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119 issues found for 'rcc':

  • cycle crossing unmarked

    Created by Paul L // 0 threads

    A crossing of sorts has been made from Burtons Rd across the busy Uxbridge Road to access Longford Close from where a bridge across the Longford River provides access to Hampton (schools).

    The tramline paving is in place to show shared use of the footway but no visual signing. (We have raised this with the council to no effect).

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  • Thames towpath - Richmond-Ham

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 0 threads

    The towpath from Richmond to Teddington lock is currently unappealing and dangerous. These photos were taken in May and the path is a lot worse after in winter or after a spring tide.

    It is sufficient for people on mountain bikes who do not mind getting muddy, but not easy for children, older people, less confident cyclists, pedestrians with buggies, cyclists on cargo bikes etc to navigate - basically all the vulnerable road users who would most benefit from avoiding the busy, fast moving traffic on the narrow winding Petersham Road.

    I take this route to work and I have to plan for the fact that I will get covered in mud every morning, and take it very slowly because it is so bumpy. I have seen pedestrians and those with child buggies climbing over the flood wall and walking on the grass on Petersham field in order to avoid this path. When I have my child in the bike seat I get off and walk the section between Ham House and River Lane that is pictured as I don't feel safe.

    With a bit of thought this path has the potential to be an excellent car-free cycling and walking route that would tempt people out of their traffic jammed cars on Petersham Road.

    See also the discussion at http://www.cyclescape.org/threads/811

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  • Link Dysart Ave to Thames Path

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 0 threads

    It would be good to properly surface the cut-through from Dysart Ave to the Thames Path and to provide more quiet routes between Ham and Kingston town centre. The current path is a muddy cut across the playing field.

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  • Improved towpath in Barnes

    Created by Paul L // 1 thread

    Raising and re-surfacing path that we have been complaing about since forever. Pity it isn't wider, doesn't go all the way to Mortlake Brewery and the White Hart has obstructive seating but still worth celebrating.

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  • Ham Gate Ave - parking narrows road causing conflict

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 2 threads

    Ham Gate Avenue: As you cycle past parked vehicles which narrow the road by almost half you are trapped in a long tunnel. Impatient motorists who want to enter from the other end do so and simply drive at you forcing you practically into the gutter or off the road completely. Would it be ever possible to ban parking on this avenue and limit the speed to 20mph as it is in the park?

    Note - there is a shared use segregated track alongside the road here (part of NCN 4) but it is frequently too narrow to cope with the volumes of cyclists and pedestrians; it is overhung with low tree branches and the surface is poor.

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  • Tudor Drive / Dukes Ave / A307 Junction

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 1 thread

    Dear RCC - I have written because of a junction which is a frequent danger spot to cycle through. It is the junction where Dukes Avenue and Tudor Drive intersect with the A307 Upper Ham Road and Richmond Road.

    1. The painted arrows in the middle of the junction suggest that turning traffic should pass on each other's left. This creates a serious blind spot for oncoming traffic and for the cyclist turning. Traffic code 181 suggests vehicles can pass either way but highlight that left to left is the more dangerous for this reason. 90% of the time motorists pass according to how the arrows are painted leaving a cyclist who is turning blind to oncoming traffic. The 10% of the time when a vehicle decides to turn right to right this puts them head on with a vehicle who may have decided to pass left to left. Very dangerous for a cyclist in either situation, there does't seem to be a safe way to tackle this junction as what ever you do.
    https://www.gov.uk/using-the-road-159-to-203/road-junctions-170-to-183

    2. Recently I was waiting to turn right on this junction (left to left position) when a motorist behind me undertook me to place himself to my left blocking oncoming traffic to pass on my left and therefor forcing them to drive at me and pass on my right. Simply because he didn't want to wait behind me until the coast was clear that I could turn.

    3. Needless to say the ASL's at this junction are almost completely ignored.

    I hate cycling past and turning at this junction. Is there any way it can be improved to become safer for cyclists? A short head start (green light for cyclists) would be ideal but I doubt this will ever happen.

    Google Streetview shows the problem nicely: http://goo.gl/maps/8gdo2

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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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  • Twickenham Bridge to Thames Path

    Created by Paul James // 1 thread

    The cycleways along the Thames Path and along Ducks Walk are not connected with the south/east side cycleway across Twickenham Bridge and only to the north/west side cycleway via a long detour through Old Deer Park or along The Avenue.

    A ramped way down from the bridge would create a useful route for people into and out of Richmond town center that is currently only possible by using two flights of steps.

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  • A316 Twickenham Road surface and cycleway width

    Created by Paul James // 1 thread

    The surface of the shared use pavement is very bumpy and too narrow for cycles to easily pass pedestrians safely.

    There is plenty of room for a separate cycleway here alongside the pavement by taking some room from the car park and grass verge.

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  • Park Shot junction

    Created by Paul James // 0 threads

    The entrance to Parkshot from the A316 cuts with a wide fast radii across the cycleway (as it becomes a narrow shared use pavement). Vehicles come at speed from the Circus and turn without seeing crossing cycles.

    With access to Parkshot from Clarence Street, this entrance could easily be closed to motor traffic.

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  • Richmond Circus Kew Road south toucan crossing

    Created by Paul James // 0 threads

    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.

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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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  • Lower Mortlake Road side roads

    Created by Paul James // 0 threads

    All the sideroads between Richmond Circus and Manor Circus are a danger to cyclists on the cycleway.

    There is no warning to motorists that there will be crossing cyclists and the building angles make it hard to see if anything is coming.

    Turning traffic from the A316 can have an obscured view of the cycleway due to foliage.

    Decrease corner radii.
    Make road hump more pronounced.
    Make cycle surface colour continuous across roadway.
    Add markings across roadway.
    Add warning signage.
    Move give way lines back to before cycleway or add additional give way lines.

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  • Manor Circus

    Created by Paul James // 0 threads

    West side the cycleway terminates at the Manor Rd zebra crossing.

    East side it vanishes 20 meters from the junction at the Lower Richmond Rd zebra crossing.

    Path between is not shared use and is very narrow due to excessive road width on roundabout due to dedicated turning lane and large roundabout center.

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  • Barnes Green - shared use path

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 0 threads

    Opportunity to allow shared use path with pedestrian priority across the southern end of Barnes Green to link from Station Road to the Crescent and avoid the busy Barnes High Street / Station Road junction.

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  • Shared Path to Vine Rd Rec

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 0 threads

    The path from Westfields Avenue to Vine Road rec is by and large wide enough to be converted to a shared use path; and would provide another route to the play area; nursery and on to Barnes Station. Plenty of people already cycle on it.

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  • Rosslyn Ave Footbridge - Obstruction

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 0 threads

    The bridge between Rosslyn Ave and Woodlands Road has barriers on each end which force a dismount; yet this is part of LCN 37. Suggest these are removed and the bridge is signposted as a shared path with pedestrian priority.

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  • Star and Garter Hill

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 0 threads

    Can we include the Star and Garter Hill in our list of shared footpaths (actually a footway in this case). Slow-moving cyclists travelling up the hill from Petersham Gate to Richmond Gate have difficulty with fast passing cars on the hill who overtake too closely. This does not occur in the downhill direction because cyclists can travel much faster. The suggested solution is to permit cycling on the footway up the hill only. There are very few pedestrians and in any case the cyclists will necessarily be travelling very slowly so they would cause no problems. The traffic signals at the bottom of the hill would need some alteration to facilitate cyclists crossing from the Petersham Road onto the footway up the hill.

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  • Petersham Road

    Created by Dylan // 1 thread

    There is a fairly good cycle lanes from Kingston towards Richmond up until you reach the Richmond Council border where Richmond Road (A307) turns into the Upper Ham Road (A307) and eventually Petersham Road (A307). At traffic lights along this route there are reserved areas for cyclists but along the roads there is nothing to remind drivers that cyclists share the road especially when the road narrows after Sandy Lane through Petersham. The road surface here is terrible and the speed bumps are pointless because some driver sprint between the bumps.

    The best solution would be to remove the cyclists from this route altogether by upgrading the Thames Path to create a proper cycle path along the River Thames towards Richmond that currently stops at Teddington Lock. If a cycle/foot bridge linking Ham with Twickenham was built over Eel Pie along this route it would create an obvious link for those want to reach Twickenham.

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  • A205 Mortlake Rd - segregation needed

    Created by Andrew Woodward // 1 thread

    Despite the mandatory cyclelanes there are few cyclists who use them, probably due to the high volumes of traffic. The street is wide enough for proper segregation; and is a main route to Kew Riverside school.

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