Pedals (Nottingham Cycling Campaign)
Pedals is the cycle campaign group for the Greater Nottingham area. We campaign for safer cycling and better provision for sustainable travel in general. We engage with relevant councils and agencies to press for better infrastructure across the city and linking to nearby countryside. Monthly meetings are held at 7.30pm on the 3rd Monday of every month (except public holidays) at the Vat and Fiddle public house near Nottingham station.
For more information see
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
Development of the Boots factory site - new routes for vehicles and cyclists and pedestrians.
Riders heading north west on Queens Road will want to join the Western Corridor lane here. There is a large ASL box at the lights at the end of Queens Road so it's obviously expected that cyclist will use the road here.
The area was re-surfaced in September but no drop kerb was installed. This will mean riders doing this manoeuvre will have to maintain position in the traffic lane until the Toucan crossing some 40 metres around the corner.
See video at the link
Nottingham City Council is looking to encourage the growth of new cycle users within the City,
thus giving a viable alternative to motor vehicles and encouraging a healthier lifestyle for all
citizens. As part of this vision it is proposed to expand the City’s cycle facilities by providing
contra-flow cycle lanes on parts of the carriageways of Friar Lane, Park Row and The Ropewalk,
allowing safe passage for city bound cyclists travelling from the north-west of the city centre.
These are quiet, low trafficked streets ideal for cycling. However, the current restrictions prohibit
cycling in the opposite direction of the one way, therefore compelling cyclists to travel on less
Furthermore, a minor reduction of the Pay & Display parking bays immediately to the south-east
of The Ropewalk/Oxford Street junction will be necessary to accommodate the proposed re-
construction works to that junction.
For more details please refer to drawing ref: TM/SB/TMP 7196/01
Before proceeding further with these proposals and in accordance with statutory procedures and
policies, I now wish to consider your views regarding this matter. Whilst it may not be possible to
agree to all your suggestions, they will be incorporated into the proposals whenever appropriate
and economically feasible.
driver understanding lacking. Does the council need to release a youtube video say of a traffic cop driving around pointing out how to behave around these areas.
Or a sign: "treat as a zebra crossing, Give way and keep clear at all times."
Second part for the same reason crocodile teeth are present on the approach to zebra crossings does a similar approach with yellow lines need to stop drivers blocking the visibility.
Have already reported on the council website. Regardless of who's paying insurer or council railings that shield pedestrians from cars need to be maintained.
As discussed at pedals meetings I confidently step out onto pedestrian crossings...
I keep it in mind that the car may not stop...
Really need to challenge powers that be over this one.
Either its enforceable and the driver needs to be cautioned by NP suggest Driving with due care and attention.
NCC need to get their act together with the level side road treatments.
Be that rumble strips better approach warnings plastic wands to tighten the space.
silver lining: video shows the driver is riding the brakes around the whole corner through the crossing. He is already braking when I enter the challenge. shows the feeder speed of 40mph is too high.
Suggested action: enter formal notice (for legal purposes) to NCC regarding inherent danger to vulnerable road users at side road treatments suggest it will apply to all 42 prosed and actual sites.
see youtube https://youtu.be/AqNNyPsK5pU
Not happy at all about this one.
Knew it was a failure to yield from approach speed and road position so came off it early to maintain safety margin.
Very little real protection if a vehicle swings like this. I suspect his fuse has gone on both reversing lights to be out. Driver states "oh they don't matter" when informed.
Suggested action point would be two nice big white bollards on the left by the pedestrian tactile surface (shop side). wouldn't prevent the shop getting deliveries but would make drivers respect the road layout.
KM contact set as 30jun16
see youtube video.
No threat to me in this instance but shows poor driving and worse engineering to allow a car to take the corner in 3rd gear and slink onto the wrong side. See similar issue with parking transit van. need for some bollards/ traffic management.