http://road.cc/content/news/151843-...ay-slammed-dangerous-design-changes-offers-noAn 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."
Because schools are just where we want to crush inexperienced cyclists against a fence?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.
Outside the gates only, at schools. Stop an exit straight into the roads, by anyone exiting on foot.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.
Their response seems to be a complete pack of lies, nobody approved that, no cyclist would ever approve that nonsense.Official non-response now available at https://www.facebook.com/cyclecityconnect/posts/460067474174494 - until cityconnect delete it, which they can, as page admins.
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.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.
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