Things tagged 'barriers'

45 issues found for 'barriers':

  • Obstruction on Path

    Ian S // 1 thread

    There is a well used 'cut-through' between East Shore Way and Shore Avenue.

    About a year ago, wooden barriers were placed on the path which restrict the passage of bikes generally, but non standard bikes or push chairs specifically through the access path.

    This issue was reported to PCC who said they cannot do anything about it as they are on private land.

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  • Chicane barriers on shared use path

    Created by Andrew Butler // 1 thread

    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.

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  • Barriers on cycle route under dual carriageway off Weston St

    Created by Sam Wakeling // 2 threads

    The nominated cycle route to avoid the University roundabout goes down Weston St and under the underpass. Entry and exit to this underpass is obstructed by metal barriers.

    These make the route inconvenient for all people using bikes, and impossible to access for some recumbent, cargo bike, trailer or multi-wheeled disabled cycle users.

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  • London Cycle Network access via Westcoombe Avenue

    Created by MB // 1 thread

    Access for cyclists, pedestrians with buggies or wheelchairs is poor here. Pavement is not flush to carriageway, barriers effectively block access & there are oftern cars parked too. As a part of the 'London Cycle Network' (74) it is substandard. If the route is intended for cyclists, it should be made accessible to them. Other users (car drivers) should be prevented from blocking it.

    In addition, there is a 'cyclists dismount' sign!

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  • Nottm City Council Review of barriers on rights of way

    Created by Hugh McClintock // 1 thread

    Comments welcome please on this consultation about barriers on rights of way.

    Pedals believes that any kind of barriers should be avoided as far as possible, especially those of the A-frame design. If access controls really are needed they should take the form of bollards (or staggered bollards) rather than barrier.

    Message of 22 Feb 2016 from John Lee, Nottm City Council

    Morning all

    Some of you will recall taking part in its preparation.

    We are in the process of reviewing the attached Policy. The policy was in response to complaints about the design of barriers the council have used on rights of way to deal with motorcycles and users safety. Although barriers help deter illegal use some designs were causing problems for disabled citizens, mobility scooters, double buggies and cyclists. When deciding whether a barrier is the best solution for a particular problem/location, the policy has helped provide a consistent approach.

    As part of the review do you have any comments on the policy, for example is there anything else the policy should include so the rights of way network is kept free from unnecessary obstructions and is accessible by all? Please forward onto any contacts who may have an interest.

    Please could I have your comments by Monday 21st March.


    John Lee
    Public Rights of Way
    Traffic and Safety
    Development and Growth
    Nottingham City Council
    Loxley House
    Station Street
    NG2 3NG

    Tele: 0115 8765246
    Mobile: 07976 794880

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  • Teversham bike route entrance blocked off

    Created by Claire Taylor // 1 thread

    I can't see a thread/issue about this, although it has been there for 9 months now.

    At the end of march this year, the metal barriers shown appeared in Teversham, by the school, along with a sign indicating that the bike route starts at the barriers.

    Previously the path started earlier, near the school. I can understand this wasn't ideal, due to the school being there, however, there is now no way to access the bike path legally except by riding up a kerb and across the grass.

    I have therefore been carefully riding up to the gate since then when using this route.

    I was annoyed about this an considered complaining at the time but I foolishly assumed as long as I was careful this was a live and let live situation and everyone would be fine with it, but today someone gave me abuse for this, so now I am annoyed and wondering who I can complain to about the restriction of the cycle route that was there previously.

    Incidentally there was nothing up in the area about this happening, although I cycle through there regularly. (I don't live in Teversham though).

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  • Obstructed Path

    Created by Dawes Jaguar // 0 threads

    The multiple barriers here achieve nothing. All that is needed is the fence adjacent to the carriageway, and even that is debatable (since the road ends here). However, they do make cycling at best difficult and at worst impossible. Cycling should be encouraged here as the path is next to a school. Cycling to school would improve the life-long health of the children, and reduce the numbers of "school run" cars parked in Teazel Avenue, engines idling.

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  • Anti-Cycling Barriers

    Created by Dawes Jaguar // 0 threads

    These barriers make life awkward for pedestrians, as well as cyclists. It would be better if they were removed. Germany has opened up paths such as this to cyclists, and it hasn't resulted in blood on the streets. It has encouraged cycling, however.

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  • Cut-through on Lugtrout Lane

    Created by Bracken VanRyssen // 0 threads

    Currently there are pedestrian fences, bollards and curbs separating the two sections of Lugtrout Lane, preventing easy access from one section to the next and avoiding cycling along the 40 mph plus Damson Parkway. This would be an ideal point for some dropped curbs and appropriately spaced bollards to increase permeability for cyclists. There is clearly latent demand for a decent cut-through as the area to the left of the railings has had the grass worn away by the imprint of bicycle tyres.

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  • Maple Cross to Shepherd Primary School, Mill End

    Created by Peter Loader // 0 threads

    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.

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  • Gaywood Clock Junction

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    This junction complex obstructs key desire lines between the Gayton Road cycle track, the shops and National 1. It also has acknowledged air quality problems. The design is a relic of 1980s car-based thinking which even shoved the historic clock to one side

    The suggested diversions for Gayton Road - National 1 cycle journeys are a long way round on inferior roads and tracks, plus they don't serve the shops.

    In 2014, Advanced Stop Lines are being added to two approaches to the Queen Mary Road junction, but they only have left-hand entry and crush barriers remain on most corners. (County drawing ref PJ1074-TS-001A)

    This area is crying out for a redesign that discourages through motor traffic and gives more protected space for cycling and walking.

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  • Barriers between cycle path and housing estate

    Created by Matthew Phillips // 1 thread

    The cycle path across the top of the golf course has no barriers at either end but does not seem to suffer from abuse by motorcyclists. However at two or three locations along the path there are staggered half-barriers on paths which lead to the housing estate to the north.

    Barriers like this cause problems for longer cycles, such as tandems and recumbent cycles, as well as for families with child trailers or tag-alongs. Such barriers should preferably be removed and we need to seek to ensure that new developments do not introduce further barriers.

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  • 'Quick Wins' - minor cycling infrastructure improvements in Camden

    Created by George Coulouris // 2 threads

    Camden officers have indicated that they would like to receive prioritised list of suggestions for (very) minor improvements throughout the borough that will make cyclists feel better catered for. Examples of changes that will be considered:
    - dropped kerbs
    - obstructive barriers (i.e. anti-motor cycle barriers)
    - stretches of poor road surface (such that you have slow down on a Brompton or weave around holes)
    - Feeders into ASLs that are too short or non-mandatory

    Changes that shouldn't be suggested for this initiative include:
    - anything that would require a local consultation
    - anything that involves changes to parking provision
    - individual pot-holes

    To compile a list, we want suggestions from members. The Council's deadline is Monday November 25th. So can we have members' suggestions by Wednesday November 20th please. That will allow time for us to compile a list and circulate it here for comment.

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  • Barrières de l'hôpital

    Created by giminik // 0 threads

    Une nouvelle barrière a été installée sur près du garde barrière. On ne peut pas passer à vélo sans mettre le pied à terre et passer sur le trottoir.

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  • St. Mark's Road to Holloway cut-through

    Created by t1mmyb // 0 threads

    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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