Cambridge pop-up cycle lane

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Cambridge pop-up cycle lane

Postby Pete Owens » 19 Jun 2020, 11:26am

If this is slightly wider:
https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/134042/
What on earth was it like before?

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Re: Cambridge pop-up cycle lane

Postby mjr » 19 Jun 2020, 11:52am

You can see the white paint to the left of the manhole cover ahead. It was dangerously substandard. Now it's just substandard. Given they've removed the centre line to do even that widening, it should have been done properly with 2.5m+ advisories on each side, but I think Cambs CC tend to be poor at cycling unless central government are strongly requiring them to do better. Otherwise they do the minimum they dare, like that.
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Re: Cambridge pop-up cycle lane

Postby atlas_shrugged » 19 Jun 2020, 12:39pm

I worry about what they will do to Cambridge cycle infrastructure in that they will likely muck about with routes that are not dangerous or that are not really used by cyclists while do nothing about areas really needing attention.

Top of my own list is that they give default traffic light priority to the Greenway at Clay Farm. This track is massively used by cyclists and pedestrians and the lights at Clay Farm should give them default priority. At present the cyclists and pedestrians are expected to press a beg button and then to bunch up awaiting a green man. In addition the crossing has very dangerous lack of sight lines caused by the inconsiderate contractor installing opaque boards that obstruct vision (watch this space for a fatal accident).

It would be very simple to give default priority to the Greenway and use the vehicle detectors in the road to change the lights when required for the very occasional motor vehicle.

Even better would be Cranebridge CC looking at FixMyStreet to pick up and correct this kind of flawed design.

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Re: Cambridge pop-up cycle lane

Postby mjr » 19 Jun 2020, 1:44pm

atlas_shrugged wrote:Even better would be Cranebridge CC looking at FixMyStreet to pick up and correct this kind of flawed design.

I think you need to look at Cambs County Council more than Cambridge City Council for this sort of thing.
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