Things tagged 'road-safety'

limited to the area of Cyclenation:

21 issues found for 'road-safety':

  • Road safety and reducing carbon emissions

    Created by Stephen B // 1 thread

    I was surprised that Rupert Moss-Eckart said that one of his interests is Formula One on Radio Cambridge this morning. For all his good words and intentions I personally feel that this kind of pursuit encourages speed by some members of our community and is damaging to our environment from a pollution point of view. Watching cars go round in circles seems to be a very boring thing to watch to me. 

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  • Crossing the Old Dee Bridge to/from Handbridge

    Created by Simon B // 1 thread

    The river crossing across the River Dee from Chester City Centre to Handbridge is a key access route for cyclists from south of the city into the city centre, especially since the pedestrian crossing across the suspension bridge from Handbridge/Queens Park has a prohibition on cycling.

    The crossing on the histroric Handbridge is controlled by traffic lights operated by inductive sensors at both ends of the bridge. The timing of these lights means that those who are slower cyclists or part of a group of cyclists sometimes do not reach the other side of the bridge before the lights have changed for the traffic in the opposite direction.

    This causes an intimidatory situation, and occasionally a dangerous situation when traffic has started to cross on to the narrow bridge confronting cyclists coming in the other direction.

    It would be helpful to log any incidents that people may have encountered to accumulate suitable evidence for both English Heritage (who control aspects of what can be installed on to the listed structure) and for the Highway Authroity (Cheshire West & Chester Council) to afford this a greater priority than currently.

    The Council is unwilling to lengthen the delay on the lights before they change in the opposite direction (citing unjustifiable delay to traffic), and English Heritage have said that additional sensors cannot be installed into the road surface /bridge structure to delay the changing of lights due to cyclists still traversing the bridge.

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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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  • Viewpoint Car Park Junction - LTP3 2017/18

    Ian S // 1 thread

    The recent 3 year period 01/07/13 to 30/06/16 shows 12 total (1 fatal and 6 serious) collisions, 6 of which were motorcycle collisions.

    This scheme aims to improve the visibility of the entrance to the Viewpoint Car Park along Portsdown Hill Road to approaching motorists.

    This will be achieved by improving the existing signage, implementing coloured surfacing to highlight the approaching junction and installing countdown markers/rumble strips on each of the approaches to the entrance to advise road users of the potential conflicting traffic manoeuvres within the vicinity.

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  • East Road-safe cycle route needed to ARU and Petersfield

    Created by jennifer Kirner // 1 thread

    I am bringing up the problem that cyclists and pedestrians have crossing East Road to get to ARU and the neighbouring residential area. It would be helpful have a discussion about how to create safe routes in this area and how to get them implemented.

    When I am cycling, I find it dangerous and difficult to cross East Road from Petersfield or Bradmore Street and I resort to using the pedestrian crossings with my bike because it is.
    This area that really needs addressing for improvements to safe cycling and I don’t understand why given the expansion of ARU this has not been addressed.

    The junction of Mill Road/East Road is also pretty scary for cyclists and pedestrians. The crossing at the slip road at the corner of Petersfield is difficult for pedestrians because it has no traffic controls and cars come quickly round this corner making it dangerous for anyone who is not alert , who is not tall enough to see, or who can't move quickly. This includes the young, the old, someone in a wheelchair. I wouldn't fancy pushing a child in a buggy across either.
    Basically, it seems to me that the Junction and East road are designed for motor vehicles and traffic flow not for pedestrians and cyclists. Can we try and address this?

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  • Deep crack - Very dangerous

    Created by Jose Ferraro // 1 thread

    As the cycle lane on Twickenham Road only goes into Park Road you need to leave the cycle lane to continue along Twickenham Road. At these two roads split there is a very deep crack that almost threw me over my handlebars as my front wheel dropped down it.

    This must have been there for quite a while as it is visible on google maps at the allocated point!!

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  • Regent's Park allowing motor traffic in before the 7 am time

    Created by Mixhael // 1 thread

    In common with quite a few cyclists I set my alarm clock early so I can do few laps of Regent's Park Outer Circle while it is closed to through traffic (Midnight to 7 am).

    However the gates are increasingly opened earlier and earlier. This morning it was 6:30 am.

    I've written to the Royal Parks who have helpfully said this shouldn't be happening and have passed my enquiry to the Crown Estates Paving Commission who manage the gates.

    Who in their turn have unhelpfully said they only have one operative to open the gates and basically 'tough'.

    I asked them if they could at least open the northern gates last but they haven't replied.

    Any suggestions how this can be moved forward?

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  • Proper cycle provision on Cherry Hinton Road needed

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Cherry Hinton Road is currently mainly typical 'blue sign on a pavement' provision, despite having the edge-to-edge width in places for proper cycle provision. A longer-term objective should be to upgrade this.

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