Bradford Cycle Lane

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
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Where does one even begin to describe their horror?
 
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glenn forger

glenn forger

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An Alternative Department for Transport blog post, titled Bradford's Cycle Super Deathway, said: "The junction is dangerously designed – turning motor traffic has priority over the cycleway at side roads. The junction is unclear, people on foot and on bike are expected to look left as well as backwards to the right, simultaneously, and so the design is dangerous."

"This is exactly the type of design which all cycling campaigners hate, from the hardened road warriors who love mixing with motor vehicles, to those who dream of the stress-free cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands.

"Nobody wants cycleways like this. They don’t suit the fit and confident, and they fail the rest of us. They’re crap, and they’re dangerous."
http://road.cc/content/news/151843-...ay-slammed-dangerous-design-changes-offers-no

Similar design to the one involved in Mr Lang's death:

http://lcc.org.uk/articles/senior-coroner-concludes-henry-langs-death-accidental

If you think about it, it means you MUST give way to vehicles that are behind you.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
They haven't installed fences YET.
Bradford are currently in the process of removing the majority of roadside fences. Schools will be an exception along with blind entrances onto the road.

Nice access road for the taxi company & the shops though!
 
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mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
Bradford are currently in the process of removing the majority of roadside fences. Schools will be an exception along with blind entrances onto the road.
Because schools are just where we want to crush inexperienced cyclists against a fence?

Fashions change. Now they're removing them but unless we get good compulsory national design standards for cycleways that ban such things, like we have for carriageways, any nobber council can start reinstalling fences any time.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Because schools are just where we want to crush inexperienced cyclists against a fence?

Fashions change. Now they're removing them but unless we get good compulsory national design standards for cycleways that ban such things, like we have for carriageways, any nobber council can start reinstalling fences any time.
Outside the gates only, at schools. Stop an exit straight into the roads, by anyone exiting on foot.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Heavens forbid any motorists should have to deal with a pedestrian. Or that any road near a school should be closed when there are lots of children exiting.
Or that a small child, with no sense of danger run straight out the gate either. Even a bunch of older ones coming onto the road can affect how you'd ride your bike.
 

midlife

Guru
How did that white van thing get parked there? Is that a dropped kerb for vehicles?

Looks like my 10 year old drew the layout .....

Shaun
 
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