stewartpratt wrote:Debatable as to whether going via Paynes Road and the station is a significant detour. I would argue it isn't, but it's subjective.
I think the issue is simply awareness of the route. If you're going to West Quay or the docks and you don't know the best route to cycle then you'd quite possibly take the dual carriageway. If you were aware of the alternative then personally I think you'd need a few screws loose to choose the route where the incident occurred.
I'd agree with that because Paynes road was my commute, but it took a few unpleasant journeys on the A33 before I realised I needed a safer route. My first experience of the A33 was before it became my commute and I used it with full touring load to get to the Isle of Weight ferry. Not an experience I would like to repeat. Its easy to choose that route simply because you don't know better.
We can only guess why the cyclist was on the A33, and even if human error is found to be a cause of his death, the fatality could have been avoided with better infrastructure, or better signposted infrastructure.