Things tagged 'roundabout'

43 issues found for 'roundabout':

  • Ipswich and Harwich Road Roundabouts

    Created by Steven Moseley // 2 threads

    The scheme will see the replacement of the double roundabouts located at Ipswich Road and Harwich Road with a single roundabout at each location. The carriageway between Ipswich Road and Harwich Road junctions will also be widened to accommodate two formal lanes in each direction. The scheme will include upgrading existing pedestrian crossings to signal controlled crossings and general improvements to the current off-carriageway cycle and footway provisions.

    The scheme will improve the performance of these two key intersections on the A133 and renewal of the infrastructure will reduce maintenance costs. It will also improve the existing highway assets including the strengthening of two retaining walls, one between Ipswich Road roundabout and the adjoining railway line and another between Ipswich Road roundabout and the Waitrose Car Park. The Scheme has also supported the Cowdray Bridge refurbishment, now being progressed separately through the structures capital maintenance programme.

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  • Addenbrooke's roundabout - fundamental redesign

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    This is a hostile roundabout. It has been fiddled around with over the years, to add advisory cycle lanes, lights, pedestrian crossings, etc.

    The area needs a fundamental redesign, to replace the roundabout probably with a protected intersection design.

    It is outrageous that a health site such as Addenbrooke's has such an unsafe and anti-cycling junction as its main entrance.

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  • Four Lamps roundabout

    Created by Matthew // 2 threads

    The Four Lamps roundabout at the junction of Victoria Avenue, Jesus Lane, Maid's Causeway, Short Street and King Street was built when traffic flows were anticipated to be much higher than they actually are today.

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  • Proposed A339 Roundabout

    Created by Stephen // 1 thread

    New documents added with revised proposed access to the Manydown site.

    This includes replacing the A339 roundabout to a double roundabout with 4 circulating lanes per circle, and 3 or 4 lanes on each entry.
    But no provision for cyclists or pedestrians.

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  • Sniperley roundabout - danger crossing Southfield Way

    F. A. // 1 thread

    When Crossing Southfield Way in NE direction (from Whitesmocks towards
    Dryburn Park) pedestrians are unable to see if there are any vehicles approaching the roundabout because the crossing is located after a bend and the foliage on the SW side of Southfield Way blocks the view. It is equally worryingly that it is not possible for drivers approaching the roundabout to see if there are any pedestrians attempting to cross the road until only a few metres before the crossing, therefore
    giving drivers very little time to stop.

    Crossing Southfield Way in a SW direction towards Whitesmocks is also difficult for pedestrians and cyclists because the road markings allow two lanes of traffic to enter Southfield Way from the roundabout and there are vehicles that enter Southfield Way from the inner lane of the roundabout. Sometimes a lane can be stationary while the other lane can be moving. This is a busy junction in the
    morning and evening.

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  • B6532 roundabout - difficult to negotiate for cyclists

    F. A. // 1 thread

    Cyclists trying to cross the B6532 from either Dryburn Park or the Front Street are forced to enter the inner lane exposing them to passing cars on the outer lane at different speeds. Once they enter the roundabout there are cars coming from the B6532 at fairly high speed.
    It would be much better for cyclists if there could be a painted dash bike lane that would allow cyclist enter the roundabout from the outer lane - at least they would be protected on one side from moving cars!

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  • Harrow Manorway

    Created by Robert Heyward // 1 thread

    Plans for segregated cycle lanes, with stepped track; involving busy roundabout at junction with Eynsham Drive / Yarnton Way . See drawings via link below (single large pdf file, which may take a while for Adobe to load).

    Map above shows wider context of area; current scheme is focused on area to north of station (with Crossrail service starting c 2019) .

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  • Barnwell / Wadloes / Newmarket "McDonald's" roundabout

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Generally poor quality roundabout with some highly unusual, so-called cycling 'infrastructure' that seems to have been added over the years, and approximately zero walking infrastructure.

    This one comes up every so often but I was not able to identify an existing issue focused on this roundabout specifically.

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  • London Road Roundabout - Pedestrian/cycl e improvements LTP3 2017/18

    Ian S // 1 thread

    To improve the layout of the existing roundabout by introducing improved pedestrian movements with future consideration for cycle facilities.

    This will consist of building out existing kerb lines and central islands. The effect of this style of roundabout is to force motorists to choose their final exit before entering the junction.

    By reducing weaving around, and increasing the predictability of the final destination, there is a reduction in potential conflict points.

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  • Cromwell / Highland / Milton / Henderson Rd RBT - LTP3 2017/18

    Ian S // 1 thread

    Cromwell Rd/Henderson Rd Roundabout has previously experienced a high level of cycle casualties.

    This scheme is designed to build-out existing kerb lines and central island to create deflection, reducing approach speeds and segregate the bus lane.

    Surfacing and lining could also be utilised to highlight to drivers the likelihood of cyclists on the roundabout, and consideration will be given to the implementation of a segregated cycle lane.

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  • Kings Road Roundabout

    Ian S // 1 thread

    Continues to be an issue despite the work done to 're-design' it underwent in May 2016 which amounted to very little other than new paint layout after re-surfacing.

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  • Sutton Lane estate roundabout, Hounslow

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Hounslow council said:

    The council is consulting on a proposal for designating the grassed area in the middle of the
    Sutton Lane estate as a roundabout. This is the result of a resident petition presented to the
    Heston and Cranford Area Forum on 17 November 2016. At that meeting, councillors agreed
    that officers proceed to consultation. As shown in the map below, the roads that meet at this
    location are: Moulton Avenue; Charles Street; Kingswood Avenue, and Queenswood Avenue.

    The council does not have a firm position on the proposal at this stage. The recorded accident
    data available shows no recent collisions in this area. However, we have carried out site visits,
    and can understand why some local residents feel that motorists are confused by the current
    arrangement. We have been told by these residents that there have been several near misses.

    We believe the following information may help in considering your response to this consultation:
    - If the grassed area were designated as a roundabout, this would result in the loss of at
    least 11 parking spaces
    - Without physical changes to the geometry of the junction, there would remain a risk that
    drivers ignore the new roundabout status and travel in the wrong direction
    - The necessary signs and lines would cost in the region of £30,000. Given constrained
    resources, the scheme would not be eligible for funding under our mainstream program,
    but we are confident of securing an alternative funding source without significant delay
    - Any future dropped kerb / crossover applications from properties surrounding the
    grassed area would be unlikely to be approved

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  • Lambeth Bridge 'North'

    Created by Colin Wing // 1 thread

    This uncontrolled roundabout is situated at the current end of Cycle Superhighway 8. TfL consulted the public on changes to it in 2012. The proposals involved cyclists and pedestrians sharing space around the edge. For that reason the scheme attracted adverse criticism from both cyclists and pedestrians. A cyclist was killed here in 2015.

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  • St Michael's roundabout

    Created by Rhian // 1 thread

    There is no straightforward way to negotiate this roundabout for cyclists or pedestrians. The principle need is a safe way to access Dock Park via Pumpfield Loaning.

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  • Fountain Roundabout

    Created by Andy Allan // 2 threads

    The Fountain Roundabout is a major barrier to cycling around New Malden. It's a large, multi-lane roundabout with no cycling facilities (and poor pedestrian crossing provision too). Lying just to the south of New Malden High Street it's key to unlocking short journeys by bike to the town centre.

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  • Cycle crossing on Barton Road roundabout

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 2 threads

    I am writing to point your attention to a "danger spot" on the Barton Road cycle route.

    I and many others cycle this route every day and really appreciate how safe it is. However, there have been a number of near accidents at the sliproad from the M11 southbound onto the Barton roundabout. The problem is that the cycle path means that all cyclists must cross the road leading onto the roundabout. This is fine when the traffic is not busy. However, during rush hour the left lane going onto the roundabout is always queued up. This means that, to cross the the road, a cyclist needs to wait for a car to let them out. However, the problem lies with the right lane going onto the roundabout. If there is a queue in the left lane, you are unable to see into the right lane and so quite a few cyclists are nearly knocked off at this point

    The problem is that:

    a. The right lane is too short and so cyclists are unable to get out of the way in time if a car does not does turn onto it. It seems to me that there shouldn't be a right lane as it's too short to be of any use and poses more of a danger to cyclists.

    b. Cars tends to (understandably) be going quite fast as they've just come off the M11 and also are usually looking onto the roundabout rather than the road in front of them. This has meant that I've seen lots of cars having to break very heavily having only seen a bike crossing in front of them at the very last minute.

    I, and the other cyclists that routinely use this otherwise very safe route, would hugely appreciate it if this problem could be looked at.

    [RL; sent by post, 27th June 2015]

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  • Roundabout

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    Roundabout needs cycling and pedestrian provision, extremely difficult to turn right from Newcraighall Rd or cross from B&Q to Fort Kinnaird.

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  • Irlams O'th Height Roundabout

    Created by Grahame Cooper // 1 thread

    Irlams O'th Height roundabout has been the location of a number of collisions involving cyclists (including myself and my daughter last September).

    There was a consultation last year over proposals produced by Sustrans for the improvement of this, and I showed my comments (annotations on proposed plans) at a previous GMCC meeting. You can find this annotated document here: (large PDF - need to download to see all pages).

    A leaflet on the intended imrovements can be found here:

    I am disappointed with this for the following reasons:

    - Extensive use of shared footways in the scheme (Salford Council seems to be in love with these, but they are bad).

    - Southbound approach on A666 looks impractical & dangerous: a sharp left turn onto the shared footway right at the busy entrance to the roundabout!

    - Whilst carriageway widths have been reduced, kerb radii at the mouth of entrances and exits do not seem to have been reduced, so "drivers looking right whilst accelerating left" will still pose a danger for cyclists who do not want to use the shared footways.

    - Limited improvements to the subways (tile removal, lighting and resurfacing) will probably not result in an attractive facility for cyclists. Access to this from Bolton Road (northbound) looks awkward.

    - There is no undertaking mentioned to ensure that facilities will be maintained and swept.

    - I'm still not confident regarding the social safety of the off-road parts, especially in the dark winter months.

    Those are my immediate reactions. Could be more to add.

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