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  • Barry Road Road traffic calming & Southwark Spine route consultation

    Created by Luce // 1 thread

    Overview Southwark became a 20mph borough in 2015. However, a review of average speeds has shown that in some areas speeds are much higher than this. On Barry Road average speeds exceed 24mph, with many vehicles exceeding 30mph. Residents have told us that these speeds can make the road dangerous for pedestrians and other road users. We have a responsibility to take action to ensure that legal speed limits are observed and protect the welfare of all road users. Our review of Barry Road concluded that speeds remained below 24mph between Upland Road and Peckham Rye, therefore this scheme only looks to address high speeds between Goodrich Road and Upland Road. Following TfL's Healthy Street guidelines, we have proposed a series of changes to the road which we think will bring speeds down to a more acceptable level and make the street a safer and more accessible environment for all. We are conducting this consultation to find your views on the measures we are proposing and whether there are additional actions we could take. Additionally, it has been proposed to alter the route of the planned Southwark Spine cycle route. This is intended to create a safe route for cyclists of all abilities. The route will now run along Goodrich Road and down the southern section of Barry Road, linking with the cycle quietway from Peckham Rye to Wimbledon. We are at the early stage of planning this, and would like your views on how we can make this section safe and accessible for all road users. Why We Are Consulting Local people are the experts on their area. We want to know what you think about these proposals, whether there are things we haven't considered or opportunities to make the plans even better. The questionnaire below includes a 'healthy streets' section, where we ask for a snapshot of conditions on Barry Road right now. This will help us assess your priorities, and also whether the changes we make achieve meaningful improvements for local people. Other sections consider the South (where the Southwark Spine is proposed to run), Middle and North parts of the road, so you can offer detailed comments on the proposals that affect you, if you wish. Please review the plans below before responding, and take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions. Your data will be anonymised and only used by the Highways team for the purpose described above. However, there is an option to provide us with an email address if you would like feedback on the outcomes from this survey, and to receive information about other Highways surveys and consultations in your area.

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  • Safer Walking and Cycling between NW Cambridge and Girton

    Created by David MacKay FRS // 1 thread

    Our campaign for safer walking and cycling to/from NWCambridge now has a petition and a first video (of five) summarising our position. See our new video summarising our petition: https://youtu.be/hIlQAzsU0js?t=1s I’d be delighted if you could promote this to your networks. Time is of the essence because a Senate House discussion is coming up [3 Nov 2015], and I will report the number of signatures on our petition there. (But signatures after the date will still be useful.) More information: http://tinyurl.com/EddingtonSafety The petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/EddingtonSafety Anyone is welcome to sign the petition; we ask people to use the Comment field to let us know if they are University Member / University employee / City resident / SouthCambs resident / etc. For twitter purposes the recommended hashtag is #EddingtonSafety and there is an @EddingtonSafety account too. Thanks very much David David J C MacKay FRS djcm1@cam.ac.uk Regius Professor of Engineering, Cambridge University Engineering Department Author of “Sustainable Energy - without the hot air” www.withouthotair.com and “Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms” www.inference.eng.cam.ac.uk/mackay/ Girton resident and parent. Cambridge Cycling Campaign Member

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  • Magdalene pinch point

    Tom McKeown // 1 thread

    Drivers ignoring the marked priority at Magdalene pinch point is a regular occurrence when faced with city bound riders. At times this can be very dangerous. Especially when large numbers of riders are forced into a very small gap between the vehicle and the bollards. I should imagine the situation is especially unpleasant travelling with small children. Also difficult to resolve with a wider cargo cycle, trailer or trike.

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  • Whiteladies tree removal

    Created by aSemy // 0 threads

    A tree on the side of East side of Whiteladies road (next to HSBC) has a notice stating that the tree will be removed and replanted. The tree is on the very wide pavement right next to the road, and the road is not wide enough for vehicles and cyclists: a pinch point. There is clearly enough space on Whiteladies road for a segregated cycle lane. It is a popular route used often by heavy traffic. With enough shifting of road lanes there's even enough room for an uphill cycle lane. Replanting the tree away from the road would remove one small obstacle and show evidence that BCC is looking towards improving cycling in the long run.

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  • Whiteladies Rd/Blackboy Hill new signalised crossing for St John's School - detailed drawings

    Created by Eric Booth // 1 thread

    Another pinch point issue being installed on Whiteladfies Rd as part of the St. John’s Primary School Expansion which links the school in Worrall Road to the new site at the old police station at Lower Redland Road. Looks bad at the moment as there's just the buildout but signals will follow. BCC Engineer states: "In terms of specific cycle facilities we are making a number of improvement to the area: Adding a 1.5 metre uphill cycle lane on Whiteladies Road near the Grove Road area (existing signalised crossing is to be removed). Adding a 1.5m uphill red surfaced cycle lane (without markings) through the crossing on Whiteladies Road near Lower Redland Road. Adding a continuous contra-flow cycle lane through the 2 one-way sections of Lower Redland Road (which was requested by cyclists in the area).

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  • Roundabout by Radnor Gardens

    Created by Chris Ruse // 2 threads

    I think I’m correct in saying that several months ago the kerb at the junction of Strawberry Vale and Waldegrave Road was realigned with the result that the cycle lane that had previously continued up to the stop line was cut short at the point where the kerb was realigned. Photo 1341 -1 shows this quite clearly. I cycle along this road fairly frequently and had recognised this as a dangerous point for a cyclist but did nothing about it other than taking care. On Monday however my alertness paid off as a large lorry overtook me about 8 – 9 metres back from the stop line. Had I not braked hard it would have undoubtedly have hit me. The alignment of the kerb creates a pinch point which a cyclist is funnelled into without any warning. It appears to me that the needs of cyclists have been ignored in the redesign of this junction and that a road safety hazard has been created.

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  • Richmond Circus pinch point

    Created by Paul James // 1 thread

    The shared use pavement is pinched very tight at this point where pedestrians are crossing the road and cycles are going straight on. Visibility of pedestrians and bikes from Larkfield Rd is blocked by the building. Continue cycleway along Richmond Circus south side. Provide more cycle/pavement width by moving carriageway northwards or reducing to 2 lanes.

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