Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first:

  • Lack of Cycle Parking Leeds City Centre

    Created by LeedsCyclists // 1 thread

    Central Leeds is badly lacking cycle parking. Many locations have no cycle parking at all, or only a few token stands, which are often full. At the recent Cycle Consultation Forum, the Council asked for suggestions of locations that need cycle parking: send your suggestions to Mark Robinson at Leeds City Council.

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  • TfL Consultation: CS5 Cycle Superhighway

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Overview
    Barclays Cycle Superhighways are cycle routes running between outer and central London. They provide new cycle lanes and other dedicated infrastructure so that cyclists can enjoy swift, direct, safer journeys around the city. We have developed plans for a new route and would like to hear your views.

    What are we consulting on?
    We’re proposing to introduce a new cycle route between New Cross Gate and Victoria. Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5 (CS5) would run via Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington and Vauxhall.

    Proposed road layout changes
    The new route would bring substantial changes to the road layout to improve safety for cyclists, including:

    More space for cyclists and buses, through reallocation of road space

    New mandatory cycle lanes, all at least 1.5 metres wide

    Improvements for cyclists at 52 junctions, including new Advanced Stop Lines, cycle feeder lanes, and speed reduction measures

    An innovative cycle ‘early-start’ facility at Vauxhall Bridge Road/Millbank to help cyclists get ahead of traffic

    Banning some turns for cars and lorries to reduce conflict with cyclists

    Extended 20mph speed limit in New Cross

    Other benefits

    Over 3,000 new cycle parking spaces along the route

    Cycle safety checks

    Free cycle training

    Industry-recognised safety training for drivers of large goods vehicles

    Proposed route

    Click here to download a larger map of Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5.

    How do I view the proposals and have my say?

    Detailed proposals

    Find out more about the proposals for each section of the new route by clicking the links below.

    ► Section 1 – Vauxhall Bridge Road north (Neathouse Place to Charlwood Street)

    ► Section 2 –Vauxhall Bridge Road south (Charlwood Street to Millbank)

    ► Section 3 – Vauxhall Bridge Road / Millbank junction

    ► Section 4 – Vauxhall Bridge

    ► Section 5 – Vauxhall Gyratory

    ► Section 6 – Kennington Oval / Harleyford Street

    ► Section 7 – Oval Junction

    ► Section 8 – Camberwell New Road

    ► Section 9 – Camberwell Green (consultation in January 2013)

    ► Section 10 – Peckham Road west (Benhill Road to Southampton Way)

    ► Section 11 – Peckham Road east (Lyndhurst Way to Peckham Bus Station)

    ► Section 12 – Peckham High Street / Queen's Road west (Peckham Bus Station to Carlton Grove )

    ► Section 13 – Queen's Road (Carlton Grove to Pomeroy Street)

    ► Section 14 – Queen's Road east (Pomeroy Street to Pepys Road)

    ► Section 15 - New Cross (and other local cycling improvements in Lewisham)

    To request a paper copy of our proposals, please email barclayscyclesuperhighways@tfl.gov.uk

    Public Exhibitions

    You can also view the plans at our public exhibitions. Dates and locations are given below.

    Saturday 8 December 11:00-15:00, Peckham Library, SE15 5JR (view map)

    Tuesday 11 December 15:00-19:00, Oval House Theatre café, SE11 5SW (view map)

    Wednesday 12 December 15:00-19:00, Parnell House, SW1V 1LW (view map)

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs5

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  • S/2347/12/FL Bard Pharma site

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 1 thread

    Cambridge Science Park though in the northern edge of the city, is administratively in South Cambs.

    I propose to attach a thread relating to a new planning application for the Bard Pharma site, northeast corner.

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  • Extend Prom to Sea Lane

    Created by Fonant // 0 threads

    The current Promenade has "NO CYCLING" a few dozen yards before its western end, so cyclists have nowhere to go. The parallel road, especially Eirene Road, is dangerous and unpleasant for cycling, so many continue to ride along the footpath to Sea Lane.

    There is plenty of room to widen the path, using concrete on top of the stable shingle. The same method could be used as was used to the east of Worthing some years ago.

    This project has the full backing of local cyclists as their number-one priority in Worthing, and has local resident support too. It was included in WSCC's last LSTF bid document, which won them £2.36 million of funding from central government.

    Can we just build it, please?

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  • Cycle path too narrow, road space needs reallocating

    Created by Fonant // 0 threads

    This stretch of NCN2 has not had the too-narrow footway widened to allow for safe shared use. Oddly the part just to the east, where the existing road was narrower, has been widened.

    We need some of the wasted five lanes of motor vehicles to be re-allocated to allow the footway to be widened to be wide enough for shared use. They could even make use of the now-redundant cycle lane on the road heading west.

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  • Travis Perkins Development

    Created by Michael Cahn // 2 threads

    Travis Perkins Development has major impact on Chisholm Trail.

    We have a letter from the developer outlining their position - let's see if I can attach this...

    There is a lengthy discussion of the Chisholm Trail, the gist of which is that they don't see why they should make any further accommodation for it when it is mainly Network Rail's land that is earmarked for the route. They dangle a small carrot in that they might release the corner piece of land to mitigate the pinch point you identified - but only if this application is given the go-ahead.

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  • High motor traffic area of Sustrans Route 4

    Created by ambrosen // 1 thread

    Sustrans route 4 coming from the canal path on its main route into Bath city centre has a high level of traffic conflict and the need to filter between two tight lanes of traffic with a large proportion of LGVs coming down the A36 Beckford Road.

    The right turn from Sydney Place southbound into Great Pulteney Street is signposted as no right turn as well as being route 4, and has no refuge to turn from.

    It should be possible to route the path through Sydney Gardens as the Darlington Place/Sydney Place westbound/Great Pulteney Street junction has been improved to increase pedestrian flows.

    Some non-cycling residents are also concerned about cyclists using the pavement in this area too.

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  • TfL Consultation: Further safety improvements at Bow roundabout

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Further safety improvements at Bow roundabout
    Overview
    Transport for London (TfL) is working with interested parties - including cycling, road user and safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at junctions.

    Why We Are Consulting
    As part of this work, we have developed proposals to further improve safety at Bow roundabout.

    What we’re proposing and why

    Bow roundabout is a key junction for cyclists travelling between central and east London.

    Cycle Early Start
    A cycle early-start would operate at the traffic signals on the westbound approach to Bow roundabout.

    This would provide a dedicated green light to allow cyclists to wait ahead of other traffic before moving onto the roundabout.

    A new mandatory cycle lane on the westbound approach would allow cyclists to get to the roundabout entrance without having to filter through traffic.

    The early-start area would be 18 metres deep, so there's a clear space for cyclists in front of any traffic.

    This cycle early-start would improve safety, due to the reduced risk of conflict between cyclists travelling straight ahead and vehicles turning left. It would also provide a quick and direct route through the roundabout for cyclists.

    The eastbound early-start was completed in June 2012. Our provisional monitoring to date shows that the eastbound early-start has been effective in reducing the left turning conflict risk that it was designed to address. It also shows that the cycle lane on the approach is well-used, with significantly fewer cyclists using the footway than before. We will continue to monitor and analyse the operation of these facilities.

    Cycle Bus Stop By-Pass
    TfL is proposing to introduce a new cycle lane around the back of the bus stop on the approach to the roundabout to help cyclists get ahead of other traffic and reduce the risk of conflict between cyclists and buses pulling in and out of the bus stop.

    To accommodate the new cycle lane, the bus lay by would be filled in so buses would stop on the carriageway instead. .

    Please click here to see the map for further information on the proposals.

    We continue to explore further improvements for cyclists and pedestrians as part of planned longer-term regeneration of the Bow area.

    We intend to begin work at the roundabout in January 2013. We’ll write to residents and businesses nearer the time to advise on the timing and impact of construction work.

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/bow_roundabout/consult_view

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  • Southern Fringe Development Forum

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 2 threads

    http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ccm/content/growth-and-new-neighbourhoods/find-out-more/get-involved/southern-fringe-community-forum.en

    Next meeting is Thursday 6 Dec at Trumpington Village Hall
    (Informal Drop-In 15:30 - 18:30, followed by Forum 19:00 - 20:30)

    Though the above page indicates it's about residential developments, Addenbrooke's was covered in a presentation on previous 6 Sep meeting. Bell School was not covered.
    The main discussion was around schools and young people.

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  • Cobden Junction (Mornington Crescent)

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Camden are contemplating a re-design of this junction (the one adjacent to Mornington Cresent Station). We hope to get in early and try to ensure that the junction and its surrounding streets are made as safe and pleasant for cycling as possible.
    This CycleScape issue is intended as a forum for discussion of improvements or a total redesign.

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  • Consultation on Ashton Rd / Coronation Rd

    Created by Eric Booth // 2 threads

    Tighter corners to favour pedestrians and manage speed.
    https://www.citizenspace.com/bristol/city-development/coronationroad/consult_view

    Suggested points:
    1. This is a 'gateway' to the 20mph area and the opportunity to mark this and make it work should not be missed. It's not enough to just narrow and reshape the carriageway. It should feel different.
    2. Central islands and build-outs introduce pinch points that make cycling feel less safe. There should be a cycle lane through the pinch point in line with guidance.
    http://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/sites/cycling-embassy.org.uk/files/documents/cyclingengland/2011/01/a03_traffic_calming.pdf
    3. A better option to emphasise pedestrian priority would be a zebra crossing

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  • Active travel in A10 corridor (south)

    Created by Jim Chisholm // 5 threads

    There is a suggestion of a group looking at issues for those cycling in the A10 corridor between M11 J11 and Royston. This is, in part about cycling along the corridor, but mainly about access between villages and access to rail stations. Of course the A10 north of Cambridge has LSTF money, but there are currently few funds available for improvements in this area.

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  • Addenbrookes cycle shelter transformed into smoking shelter

    Created by Michael Cahn // 1 thread

    Forwarded message:

    I noticed that half of the bicycle shelter was fenced off, and I wondered whether we may be getting some new racks. In Connect I read the Trust was considering two tier bike racks so I was half expecting we would get these. Today however I learnt that the area will be transformed into a smoking shelter! Is this true?

    I think it is fair to state 30% of the people working in the S-block cycle into work. Losing half of our cycle parking facilities is not very helpful. The area is heavily used and often overflowing with bikes.

    If the area will indeed be turned into a smoking shelter, can you please explain why this decision was made and why it was not communicated to the staff concerned?

    This is outrageous and a good press story. Robin - are you up for this?

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  • TfL Consultation: Battersea Park Road and Havelock Terrace

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Overview
    Transport for London (TfL) is working with interested parties - including cycling, road user and safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at junctions. As part of this work, we have developed proposals for further safety improvements at the junction of Battersea Park Road and Havelock Terrace. This follows the introduction of a new signalised pedestrian crossing and cyclist Advanced Stop Line at the junction in June 2012.

    Why We Are Consulting
    About the proposed changes:

    Our review of the current junction layout showed that the two narrow general traffic lanes on Battersea Park Road southbound mean that cyclists are sometimes squeezed towards the kerb by motorists. It also identified conflict between cyclists and motorists merging across lanes when approaching the junction southbound from Battersea Park Road.

    Our proposed improvements have been designed to address the above issues. They include:

    A new central cycle lane to help cyclists turning right from Battersea Park Road into Prince of Wales Drive. This would mean two lanes of traffic on the southbound approach from Battersea Park Road instead of three. These proposals may mean a slight increase in journey times at busy periods.

    One wider southbound general traffic lane on the Battersea Park Road exit instead of two narrow ones. This would reduce the likelihood of cyclists being squeezed against the kerb by motorists

    A new traffic island at the junction of Prince of Wales Drive to segregate westbound cyclists and motorists

    New sections of eastbound and westbound mandatory cycle lane on Prince of Wales Drive to provide more space for cyclists. The eastbound cycle lane would replace one of the general traffic lanes on the approach to the junction

    Widening the existing mandatory cycle lane on Battersea Park Road (northbound) to provide more space for cyclists

    Removing the existing yellow box marking from the junction, as the proposed new lane layout would mean it was no longer needed.
    Please click here to see the attached map for further information on our proposals. We plan to start work in late December 2012.

    How to comment on the proposals:

    Please let us know your views completing the online consultation form below by 30 November 2012.

    About the Better Junctions programme:

    TfL is making it easier and safer for people to cycle in London. As part of this work, we’re meeting with a number of different organisations to review and improve junctions on the Barclays Cycle Superhighways and the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). We’re planning a variety of improvements, ranging from initial upgrades at some locations, to more substantial and innovative redevelopment at others. Please see www.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions for more information.

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/battersea-park

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  • TfL Consultation: Initial safety improvements at Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout

    Overview
    Transport for London (TfL) is working with interested parties - including cycling and road safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at major junctions across London. Please see www.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions for more information.

    Why We Are Consulting
    As part of this work we have developed proposals to improve safety at the Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout at the junctions of Waterloo Road, Stamford Street, York Road and Concert Hall Approach.

    What we’re proposing and why

    Waterloo roundabout is a key junction for cyclists travelling between central and south London. Counts show that more than 5,500 cyclists use Waterloo roundabout each weekday, representing nearly a quarter of all traffic here.

    Our review of the current road layout identified that early improvements can be made to allow cyclists better access to Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) on the roundabout, reducing the need for them to position themselves amongst fast-moving traffic. We’re proposing the following improvements:

    New cycle feeder lanes leading into new longer ASLs will reduce the risk of collisions by helping cyclists to get ahead of other traffic. The new feeder lanes will mean that some sections of the roundabout will have three lanes for all traffic instead of four

    Extending footways and traffic islands to reduce traffic speeds and provide more space for pedestrians.
    Traffic modelling suggests that these changes would cause some increase in queuing on the roundabout and approaches at busy times, particularly on the approach from Stamford Street.

    Proposed 20mph speed limit to follow in 2013

    We are also proposing a 20mph speed limit at the roundabout. This would be introduced early in 2013. We will provide more information once these proposals have been developed further.

    Please click here to see the map for further information on the proposals.

    We are continuing to explore further improvements for cyclists and pedestrians as part of planned longer-term regeneration of the Waterloo area.

    We intend to begin work at the roundabout on 21 November 2012. We will write to residents and businesses nearer the time to advise on the timing and impact of construction work.

    Have your say

    Please give us your views by completing the online consultation form by 14 November 2012.

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/waterloo-roundabout

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