Things tagged 'toucan'

25 issues found for 'toucan':

  • Charlie Brown’s Roundabout

    Created by George Lund // 2 threads

    Transport for London are "proposing improvements for pedestrians and cyclists by providing signalised shared ‘Toucan’ crossings for pedestrians and cyclists on all four arms of Charlie Brown’s Roundabout. Presently there are no signalised crossings at the roundabout. Pedestrians and cyclists using the existing un-signalised informal crossing points need to wait for a safe gap in the traffic to cross, which can be difficult at times and make them feel unsafe."

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  • The Reach Free School to Mill End and Maple Cross, Hertfordshire

    Created by Peter Loader // 1 thread

    The Reach Free School plans to move to a permanent site in Mill End, Rickmansworth, Herts. There has been a public exhibition of the draft proposals so that the Education Funding Agency can gather feedback before it submits a planning application to Three Rivers District Council. At the exhibition, the draft cycling/walking routes linking the school to Mill End and Maple Cross seemed to be unsatisfactory and to conflict with the adopted Three Rivers Local Plan.

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  • Pope's Lane Toucan in wrong position

    Created by Space Pootler // 1 thread

    The toucan crossing across Popes Lane at Olive Road is only useful for pedestrians, as cyclists need to ride up onto the pavement as an uncomfortable detour in order to request the crossing.

    There needs to be a request button of some sort at the road crossing itself, and some guarantee that the signals are visible by crossing cyclist and motor traffic.

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  • Improve toucan crossing across Morrison Street at Ladyfield

    Created by Chris Paton // 0 threads

    What?
    Move the toucan crossing across Morrison Street a few metres to properly align with Ladyfield and provide improved signage.

    Why?
    There is already a crossing at this location but it's awkwardly positioned making it unclear that there is in fact a through route between the NCN at the Union Canal and Ladyfield, ultimately forming a traffic free link to the West End. Small improvements here would help provide a clearer through route that is both quiet and safe, avoiding the need for cyclists to go along Morrison Street or Lothian Road.

    How?
    A small realignment of the crossing with Ladyfield to follow the desire line would make the through route much clearer. Adding blue signage with destinations would also raise awareness of the route with both pedestrians and cyclists alike.

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  • toucan crossing required Bolsover Street

    Created by Dexter Johnstone // 1 thread

    Weston Street is an advisory cycle route and should link up with the University of Sheffield concourse. However, it does not and you currently have to cross 3 lanes of traffic. The road is often very busy. There should be a toucan crossing instead of the pedestrian crossing, a short off road cycle path across the large grass verge could link the crossing to Weston Street.

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  • Shared path and toucan

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    The hill from the Braidburn Inn across Liberton Road up Kirk Brae is very difficult (steep and much traffic).

    Cyclists should be allowed to use the pavement from opposite the Braidburn Inn (at the end of the cycle lane), then cross Liberton Rd at the pedestrian lights (to be converted into toucan) and then continue on the pavement up Kirk Brae, at least to the Fire Station.

    Dropped kerbs are needed:
    - at the end of the cycle lane in Mayfield Road
    - at the end of Mayfield Rd, before the lights
    - at the bottom of Kirk Brae
    - at Double Hedges Row

    Many cyclists already use the pavement in this way, but lack of dropped kerbs makes it difficult (and of course it would be better if it's made legal).

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  • Toucan crossing

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    Very difficult to cross here, coming from Brunstane Burn Walkway to turn right towards Musselburgh.

    The timing of the traffic lights seems to be such that there is almost always traffic from one direction, so one often has to wait for very long here.

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  • St Andrew Square connection

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    It is really not clear how you get from the east end of George Street to York Place. The toucan leads you onto the pavement in the centre of St Andrews Square but then there is no sign or any hint how to get to NE corner of St Andrew Sq where the shared footpath starts again.

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  • Toucan crossing

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    Important crossing point between Craigmillar Castle Park and Inch Park. Very dangerous because the bends in Old Dalkeith Road make cars from both directions difficult to see, and the width of the road encourages speeding well above 30mph (there is a speed display which is triggered by most cars).

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  • Convert pelican to toucan

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    Convert the existing pelican crossing to toucan. Needs also a dropped kerb before the lights so that you can get there from the cycle lane.

    The reason is that it is very difficult to turn left into Walter Scott Avenue from Dalkeith Road. It is uphills with a lot of traffic, making it very unpleasant and quite dangerous to leave the cycle lane and move into the centre of the road for turning left.

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  • Poorly-designed cycleway at junction

    Created by MJR // 1 thread

    Between the A10 cycleway and the Hardwick Road cycleway is a complex of sluggish crossings, narrow tracks and dangerous junctions which currently (early 2014) take 7 minutes if you wait for all the crossings. Of course, the red bike lights are only advisory, but then riders and drivers are hindered by the poor visibility at many of the crossings, plus some drivers mistakenly believe that riders should dismount and walk across, to the point of harassing riders who ride across.

    Unsurprisingly, some commuters riding through this junction have developed a number of innovative and, eh, "interesting" approaches to it. This shouldn't be necessary. This junction between the Highways Agency's A47 and Norfolk County Council's A10 and A149 should be cycle-proofed as a high priority, before the planned housing at West Winch and North Runcton.

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  • A316 Marksbury Avenue crossing

    Created by timlennon // 1 thread

    Text of message from TfL:

    All,

    We are proposing to convert the current dual PUFFIN crossing at the above location to a dual TOUCAN crossing, formalising the facility for cyclists.
    The initial design is attached, which includes localised resurfacing of footways and some carriageway works. A lighting assessment has also been undertaken which recommends a full lantern replacement of the columns retaining all lighting columns once structural testing has been completed and passed.

    We also propose to extend the shared use footway further north on Marksbury Avenue and further south on Manor Grove to enable safer entry/exits for cyclists to the TOUCAN crossing.

    The impact (if any) is currently being determined by Traffic Signals.

    If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me have these by cop Friday 27th June.

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  • Crossing should be a toucan

    Created by HankChief // 0 threads

    There is a great cut through to the quiet Barnton Grove from Drum Brae North, but the signals at the traffic lights aren't a toucan.

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  • Cyclists dismount for Tesco car park traffic

    Created by Matthew Phillips // 0 threads

    By the Tesco superstore off Dragon Lane, the road junction was recently rebuilt. On the west side of Dragon Lane is a shared-use pavement which forms part of NCN 14/70. While cars travelling north on Dragon Lane can go straight across on a single phase, cyclists are expected to dismount, and cross with pedestrians at a two-stage crossing. The object is to maximise the flow in and out of the Tesco superstore car park, which is the only purpose of this junction. Designing the junction to give greater priority and convenience to cyclists and pedestrians would help shift the balance back to sustainable living.

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  • Cyclists not detected at toucan by Gogarburn RBS

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    When cyclists are on the cycle path approaching the toucan crossing, esp at night with low traffic, the lights should change to green for cycles quickly, or even default to cycles. Ideally cyclists shouldn't need to press the button to get the light to go green for them.

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  • Toucan crossing between Featherstone Street and Leonard Street slow to change

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 0 threads

    The toucan crossing for cyclists avoiding Old Street Junction are very slow to change for pedestrians and cyclists. Often people get fed up waiting and then dart across in a gap. Or once there is a gap, it takes until cars start appearing before they change.

    If TfL is seriously interested in encouraging walking and cycling they need to change the timing of these lights so that they don't take forever to change.

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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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  • Arena Park Restaurants

    Created by James Avery // 0 threads

    As freeholders of the site, Tesco have applied for planning permission for two new restaurants between the roundabout shown and the railway tracks / A444 (above the dual carriageway).

    Two core issues:

    1) This is an extremely dangerous, uncontrolled crossing - traffic leaves the A444 at 50mph, and is still 30 as it reaches the roundabout. As the map shows, there are Belisha crossings both north and south of this roundabout, so why not to the west, where traffic is still fast and undivided?

    2) Cycle parking on the rest of the site is still grossly inadequate. 18 cycle parking spaces are proposed with the restaurant - the same number as the rest of the site combined - although these are actually all in one place at the south of the site.

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  • Noel Road / Cawdor Crescent link

    Created by Chris Lowe // 1 thread

    Monument Road is a serious barrier to cyclists using this designated cycle route. There is a pedestrian crossing, just down Monument Road, but the pavements are too narrow for shared use.

    There needs to be a crossing to enable cyclists to move easily along the cycle route.

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