From the Whitesands all the crossings around Nith Place are toucan crossings. However, the current set up doesn't make it comfortable for pedestrians or cyclists for someone cycling to the High Street.
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From the Whitesands all the crossings around Nith Place are toucan crossings. However, the current set up doesn't make it comfortable for pedestrians or cyclists for someone cycling to the High Street.
These streets are pedestrianised and should allow free movement of people on bikes too.
There is no clear route through the housing here to join the shared use path on Park Road.
This is a 20mph zone. A main cycling route rejoins the road here. A build out would discourage people parking cars on the dropped kerb here, which happens on a daily basis. A protected joining bit similar to that on Newton Road would be great.
This is a 20mph zone. A main walking route crosses the road here. Visibility isn't good particularity when crossing from West to East - a build out would help pedestrians have a better view and discourage people parking cars on the dropped kerbs.
"The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working
and visiting the borough. These changes aim to create an environment that will encourage
more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.
Our Transport Strategy includes a Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan, which recognises that local
streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, walk and cycle on. They are places where
we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration is to reclaim Hackney’s streets from motor
traffic congestion and transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods
One key objective for this proposal is to create a safer, more pleasant environment for
cycling on the CS1 route through the De Beauvoir area.
Back in autumn 2015 Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Hackney Council
consulted on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De Beauvoir area that assists users
of the CS1 route. These proposed modal filters have now been introduced.
One of the proposals that was not taken forward at that time was a zebra crossing on
Englefield Road near the junction of Culford Road. From continued feedback from residents,
and users of the CS1 route through this area, the Council has now reviewed the design and
location which provides a safe crossing point for cyclists, as well as pedestrians, crossing
Englefield Road. Please see the drawing attached for more detail.
Introducing this duel crossing point on Englefield Road at Culford Road will also allow the
relocation of two of the existing modal filters to be moved to this new crossing point. Modal
filters are closures to motorised traffic that still allow access for pedestrians and cyclists. "
The council is undertaking a public consultation on its draft third Local Implementation Plan (LIP). This is a statutory document that outlines how Sutton will contribute to meeting the outcomes and objectives in the new Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, published earlier this year. It also outlines key proposals for transport schemes in the borough for the next three years (to 2021) and longer term ambitions to 2041.
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Maybe it because I ride a bike with narrow tyres, or am over cautious, but ....
The new LED lighting they've installed has effectively made the path narrower (and it's already too narrow). I don't want to ride over slippery glass, and in a few places they've actually installed them on the bend (Shelford end on the inside of the bend, which was already tricky because of the manhole cover), and at the Addenbrooke's end when joining after coming under the bridge.
Why didn't they install them between the white lines like the old ones.
Am I worrying too much (I cycle 400+ miles a week, so like to think I'm relatively good at looking out for dangers) ?
The A111 Chase Side is a useful and direct commuting and leisure route for cyclists, linking Southgate and Cockfosters. Safety improvements are needed for cyclists using the road, particularly at central refuges forming pinch points where close passes are a frequent risk.
More extensive infrastructure, utilising wide verges, service roads and semi-segrated lanes, could provide a safe route to increase levels of cycling to local schools, shops and sports facilities.
Convert the footway along the A111 Cockfosters Road to shared use between the entrance to Trent Park and Waggon Road. This would link with the existing segregated cycle track from Cockfosters tube station to Trent Park and to Sustrans Route NCN 12 and Hadley Wood train station. It would allow residents in new developments along Cockfosters Road and the large planned development within Trent Park to cycle to both stations and beyond.
The A111 is narrow and busy, with insufficient room to overtake a cyclist safely if there is oncoming traffic. Motorists can be aggressive and pass cyclists very closely, so only the bravest cyclists use this road. During morning and evening commutes there are long queues of traffic, making it difficult and unpleasant to use the road on a bicycle.
The footway on the west side of the road has very few pedestrians and is wide enough to allow dual use or be upgraded to segregated use. It also has dropped kerbs to allow cyclists to cross side roads.
An 80 metre length of Chalk Lane is one-way northbound, preventing use by southbound cyclists wanting to avoid the busy A111 between Hadley Woods bridleway and Cockfosters Station, where there is a safe Pelican crossing onto the cycle track linking to Oakwood and beyond.
An 80 metre long contraflow for cyclists would fix the missing link and provide a safe and mostly off road cycle route all the way from Enfield to High Barnet.
London Cycle Design Standards state: "Unless there are over-riding reasons not to, there should be a presumption that contraflow cycling should be provided for in any one-way street." (4.3.9 Two-way cycling in one-way streets).
Chalk Lane used to be two-way until a new housing estate was built in Verwood Drive, when it was made one-way to stop too many cars emerging onto the A111 next to the tube and bus station. However, there is no reason to stop cyclists.
Camden is consulting on:
The direction of motor traffic flow i.e.
– should it remain as it is now (eastbound between Gower Street and Judd Street and westbound between Gower Street and Tottenham Court Road)
– or change to westbound through the entire stretch between Judd Street and Tottenham Court Road
They also ask support for further improvements (including stepped tracks and widened footways) subject to funding being available
Quite a few improvements to junctions, change to the flow of one way, improvements and extension of 20mph zone and removal of speed cushions
Details of Proposed Improvements
The proposed improvements include the following main features, as detailed on the attached Plan Overview:
A. Width restrictions with priority give-ways to replace existing refuge islands, and speed cushions. (refer to details 3,4,11 &12)
There have been several complaints regarding noise and vibration associated with vehicles (especially buses and large vehicles) driving at speed over the cushions. Parents have expressed a sense of vulnerability while crossing at the refuge islands. The existing carriageway width do not allow widening of the refuge islands, which would be the ideal solution, and therefore width restrictions are proposed. This will provide more footway space for pedestrians and a shorter distance to cross. In addition, the safety risks of vehicles driving on the wrong side of the refuge island observed on site can be avoided.There have been several complaints regarding noise and vibration associated with vehicles (especially buses and large vehicles) driving at speed over the cushions. Parents have expressed a sense of vulnerability while crossing at the refuge islands. The existing carriageway width do not allow widening of the refuge islands, which would be the ideal solution, and therefore width restrictions are proposed. This will provide more footway space for pedestrians and a shorter distance to cross. In addition, the safety risks of vehicles driving on the wrong side of the refuge island observed on site can be avoided.
B. Reversal of one-way on Anton Crescent. (refer to details, 4, 7, 8, & 9)
The current direction of one-way on Anton Crescent results in regular congestion outside the school during drop-off and pick up times which at times impacts the flow of traffic on Collingwood Road. Reversing the direction will provide more queuing space for school traffic on Anton Crescent thus minimise impact on Collingwood Road.
C. Raised junction entry treatment. (refer to details, 4, 5 & 10)
The raised entry treatments will provide a level surface for pedestrians when crossing side roads and will help to slow down the in and out movement of traffic.
D. Improvement to walking routes leading to school. (refer to details, 3, 7, 8 & 9)
The area adjacent to the school entrance will be raised. It is proposed to surface the existing grass verge on Anton Crescent adjacent to No. 298 Collingwood Road and widen the footway from the entrance to the Wetlands access leading up to the school entrance to improve walking routes.
E. Signage and road markings.
School warning signs, elderly crossing, weight restriction, bridge height and speed limit signs will be reviewed and adjusted or new ones provided where necessary. 20mph roundels will be refreshed and more added to emphasize the speed limit in the area.
Pelican zebra but also parking bays added to North side and double yellows on the other.
Not much info on link, but the proposal is here https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/talbotroad/user_uploads/rotherfield-rd---talbot-rd---improvement-plan.pdf
Changes around All Saints Carshalton Primary school
"proposals to improve the flow of traffic and improve the environment for residents, traders, pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport and reduce the number of local car trips. Funding for this scheme is available from Transport for London."
How is this going to achieve this by creating a few parking bays and a new sign for a car park?
It has been reported to me by several cyclists that the north east bound approach to Pownall Rd / Fore Hamlet junction is dangerous and in at least one case has involved cyclist injuries. From personal experience i can say it is a dangerous junction. Motorist frustration occurs because of long tailbacks and the temptation is to use the bus lane
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"As part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), Westminster City Council is proposing to introduce a number of new measures around Marylebone High Street and Paddington Street. These interventions will sit alongside the behaviour change measures already undertaken as part of the LEN programme."
Details of these proposals are set out below, showing the existing and proposed arrangements, as well as information on the rationale. Once implemented, these proposals will be the first of their kind in Westminster. If you would like to comment on the proposals or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm on 5th December 2018. Responses will be considered before proceeding with the next stages of design and implementation."
North of Scarborough Bridge in York, there is an excellent off-road cycle track (part of Route 65 to Beningborough Hall) which is very well-used. Unfortunately there is very little lighting on this track, except for where there are adjacent houses, so it is extremely difficult to use after dark. As it is much more hazardous to ride in traffic after dark in winter, it is doubly annoying that the track is in effect out of bounds at night. People in dark clothing, dogs, other unlit cyclists ( :( ) and in some places, cows, make it far too hazardous to use without lights. A quick and cheap improvement which would go some way towards making it useable without disturbing the local wildlife with bright lights, would be lining both sides of the track with solar 'runway' lights. Once they are in, the only maintenance required for these is to keep the grass cut back so they aren't obscured.
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How could we make Chesterton Road better and safer for cycling and walking?
'Cycle parking has been designed above the Council’s current standards- Cycle Parking in Residential Developments (2010). The flats are provided with a covered and secure cycle store integrated into the footprint of the proposed new building and accommodating 17No. Cycles and 1No. Cargo bay. The store will be fitted with steel Sheffield cycle stands spaced in accordance with Diagram 3 of the above guide. Access gates/doors are to be a minimum of 1m width where required. A further 10No. cycle spaces are proposed to the front of the development for visitors and 9No. Spaces provided in a separate store for the commercial units.'
Initial investigation of the ground floor plan reveals this seems to be true.
They have also claimed to reserve a 2.0m strip of land along the highway boundary for future Eastern Gate related improvements.
No issues detected.
Mixed use development for ground floor commercial space (Use Classes A1, A2, B1 and D1) with 13 residential units (including 25% affordable) above comprising of 3 x 2bed flats and 10 x 1bed flats along with car and cycle parking following demolition of the existing buildings on site.
212-214 Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8JL
Application reference : 18/1679/FUL
Proposes 32 cycle parking spaces for residential + office use split into two areas of 22 and 10. They seem to be well-dimensioned. The only outstanding question is security: there does not appear to be any access control.
Extension and alterations to No.25-27 High Street, erection of new buildings to provide a total of nine new residential units and associated infrastructure and works (following part demolition on all three floors).
25-27 High Street Chesterton Cambridge CB4 1NQ
Application reference : 18/1703/FUL
Northstowe Phase 2 strategic engineering elements including cycleways.
See 'Town General Plans'
Interesting that they plan significant stretches of protected & segregated bidirectional cycleway including protected & segregated junctions. Although in some sections these mysteriously turn into shared-use pavements, and it's not clear why, since there's plenty of space...
Cycleway / footway kerb is a 45-degree type, better than 90-degree but still steeper than a forgiving kerb.
There's also a link from Dry Drayton Road included & also an overpass of that road for some reason (part of A14 works?).
Reserved Matters for landscaping and layout for Strategic Engineering Elements in relation to Phase 2 following outline planning permission S/2011/14/OL. An Environmental Impact Assessment was required at the time of the Outline submission and an Environmental Statement was submitted at that time.
Land South Of, Longstanton Road, Oakington, Cambs, CB24 3AB
Application reference : S/4208/18/RM
Westminster City Council is consulting on its City Plan for the period 2019-2040. This is the Council's local plan, which sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built where.
Westminster City Council is consulting on its Local Implementation Plan 3 (LIP3) Delivery Plan, through which the Council applies to TfL for funding for the period 2019/20 to 2021/22 to implement transport improvements that accord with the Mayor's Transport Strategy.
This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:
The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
Cyclists use this route on the A602 between Stony Hills and the Sacombe Pound junction when travelling between Hertford and Dane End. Planning Application PL\0852\17 covers Ware Road and includes changes to the Stony Hills and sacombe Pound junctions.
The A602 carries heavy traffic and this scheme is designed to improve traffic flows along the A602, mainly by realigning and adding right-turn lanes between Stevenage and Ware:
- Vehicles turning right are blocking traffic behind, causing delays.
- Tight bends and poor visibility make the road less safe than it could be.
- Often long queues at junctions.
Construction works for Hertford Road junction, Stevenage; Anchor Lane, Westmill Road and the A10 junction near Ware are now planned to start in August 2017.
Further planning applications have been submitted for Ware Road and the A119 roundabout.
The planning case officer is Sharon Threlfall. Comments can be sent to email@example.com
Important connection to get from Gilmerton Rd to Liberton Rd/Mayfield Rd/Kings Buildings, but road surface is badly cratered with some deep holes in blind corners.
This short section of The Vineyard is one way street. Opening this up to 2 way for cyclists - through signage and a 20mph limit - would improve permeability for cyclists in Richmond centre.
Route proposal for the link from Prospect Road/Verulamium Park to the start of the Alban Way.
The route is a shared, wide, pavement with a width around 3 metres- in line with minimum width for a shared route.
Documents are available at http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/planning/Planningpolicy/greenring/hccsiteb.aspx
Please have a look at the thread on this as there are a few point which STACC will bring out, you may want to consider these in your response.
Please return any comments to Clare Martin via phone, email or post.
Please also contact Clare if you have any further queries about the proposed works.
Project Engineer, Integrated Transport Planning
Postal Point CHO317
Hertfordshire County Council, Leahoe Annexe, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DN
t: 01992 658478 Comnet / Internal: 58478
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St Michael's Road can be a useful local route for west-bound cyclists avoiding the central junction in Headingley and its approach roads, dominated by queuing traffic or parked cars.
The current configuration could be improved to allow cyclists approaching the junction to cross directly from St Michael's Rd into the cycle box immediately in front of the traffic lights at the northern extremity of Cardigan Road.
A dedicated traffic signal, coordinated with the parallel pedestrian crossing (to the extreme right of the image), would allow cyclists to cross from the island in the foreground to the advanced stop line in the far lane.
These improvements would require very little actual ground work, instead making use of smarter signal control. Further adjustments to the sequencing could see cyclists granted a synchronized left turn into Kirkstall Lane.
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The tucan crossing is out of phase with the lights at Church Road meaning that traffic coming along the A316 into Kew Rd is not held at the tucan but is then stopped at Church Rd so that cyclists and pedestrians have to wait for traffic to enter Kew Rd.
Re-phase the lights so that the tucan crossing is red for the roadway at the same time that it is red for the lights at Church Rd, so that there is a single green phase along the cycleway across the end of Kew Rd.
RAISED AT PUBLIC MEETING 10-04-2014
There are relatively shallow paths that run from both ends of the bridge down to the A4143, but both have shallow steps that stop them being useful to cyclists. This means that people heading out of the hospital wanting to cycle down the A4143 towards Llanfoist have to cross the road with the traffic, rather than the safer alternative of crossing the bridge and coming down the ramp.
Note that openstreetmap's map of this is incorrect. I'll submit a correction (11-04-2014)
Always been a bit of a problem - worse for pedestrians than cyclists.
Detailed (re-)design is apparently underway.
I have just posted a blog about Bristol's Strategic Cycling Network, which I wanted to share with you. I would in fact very much welcome some feedback, and I hope this blog generates a bit of discussion.
Merry Christmas all.
The garage at the end of radcliffe road uses the end of this road as a car storage area, which often results in the access onto the cyclepath being obstructed.
Comment from October 2014 Cycle Ipswich meeting:
"Belle Vue Road is very steep for a recommended cycle route."
It's marked on the Ipswich Cycle Route Map.
Hello, I'm wondering how many other Cambridge cyclists have shared the experience I've had (about once per month now) regarding a particular elderly lady who insists that bikes are not allowed on the "footpath" adjacent to the Trumpington allotments, between Shelford Rd & the new busway in CB2. This path seems clearly demarcated as a shared pedestrian-cycle path on the cycle maps provided at the council link (below). However, it is not clearly labeled as such on the path itself, leading her to become quite angry with any cyclist who gets near her & her dog while they're out walking (and obstructing the path to underscore her point). "It's a footpath" she yells, and storms away.
So my questions are 1) am I correct in interpreting the council map (below) as permitting bikes on this path and 2) how might one go about requesting proper signage, clearly saying bikes & pedestrians are both welcome?
Thanks for any feedback, Robert
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Access to QR10 from Fillyside Road requires either:
- Cycle across busy/fast road and up full height kerb
- Turn right onto busy/fast road for ~100m, turn left up dropped (but not flush) kerb
- Cycle on pavement and cross at traffic island
Any cyclist using this cycle lane is at risk from vehicles using the narrow main carriageway as they move into the cycle lane to make it around the corner.
This junction is newly designed and was installed in Summer 2012.
To investigate the purchase of land adjacent to the Bristol Bath Railway Path (BBRP) to provide a link to the Dings Railway Path which connects to Temple Meads station.
The BBRP is one of Britain’s busiest off-road pedestrian and cycle paths with over 5000 people using it daily. The current link to Bristol Temple Meads is via St Phillips Road and Horton Street, both of which can be heavily trafficked with vehicles travelling at speed. A continuation of an off road route into Temple Meads would be very popular and help achieve the Local Enterprise Site aims for sustainable transport.
Part of the 2013 Bristol City Council LSTF proposals.
Erection of Class A1 and Class A3/A5 units. Provision of highway works and alterations to access; parking; landscaping; service infrastructure; and associated works and improvements.
St Michaels Retail Park The Harrow Way Basingstoke Hampshire
Application reference : 16/04208/FUL
When cycling along western park road towards mutley. On sections that have speed bumps without the traffic islands/bollards, car/taxi drivers dangerously position their cars (across both lanes) at speed to avoid the speed bumps. Friday & Saturday nights is the worst time with the taxi's.
This section of the flagship National Cycle Network Route 1 on entering Ipswich is of particularly poor quality. There are nettles, brambles and other bushes overgrowning the very rough and narrow path. Is this really the quality of cycling that we want to show to Dutch cyclists coming over from the Netherlands who would have expected there to be a tarmaced cycle path that's a couple of metres wide. There is space to here to place a good surface.
Significant domestic car parking in the advisory cycle lane of westbound lane combines with heavy traffic jams to obstruct/block westbound passage to cyclists in rush hour. Generally there is a section of this route where pavement pushing is unavoidable
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This proposed Maple Cross to Shepherd Primary School cycle route follows the existing Maple Cross to Rickmansworth route as far as the Long Lane/Eastwick Crescent junction in Mill End.
The new part of the route consists of:
* Part of the new Long Lane residential service road.
* Part of Kenwood Drive.
* Part of the old Long Lane road.
* Rickmansworth Footpath 012 (upgraded to a bridleway).
* Beresford Road.
* Part of Penn Road.
* Part of the south east path through King George V Playing Fields, Mill End.
* The pathway leading to the new pedestrian entrance to Shepherd Primary School, near its cycle parking area.
No safe route from Collin to Dumfries town centre - the A75 is a dual carriageway along this stretch of road with no direct alternative route
Twice in the past week I have been cycling up St Johns to make a rh turn onto Cauldwell Hall and nearly been taken out by a driver taking the corner too fast as they travel north bound along Cauldwell Hall and turn down St Johns Rd.
The problems are too fast traffic on Cauldwell Hall and poor design at that junction , need an island to separate traffic.
I propose the creation of bike/bus scheme: a bus service for Sundays and Bank holidays leaving Cambridge Rail Station, heading out through Barton Road and linking Burwash Manor, Wimpole Hall, Gamlingay Woods, Great Gransden Woods etc in a circular route. Short cycle routes to be developed around villages along the route. Cyclists can choose the length of journey they want to make and be assured of a ride home by bus if they do not wish to cycle back to Cambridge...
A 24 cycle bike-trailer can be towed behind a 20 seater bus, providing sustainable tourism access to South Cambridgeshire and passenger transport services for settlements that do not currently have Sunday services. Please respond and state whether you would be interested in such a service.
When cycling west bound from Rope Walk into Eagle Street through the cycle filter (where cyclists are unaffected by the traffic signals except giving way to the traffic from the left), the width between the bollard and the kerb and the sudden left movement required make the travel through the junction more difficult especially when using bikes with trailers, cargo bikes. Ordinary bike users also find it difficult to use and will avoid it instead.
Proposals are coming forward for the redevelopment of part of the Cambridge University Pres Site as a single location for Cambridge Assessment. Some public engagement will apparently start in November