Rapid Cycle Prioritisation Tool

atlas_shrugged
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Rapid Cycle Prioritisation Tool

Postby atlas_shrugged » 15 Jul 2020, 11:45am

I have been looking at the Rapid Cycle Prioritisation Tool here:

https://www.cyipt.bike/rapid/

This is to inform bids for Tranche 2 of the DfT Emergency Active Travel Fund e.g. for adding new cycleways. I was curious how important or useful this tool was. I have fed back some comments of my own to the authors. How useful do folks feel this tool is?

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RickH
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Re: Rapid Cycle Prioritisation Tool

Postby RickH » 15 Jul 2020, 11:57pm

It is better than nothing but doesn't seem very good in this area (Bolton).

The purple "cohesive network" fizzles out before it joins population centres up with Bolton centre & the only "Top ranked new cycleways" is on a dual carriageway (A666 St Peter's Way) completely missing out another part of the borough. The old road that the DC bypassed would be much "topper" & link Farnworth to both Bolton & Salford/Manchester :D

Wigan doesn't look any better but my knowledge isn't as extensive.