xerxes wrote:Pete Owens wrote:Unfortunately, what they are doing is building a motorway-in-all-but name - which uses the existing alignment of the A556 on the northern part and converting the rest of the road to a high specification B road, which will still be unatractive to cyclists
Well, now that the new road has been open for a year, there is so little traffic on the B road that it is fine for cyclists. Additionally, what they have done is convert part of the old road into a cycleway. A total waste of money and resources.
Yes I was quite surprised by that. It even has a 30mph speed limit: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/94546/
Though there is still the issue that the old road disappears at the northern end where the new road has been built over it.
The parallel farcility is typically awful giving way at every side road and farm entrance with a bonus surface covering of loose chippings.