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6 issues found for 'plymouth':

  • Charles Cross Roundabout

    Created by WilliamNB // 1 thread

    Charles Cross roundabout is dangerous to cyclists. When approaching from Royal Parade side, intending to continue east along Exeter Street, there are 3 lanes, of which the left-most is a left-turn-only bus lane.
    Cyclists typically go into the middle lane when approaching the roundabout.
    On the roundabout itself. there are 3 lanes heading uphill, 1 of which is the bus lane. Cyclists typically tend to take the middle lane and follow it around.
    The trouble is, many vehicles in the right-hand lane on the roundabout leave the roundabout from that lane, to go straight up Charles Street, often cutting cyclists up in the process.
    Vehicles coming down Charles Street often don't yield to cyclists on the roundabout, and the same happens with vehicles joining from Hampton/Ebrington Street. Those vehicles often try to cut across two lanes to get to the innermost lane of the roundabout.
    There is a cycle lane along the southern edge of the roundabout, though that really is only of use for cyclists riding west along Exeter Street, towards Royal Parade. Cyclists wishing to exit the roundabout at either Charles Street or Hampton/Ebrington Street must leave the cycle lane.
    Vehicles entering or leaving the parking in front of Staples often do not yield to cyclists.
    Crossing Charles Cross from Exeter Street, while riding in a westerly direction has the benefit of using the bus lane, which allows cyclists to set off without having to compete with other traffic for road space.

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  • Western Park Road - Cars avoiding speed bumps

    Created by MikeF // 0 threads

    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.

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  • Hump across the lane - Royal Parade

    Created by WilliamNB // 1 thread

    On Royal Parade, when traveling in an easterly direction, shortly before the pedestrian lights by the Theatre Royal there is a poorly repaired trench across the road.
    In lane 2, the surface is reasonable, but in lane 1 the tar has shifted to create a severe and unmarked speed hump. This is dangerous to cyclists.

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  • Merging of cycle lane with The Ride

    Created by WilliamNB // 0 threads

    Where the quite good segregated cycle lane joins The Ride, DfT advice was certainly NOT followed. As per DfT advice, when cycle lanes are merged with the carriageway, it should be done via a length of dropped kerb that is flush with the carriageway and the cycle lane shouldn't be joined at a 90 degree angle to the road.

    Here, the cycle lane runs parallel to the road for a short distance before it loops around a large boulder specifically placed to force cyclists around and then finally joins the road at a 90 degree angle.

    The kerb, though dropped, is far from flush and creates a risk for cyclists joining the track from the road.

    This junction between the road and the track should be scrapped and redone according to DfT guidelines.

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