Taunton Cycle Lane

Pete Owens
Posts: 1886
Joined: 7 Jul 2008, 12:52am

Taunton Cycle Lane

Postby Pete Owens » 22 Aug 2020, 8:39pm

Looks like someone in the council really doesn't like cyclists:
https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/150240/

rjb
Posts: 3983
Joined: 11 Jan 2007, 10:25am
Location: Somerset (originally 60/70's Plymouth)

Re: Taunton Cycle Lane

Postby rjb » 22 Aug 2020, 9:37pm

Your right and look at the mayhem it caused.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loC8Fnfzxk8
At the last count:- Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

User avatar
mjr
Posts: 16037
Joined: 20 Jun 2011, 7:06pm
Location: Norfolk or Somerset, mostly
Contact:

Re: Taunton Cycle Lane

Postby mjr » 23 Aug 2020, 5:42pm

That's far from the worst infrastructure in Taunton, sadly. Cycleways made of porridge (compacted stone dust, they claim), confusing signs and narrow bridges curse the town, along with a lack of one way and no entry exceptions.

Some recent builds are better but Somerset CC refuse to acknowledge that the above example is dangerously narrow, or any other of their past mistakes. The relatively low levels of cycling in the town must really confuse them!

Unlike the photographer, I don't have a problem with blocks and it's better than the cobbles but it's not ideal. Redmac would be better.
MJR, mostly pedalling 3-speed roadsters. KL+West Norfolk BUG incl social easy rides http://www.klwnbug.co.uk
All the above is CC-By-SA and no other implied copyright license to Cycle magazine.