tali42 wrote:When we see a major congested 4-lane urban A road transform into a cycling haven through 20mph limits I will take notice.
If it is congested, won't average speeds be far less than 20 mph? Peak would be higher, but a lot of the time the traffic would be stopped.
If the road is urban, where would a cycle path go? On the pavement? What about the junctions and the entrances to properties?
Reference has been made to Earl Shilton earlier. Looking at the google map, this is clearly a case where a by-pass has been recently built around a town. Was is so impractical about reducing the speed limit on the old road through the middle to 20 mph and expecting cyclists to be integrated with the rest of the traffic? The fast traffic will use the by-pass, where I see no objection to having a cyclepath along its side.