Corn links delayed until 2020.
Link from Uni to Foresterhill not et wit a lot of support in discussions
Grampian Cycle Partnership
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Corn links delayed until 2020.
Link from Uni to Foresterhill not et wit a lot of support in discussions
Grampian Cycle Partnership
Created by Debra Storr // 1 thread
Sustrans sought suggestions for improvements
Plans in progress for cycleroute from Ellon to Aberdeen. Parts of route exist. Grampian Cycle Partnership involved with both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils.
sound+fury // 1 thread
Application reference : 19/1048/FUL
King St/Ellon Road is a main artery into Aberdeen. We are advised that the traffic volumes due tot he AWPR have reduced and in order to lock in this benefit there need to be some urgency to utilise freed up road space to more sustainable forms of transport.
And no - the parallel NCR1 isn't suitable. It's hilly with cobbles and have weird diverts. as a tourist route through the university and Old Aberdeen, its fine.
This stretch of pavement is signed as shared cycle/footpath but is really too narrow and obstructed for this use.
Shared cyclepath fizzles out with a short length of a parallel roadway providing the infill. Uncomfortable.
This is a 40mph distributor road which is currently fairly quiet. But many houses are planned in this location. It would have been helpful if the pavement has been built a bit wider and designated as a shared path/cycleway. Even better would be an actual cycleway but we can press for that with the development.
The pavement around the Blackdog roundabout is the logical route for cyclist to transit from Blackdog towards Potterton and until the Blackdog-Murcar cycleway is built, those brave enough to venture onto the dual carriageway will use the pavements to get onto and off more suitable roads
It would be helpful if the designation would change and the surface revisited. Pity is wasn't built wider to shared path standards.
With a existing cyclepath on south-west of roundabout and a proposed cyclepath on the north east side, the issue of a crossing at the Murcar roundabout needs to be resolved.
While part of new Balmedie-Blackdog route is tarmac, the southern portion has been left as gravel/ground and will undoubtedly get worse in winter. Funds are being sought to improve.
Consultation open until 18th August 2019 on cycleway as shown.
Unresolved issue of connections into Blackdog from bus stop on dual carriageway and connection at Murcar onto existing shared cyclepath on west side of dual carriageway.
The London Borough of Hounslow is consulting on the Local Plan Reviews for the Great West Corridor and West of Borough opportunity areas. The Local Plans set out planning guidelines for major developments in the respective areas. Each Plan includes a section on "Connecting People and Places" that covers transport aspects of developments.
Steve Curran, the Leader of Hounslow Council, refers to the negative impacts of major roads crossing the Great West Corridor area in his foreword. "Attractive alternatives to the private car" described in pp74-83 of the consultation document include improved walking and cycling infrastructure. Proposals for two new rail links will be rather more expensive.
Councillor Curran expresses concern about the environmental impact of a Third Runway at Heathrow Airport on the West of Borough area but also points out the regeneration opportunities. "Attractive alternatives to the private car" described in pp78-85 of the consultation document include improved cycling and walking infrastructure.
Reserved matters application pursuant to outline approval 06/0796/OUT (amended by Section 73 approval 17/2258/S73) for: an R and D Enabling Building of 13,197 sqm; an Amenities Hub of 3,261 sqm; associated car, motorbike and cycle parking including a Multi Storey Car Park; a temporary Multi Use Games Area; hard and soft landscaping; and internal roads, supporting facilities and ancillary infrastructure.
Astrazeneca Uk Ltd Cambridge Biomedical Campus Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 0AA
Application reference : 19/1070/REM
19/1010/FUL | Conversion and extensions to the existing buildings including demolition of the existing block to the rear of 1 Godesdone Road to deliver a mixed use development comprising a ground floor retail space and 12 1xbed residential units (net increase 9) to the rear and above along with cycle parking and associated infrastructure. | 185-189 Newmarket Road And 1 Godesdone Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8HA
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
Creation of a cycle storage area equiped with racks to facilitate appprox 200 cycles following removal of a large white birch tree to undertake repairs to building caused by tree roots.
Robinson College, Porters Lodge Grange Road Cambridge CB3 9AN
Application reference : 19/0926/FUL
Demolition of existing flats 66-80b Colville Road and erection of 69 affordable dwellings, including 6 houses and 63 apartments, including resident and public car parking, landscaping and associated works
66-80B Colville Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 9EJ
Application reference : 19/1034/FUL
Created by Joe Adam // 1 thread
The A14 works have closed the east side pavement/cyclepath for some amount of time.
This either forces people to cross the rode via 4 toucan crossings (and cycle or walk up a very narrow stretch) which is technically not a cycle path I believe. Alternatively people have to cycle on road across a busy 2 lane 60mph limit roundabout.
Created by Peter Loader // 1 thread
Create an unsegregated cyclist/walker area in the paved area that was produced when the northern arm of Northway, Rickmansworth became traffic-free. Call it Northway Square. This would become the centre of Rickmansworth's cycling/walking network, with Bikeability level 2 routes leading:
* To National Cycle Network Route 61 (The Colne Valley Trail at the Aquadrome), to Mill End, and to Maple Cross.
* To Rickmansworth Station, to Chorleywood, and to The Cedars Estate,
* To Croxley Green, via Three Rivers District Council's car park.
Upgrade the existing public footpath to a bridleway so the route remains on the definitive map.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
The section of East Road at the police station end, with the cycle lane, suffers from absolutely rife pavement parking and parking in the cycle lane.
The draft Tower Hamlets Transport Strategy aims to improve the way we move around our borough.
Tower Hamlets is one of the country's fastest growing boroughs. Our roads are the busiest in the UK.
77 per cent of our residents are exposed to unsafe pollution levels, children in the borough have on average up to ten per cent less lung capacity and 43 per cent of Year 6 school children are overweight or obese.
According to Public Health England, pollution is linked to increasing rates of asthma, heart disease, dementia, lung cancer and low birth weight.
The new strategy aims to address these concerns and look at what the council and residents can do to make travel cleaner, safer and accessible for everyone.
Promoting walking and cycling is at the heart of plans to help meet the Mayor of London’s target that 90 per cent of all trips in the borough should be made on foot, by cycle or by using public transport by 2041.
Over the next two months, the council will be asking all those who live and work in the borough to get involved, share their ideas and help shape the future of travel in Tower Hamlets.
Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2413/17/OL as varied by Section 73 application S/4116/18/VC for the erection of up to 200 residential dwellings (including 40% affordable housing), demolition of no. 117 Rampton Road, introduction of structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and children's play area, surface water flood mitigation and attenuation, vehicular access points from Rampton Road and associated ancillary works.
Land Off, Rampton Road, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
Application reference : S/2549/19/RM
Tom McKeown // 1 thread
The mouth of Cotteham Road is wide and fast. How do we get this improved? Especially in the context of the new school.
Ealing Council is consulting on a new scheme for the area outside Ealing Broadway station.
Reduction in Cycle Parking
As part of the scheme, Ealing Council plans to remove 59 cycle stands on and near Haven Green and replace them with 29 stands along the Broadway. This will remove parking for 60 bicycles. As Haven Green is common land, the cycle stands on the grass are only temporary. At some point they will need to be removed. Ealing Cycling Campaign has repeatedly urged the council to earmark a site near Ealing Broadway station for permanent cycle parking. A good location would be the car park along the south side of Haven Green. Unfortunately the council has still not been successful in acquiring the required land, and has not yet decided to instigate compulsory acquisition procedures, or otherwise escalate the process.
At times of peak demand, the cycle stands near Ealing Broadway fill up, and people lock bicycles to trees and other objects. With the arrival of the Elizabeth Line and the new cycleway to Greenford, the demand for cycle parking at the station will grow.
Where’s the Cycle Lane?
The new plans don’t include the contraflow cycle lane (below) the council promised six years ago.
For over 20 years Ealing Cycling Campaign has lobbied the council to build a contraflow cycle path to run along the east side of Haven Green (but not on the common) to link the Mall with the roundabout at Madeley Road. This will provide a direct route to and from Ealing Broadway station so people don’t have to cycle around the Arcadia Centre and Haven Green. In 2013, the council included the cycle path in its mini Holland plans. However, it has disappeared from the latest proposals. This goes against the council’s transport policy for its cycle network, which states: “Where one-way streets are implemented, the default position will be that contra-flow cycle lanes will be provided.”
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Created by Paul James // 1 thread
The cycleways along the Thames Path and along Ducks Walk are not connected with the south/east side cycleway across Twickenham Bridge and only to the north/west side cycleway via a long detour through Old Deer Park or along The Avenue.
A ramped way down from the bridge would create a useful route for people into and out of Richmond town center that is currently only possible by using two flights of steps.
There are a number of chicane barriers along this shared use path, however the barriers are very close together making them extremely tight and awkward to pass through on a standard bicycle without dismounting. People on larger bicycles would have no chance. There are 4 barriers in total, 3 of them along the short stretch of the NCR5. In the picture there is another barrier in the distance and another behind, the forth is on the bend further down the path.
Created by Rosalind Lund // 1 thread
further to the piece in newsletter 128, I wonder if any thought has been given to the difficulty of turning right into Emmanuel Street if you are coming towards the town centre from St Andrew's Street? We go fairly often to the Arts Cinema and this is the obvious way for us to go home, but it is impossible to turn right on the correct side of the bollard at present as it is designed only for left turning cycles coming out of town. There is, however, nothing to suggest that such a right turn is illegal.
At the moment it is possible to cycle from Cambridge Road, near Madingley, to Girton, on a bridleway that crosses over the A428 and then passes under the M11 at the Girton Interchange. You can then cross three roads (A1307) and reach a pavement on the North-East side of the Interchange. Using the pavement you can then reach Washpit Lane and cycle up towards Girton. (The pavement is marked as a shared-use route on the OSM Cycle map, although I am not sure that it really is.)
Apart from having to be careful when crossing the A1307 junction it is a rather pleasant route to ride.
The Girton Interchange is being "improved" to reduce the bottleneck for cars. Does anyone know what plans there are to ensure that the current route through remains open and whether there are plans to improve the bridleway route through? Or will this be another example of roads being developed to the detriment of footpaths/bridleways.
The side roads that access the avenue are a danger to the users of the shared path. This is especially prevalent on the northbound side in the mornings. Cars seem to have two modes:
1) stationary avenue traffic - approach at speed and hit the anchors in time not to hit the queue
2) no queue on avenue - approach at speed hoping not to have to stop. Then go for it or again hit the anchors.
In both stopping cases this blocks the crossing for the cycle/pedestrian
Ideally there would be an advance giveaway line/colored tarmac to identify the possibility of crossing bikes/pedestrians
Created by timlennon // 1 thread
Initial quietway consultation from Richmond. This is a thread to build RCC's response
RAISED AT PUBLIC MEETING 10-04-2014
The infamous missing link in the Llanfoist-Brynmawr cycle path (route 46) is a huge barrier to its safe use by children as well as those who find the steep section of the diversion route impossible to climb.
Over the past couple of years of regularly cycling between Waterbeach and Cambridge on NCN11 I have noticed that the path between Waterbeach and Baits Bite Lock is in really bad repair and is getting gradually worse. I have been in touch with the council to ask them to repair it, and they told me that as far as they are concerned the path is only a footpath, and they have no obligation to maintain it to a standard suitable for bikes. Sustrans tells me they have no responsibility for maintaining that section of the route, and that the council should be responsible for it.
It seems absurd to allow the path to fall into total disrepair, but at the moment it doesn't seem like anyone recognises any obligation for its upkeep.
I am happy to go out occasionally with some secateurs and chop off the more annoying bits of greenery, but the path needs resurfacing and that feels a bit beyond me!
Does anyone have any experience with this sort of problem? Have they come across it on other sections of the NCN?
Pinch-point at zebra crossing where cyclists are forced to share space with traffic that is often speeding. Cars try to squeeze past cyclists or brake suddenly.
The current Barton to Cambridge off road cycle path starts at the White Horse in Barton. During term time Cambridge bound traffic is now backed up and slow moving throughout Barton along the A603. This leaves no clear safe route for cyclists. The road has white hatchings down the middle and would be wide enough for a proper on-road cycle lane to leave a safe passage past the queuing vehicles.
I watch in wonder and amazement as the new cycle lane alongside the A41 from Mostyn lights to the zoo is completed - with lamposts in th emiddle of the path - not to mention a three legged road sign which I am sure will make passage impossible.
I will investigate more and take photos....
There is a campaign to get Google (who are currently building their new HQ in the King's Cross development) to provide this much-need bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. See http://googlebridge.kccp.org.uk/ .
This consultation seeks to gather your views on Hackney Council’s proposals for improving the environment for cycling and walking and controlling traffic flow on Oldhill Street between Stamford Grove East and Feldman Close, including:
• a one-way system on Oldhill Street from Stamford Grove East to Feldman Close
• a School Street to make it safer and easier for children to walk and cycle to school.
The one-way system will serve to stop people driving vehicles along the footway outside Tyssen School.
For the School Street, the same section of Oldhill Street will temporarily become a pedestrian- and cycle-only zone for 45 minutes at school opening and closing times whilst maintaining access for residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists. This will tackle congestion at the school gates and improve the environment and safety for those travelling to school.
Residents and businesses who live and work on this section of Oldhill Street will be able to register for an exemption so they can still get to and from their homes and businesses by vehicle.
A northern stretch of Bristol's waymarked "Concorde Way" runs along a quiet residential street, Wordsworth Road. On the newest housing development as Bristol gives way to South Gloucestershire there is a barrier between the end of Wordsworth Road and the start of Eighth Avenue to prevent motor vehicles passing through. There is a raised curb, offset railings and large grey concrete bollards and only a narrow passage either side of one bollard for cyclists to ride through. Tricycles, cargo bikes, or trailers might be to be lifted over the raised curb. In dusk or darkness neither the bollards nor the curb are easy to see. There is a light on the traffic sign offering some help, but a less intimidating arrangements or reflective/high-visibility surfaces could be considered.
The Cottenham to Histon cycleway needs improvement.
The traffic lights at Eagle Street were timed such that travelling eastbound you would always get caught at the second set unless you were extremely fast setting off. After discussions with the council and it brought up at the Sustainability Forum by Cllr Smart, it was fixed to increase the length of time that those lights were green, and was great as you always knew you could get through the second set of lights without having to wait unless you just went through the earlier ones just before they went red.
However over the past few days the signal timing has changed back to the older timing where the probability of getting through the second set is virtually nil. In an ideal world they would be phased such that the first set would go green, then the second set would go green several seconds later at the point where you would be arriving at them, rather than having them change to green almost at the same time.
Apparently TfL commissioned "...to explore the opportunity of a pedestrian river crossing ....". They may not think bikes should also be included, but they should!
Footbridges at Mortlake railway station should be fitted with troughs to enable cyclists to easily wheel bicycles to the other platform. Cyclists frequently carry bicycles over the footbridge, as per the photo - one going in each direction!
It is a constant problem that car drivers think it is acceptable to park in this particular spot.
The single yellow needs upgrading to double yellow lines ( is this enforced anyway ) OR we need hard infrastruture design which prevents such selfish behaviour.
Added to reduce confict with pedestrians at back of Leith Academy.
Will act as a barrier to long bikes, trailers and probably buggies and wheelchairs.
The Road between Great Wilbraham and Fulbourn is very well used by Cyclists, runners and walkers throughout the year. It is a single track road with a 60 MPH speed limit. A bicycle path here would encourage more people to cycle to Fulbourn and Cambridge. The path would significantly improve safety for cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
The primary route between Crediton and Exeter is the narrow and busy A377. It has been the site of at least one cycling fatality near Newton St Cyres.
An alternative route is possible using the lanes north of the A377 through Sweetham. However this route is compromised at both ends - at Exeter in the Cowley Bridge area and in Crediton by the approach along the A3072.
Development of a safe route is belived to be of high priority.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
There's a very poor dogleg right-angle with barriers at the entrance/exit from the West Cambridge site to Clerk Maxwell Road.
This should be turned into a wide splay with good visibility.
Improving the connectivity from Bourne Hill over the A14 to Wherestead with dropped kerbs, allowing cycling and signing as a cycle route would be a step in the process to improving cycle access south from Ipswich to various places including Jimmy's Farm (a family leisure venue, which should be cycleable to by a family with young children), Shotley Peninsula, and the land route to Harwich International ferry port for cycling to The Netherlands.
Need considerably more bicycle parking at the shopping centre. The few racks here are often overfull.