Things tagged 'dutch-style'

4 issues found for 'dutch-style':

  • Dutch style roundabout for A14/B1113 south of Claydon

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    The roundabout at the south end of Claydon under the A14 is pretty horrible for pedestrians and cyclists. It would be extremely useful if this could be upgraded to a Dutch style roundabout with:

    * tighter entrances and exits will slow down vehicles to a safer speed while cyclists and pedestrians are around. The current dimensions are only ok when there are no cyclists or pedestrians around and it's safe for motors to go fast.
    * single lane entrances and exit will make is easier to cross each arm. There would be no zig zag in the island.
    * cycle track with separate pavement for pedestrians outside the roundabout, thus preventing conflict between the 3 modes of transport.
    * cycle track crossing at 90 degrees to the road to aid visibility between different modes of transport.

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  • Dutch Style Infrastructure for the end of Bristol to Bath Railway Path

    Created by David Wilcox // 1 thread

    Proposal
    To provide a shared use facility on St Phillips Road that links the Toucan Crossing on Midland Road with the Bristol Bath Railway Path. The route will then continue on a traffic calmed Horton Street

    Rationale
    The Railway Path is one of the City's busiest parks, with an estimated 5,000 sustainable transport journeys made along the St. Philips end of the path each day either by foot or by bike. With this volume of traffic using the path, it is unsatisfactory that users are channelled into St Philips Road into a busy industrial estate. Since the bus priority measures on West Street and Old Market on the A420 corridor, there has been an increase in private motor vehicles using St Philips Road as a rat-run causing conflict with the volume of cycle traffic. The end journey for users of the Railway Path acts as a barrier to new cyclists.

    An improved link form the railway path to Temple Meads would help achieve the Local Enterprise Site aims for sustainable transport and will help to provide for the 17,000 employees at the site.

    Part of the 2013 Bristol City Council LSTF proposals.

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  • Marlborough Street to Park Row, Bristol Dutch Style Cycle Infrastructure.

    Created by David Wilcox // 3 threads

    Proposal
    To investigate options to provide a safe, continuous route from St James Barton Roundabout to the top of Park Street.

    Rationale
    Marlborough Street/Upper Maudlin Street/Perry Road/Park Row (known as the Scope Route) is the most desirable route for cyclists from the east of the city to the University, the Triangle, Clifton etc but is heavily trafficked with little cycle provision.

    Research has identified three key perceptions that deter people from taking up cycling: lack of personal safety; inconvenience; poor image. Experience from countries in northern Europe shows conclusively that in order for cycling to become a mass activity attracting all ages and abilities these perceptions have to be tackled and potential cyclists must believe they will feel safe, valued and normal. Facilities are needed that form a coherent network, separate cyclists from fast, high volume traffic and offer them a high degree of priority and convenience both on main routes and local roads. The purpose of Bristol's 'Design Cycling' work programme is to create a network and that is convenient, safe and provides speedy access all over the city. A network which a 12 year old would feel comfortable using.

    Part of the 2013 Bristol City Council LSTF proposals.

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  • Old Market Dutch Style Infrastructure, Bristol

    Created by David Wilcox // 0 threads

    Proposal
    Improve the public realm of Old Market

    Rationale
    Old Market functions as the primary eastern entrance and maintains one of the most important historical collections of historic buildings in the city. Its unique character, central location and distinct identity make it an ideal place for regeneration. To encourage investment and regeneration, a scheme is proposed which seeks a reworking of the buses to provide stops at the edge of the street along with wider footpaths, cycle facilities and de-cluttering of signage and lining and a higher quality public realm.

    Part of the 2013 Bristol City Council LSTF proposals.

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