate was extended for the sole purpose of preventing riders from going around the side of the boom. Riders could mount the roll kerb to still squeeze around for a few days. Which must have annoyed the residents a lot as the following day, council witches hats were placed on the roll kerb to prevent squeezing around. These witches hats soon became displaced and then replaced the following day. This arrangement has obviously disgruntled someone this week as I noticed that the boom gate had been completely bent out of place! I would like to here from any other riders who use this route regarding their views on why the council and police are going to such lengths to prevent riders from gaining a small time advantage over other cars on their morning commute. It would also be good to determine if the boom gate is on public or private land.