Cycle parking is needed for the corner shop at the Miller Avenue, Knight Avenue junction to encourage people to choose to cycle to the shop instead of driving.
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Cycle parking is needed for the corner shop at the Miller Avenue, Knight Avenue junction to encourage people to choose to cycle to the shop instead of driving.
Cycle parking is needed to serve the parade of shops on Sussex Avenue, Canterbury at its junction with Kent Avenue to encourage people to choose to cycle to these shops instead of driving.
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It is unclear whether the No Entry sign at the Westgate end of Canterbury's high street applies to cyclists since there is also a sign nearby detailing the cycle restriction times for the pedestrianised area. If cyclists are legally allowed to ignore the No Entry sign then an "Except Cycles" sign should also be attached beneath the No Entry sign.
The new cycle parking for the Beaney is not visible from the road and is not signposted. Therefore it is hard to find and suffers from poor passive surveillance / security.
The cycle parking at the Marlowe Theatre is hard to find. Whilst it is signposted this is not obvious. A more obvious sign towards the cycle parking should be installed.
Canterbury's B&Q store has poor "wheelbender" style cycle parking which is hidden away from view. High quality cycle parking (e.g. Sheffield stands) needs to be installed in a more visible location, ideally close to the store entrance, in order to encourage more customers to choose to cycle instead of drive to the store.
The retail units at the end of Ten Perch Road (Pets at Home and Staples) are well served by cycle routes, but they don't have any cycle parking available for customers. Cycle parking should be provided to encourage people to choose to cycle instead of drive to these shops.
The current wheelbender cycle parking at Kingsmead Leisure Centre is poor. It needs to be replaced with higher quality cycle parking (e.g. Sheffield stands) in order to be more widely used.
Cycle parking is needed for customers using the new Sainsbury's store in St. Dunstan's.
Cycle parking is needed for customers at the new Sainsburys store at Old Dover Road.
Cycle parking is needed at Kent County Cricket Club to allow spectators to choose to cycle to the club. This will reduce motor journeys to the club.
A cycle path is needed to link to Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School and St. Anselm's Catholic School in South Canterbury. This will increase the number of pupils and staff that are able to commute to these schools.
The route of RCR16 leaving Canterbury has many potholes which pose a hazard.
Permanent cycle route signs with destinations and distances are needed for the cycle route via Wincheap Trading Estate. Currently this has temporary Sustrans ranger stickers.
Permanent signs are needed on the St. Mildred's cycle path at the corner of the graveyard. Currently only temporary Sustrans Ranger stickers are in place and these don't have destinations or distances shown.
A short cycle path should be developed to link the Community College Whitstable with the Invicta Way portion of Crab & Winkle Way to allow the C&W to be used to cycling to CCW.
Having two identically numbered branches of NCR1 in Canterbury causes confusion due to the ambiguity between the routes. The "Crab & Winkle link" branch, via the Eliot Path, should be renumbered to avoid the confusion.
RCR17 in Kent has the main route between Dover and Patrixbourne with a spur towards Peene. The spur sharing the same route number can cause confusion and should be renumbered.
Pupils at The King’s School. Ottery are proposing a new cycleway follow the old railway track starting at Feniton, through Ottery and Tipton St John and finishing at Sidmouth.
Summary from the Sidmouth Herald:-
"A campaign for a cycleway to link Sidmouth with Ottery St Mary and Feniton will shift up a gear next month with an exhibition to show
off its potential benefits.
Pupils at The King’s School are spearheading the project with help from teachers and councillors.
It is proposed the cycleway follows the old railway track starting at Feniton, through Ottery and Tipton St John and finishing at Sidmouth.
An open evening at the The King’s School on Thursday, October 18, at 7pm will demonstrate the benefits of such schemes to the local economy and to residents’ health.
Councillor Claire Wright, said the Tarka Trail in North Devon has given a huge boost to tourism there. She hopes volunteers will join a committee which will work towards making the scheme a reality, but funding will be the biggest issue."
delays are too long crossing from the centre to college green. Too much priority given to motor traffic outbound vs heavy two way cycle and predestrain flow.
The short length of narrow cyclepath contains two black bollards. (presumably to stop small cars using thbe cyclepath) These present a hazard to cyclists - we are aware of three cyclists havingh been injured hitting them.
It is recomended that they be removed.
This area of town has lots of children having to cycle round the main road because there is one-way cycling - we should get the council to make it two way.
An application for 148 homes 11/0008/FUL was refused by Planning Committee(against officer recommendation) on 4 April. Cycle parking "storage" is generally less easy to reach than car parking, and it appears that for the central blocks it is proposed in a shared basement area - I haven't found the drawing for the basement.
There is no access to the site except by the narrow road around the existing Westbrook office block - the site is a deep enclave.
The issues for cycling are probably virtually identical to previously. One of various reasons for previous refusal was "...lack of transport mitigation measures..." and the Highways provisional comment on the current one outlines concerns. I fear that cycle and pedestrian access issues were not previously considered grounds for refusal and that therefore we might be fighting a lost cause... have contacted the officer about this, and hope to submit a comment for Sustrans.
There have been problems before with unsatisfactory cycle parking and obstruction of the paths across this busy green space. New people are providing the ice rink this year though.
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The consultation page states "A review of the Cheshire Street North 20mph zone has been undertaken and a number of improvements have been suggested making the roads safer and encouraging more walking and cycling in the area. The proposals include new cycle facilities, a one-way system on Wood Close, road closures and new crossings, as well as planting new trees in the area."
Link here: https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/cheshire-street/
Hawley Road (+ southern end of Castlehaven Road) runs one way eastbound and is on the north side of a small clockwise gyratory on Kentish Town Road, Hawley Crescent and Camden High Street. Hawley Road is just to the north of Regents’ Canal.
The Camden Lock area has recently been redeveloped to provide a new school for Hawley Primary as well as housing. During this development the southern footway and adjacent parking places were closed.
The scheme under consultation tidies up and widens the southern footway and permanently removes the former parking places.
Proposed off-road cycle path following the A323, Norris Hill Road, to link Fleet with the existing cycle-path from Norris Bridge towards the centre of Farnborough.
It would enable cyclists to avoid Norris Hill Road, an unlit road with speed limit of 60 mph. Once built it would be possible to cycle from Fleet to Farnborough without cycling on roads.
This is in the Fleet Town Access Plan ref. PC9
Since the changes to Mare St at Westgate St some vehicles travel past the children's centre in Triangle Road, at excessive speeds, to avoid the traffic light at Mare St . Can Hackney Council add a restriction in Triangle Road.
The Lovers Loan shared path through the Grange has at least 5 very tight barriers along its length, and missing dropped kerbs - especially at the crossing of Dick Place. Removing barriers or widening them would make it much more easy to use for bikes, buggies and wheelchairs. Even some double pushchairs don't fit!
The junction at the top of West Street is dangerous because it is difficult for anyone travelling from Glossop Road onto West Street to cross the lines at a right angle. There is no signage warning of this, although I have seen such signs in other UK cities with trams.
One cyclist I know suffered a badly damaged shoulder which needed a metal plate to repair it, and resulted in long term discomfort, loss of mobility and strength.
I revisited the spot yesterday and found that of the 4 lines I could get some kind of angle on 3, but that left me 'between the lines' going down West St with no way to escape. Much to the chagrin of the Ford Transit driver following me!
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11 flats replacing existing building
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15/04503/OUT | Outline application to include access to be considered, for up to 750 residential units with a mix of units, and a neighbourhood centre including principal community centre, private children's nursery, local retail facilities, indoor sports hall and three form entry primary school and ancillary development | Hounsome Fields Trenchard Lane Dummer Hampshire
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Maybury Road is nominally a 40mph road however a brief observation period will quickly reveal many drivers going at 60mph or more. This is not a suitable speed for a high use cycle route. The pavements are badly maintained and yet still used by the majority of cyclists using the road, especially uphill in either direction.
The traffic lights at either end of the road only ever allow one lane of traffic onto the road at a time which encourages drivers to overtake each other at high speed.
A two way cycle route should be built the length of the road taking the space currently allocated to the uphill lane in either direction. The earlier removal of the southbound uphill section illustrates the redundancy of the extra lane nicely.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
The Eastern Gate proposals are a strategic attempt by the City Council to rework the Newmarket Road roundabout area towards a standard crossing, and create a welcoming entrance into this very run-down looking part of the city.
It is supposed to be being paid for by Section 106 moneys from developments, yet proposal after proposal is coming forward but nothing is happening.
It has an uneven degraded surface in the cycle lanes from the Elizabeth Way roundabout until the bridge.
Traffic light sensor on Tavistock Road at Derriford roundabout (inbound) is unable to detect cyclist correctly forcing extremely long waits in the early hours until a car comes along to trigger the lights
Mina Road would be no entry, apart from cyclists, from the junction with Ivy Church Lane. This will prevent northbound traffic entering from Mina Road onto B203 Dunton Road, to prevent stopping on the hatch markings at the junction with the A2 Old Kent Road. This movement can cause congestion and a road safety risk to all users.
Motor vehicles would not be able to use Bagshot Street and Mina Road for access onto the A2 Old Kent Road. The scheme would improve conditions and safety for local residents and cyclists. The reduced amount of traffic will create a safer environment.
Road users who normally would use Mina Road to access the A2 Old Kent Road would need to use Bagshot Street, Albany Road and Shorncliffe Road. The parking and loading bays on the northern side section of Mina Road would remain unchanged.
Kate Ravilious // 1 thread
Car parking obstructs cyclists travelling uphill, forcing them to stop and start on a steep uphill section, or move into the path of oncoming traffic travelling downhill.
It would be safer to have car parking on the other side of the road.
This morning I noticed that two new concrete bollards have been installed at the North end of the Carter Cycle Bridge. These seem to be completely unnecessary and the position will probably cause accidents to cyclists descending into Devonshire Road.
Were the Campaign aware of this and can we do anything to get them removed?
The cycle track on the pavement just suddenly stops with no where to go other than to cycle on the pavement. Surely it would be better to nicely guide cyclists back onto the road into a cycle lane?
There's an online survey around three options for this problem junction. Open to 30th November. http://www.the-bear-pit.org.uk/19.html
Identified in Times Survey of problem junctions for cycling http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3392986.ece
Proposal by Hampshire County Council to increase the capacity of the roundabout.
Concerns that the carriageway would be even less appealing for cyclists and the shared used paths not an adequate alternative.
Decision to be made on 5 November 2013
This shortcut is technically pedestrians-only, but forms a useful link from the environs of Bath Spa station (Widcombe) to Holloway, a dead-end for motor vehicles and therefore a quiet, if steep, climb to Bear Flat, Wellsway and beyond.
Dropped kerbs, barrier/chicane removal etc. would make this route usable by parents with cycle trailers, people on cargobikes and the like.
It was slated as a piece of work to be done by Bath & NE Somerset, but there's been no news lately.
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At certain high usage times for the games area, such as on a Sunday morning, despite there two large car parks adjacent to the High school and a very large amount of on-road parking, the cycle itself becomes a car park. Also cars park across the dropped kerbs and along side the path, meaning that access is almost impossible for bicycles, prams and motobility scooters to squeeze through. Parking on the cycle path also blocks the path for users and also damages the surface.
Also surrounding pavements are blocked making it very difficult for the local community to use them and this causes road safety issues.
When busy, crossing this junction is hazardous when negotiating with northbound vehicles at speeds of up to 40mph.
No indication is provided to motorists that there will be conflict.
A speed table with dragons teeth markings needs to be installed.
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I've had a letter from the council. Not sure if someone put a copy through my door as they knew I was interested in the Fen Road, Milton, as it's dated 30th June which is over two weeks ago.
I think "suface dressing" ie loose chippings, is a totally inappropriate treatment for a road which has not that much motor traffic and rather a lot of cycle traffic. The loose chippings will be a skid and physical hazard for cyclists for months to come.
Blake Hall Road is an important and pleasant north-south route for cyclists and is often used by groups avoiding the busy roads in North Weald and in Ongar. However, crossing the A414 can be very difficult due to fast moving traffic from both directions.