New cycle lane in Ayr

Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by gasinayr, 29 Sep 2016.

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    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    Because there are plenty of C class roads going the same way but for some unknown reason the cycle lane has to run alongside the busy A70
     
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    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    http://discover-ayrshire.com/2017/09/cycle-route-ayr/
    Here we go again !
     
  3. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

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    Scotland
  4. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    What do you mean, are you pleased or displeased?
    It would be interesting to hear a more informative comment.
     
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    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    Both options put the route to the very busy Holmston Roundabout on the A77 / A70, it is bad enough trying to get through it in a car.
    On option 2, if they followed the river on the existing cycle path ( Ayr to Auchencruvie ) that goes under the A77 and open up an overgrown right of way that goes onto the A70 east of the roundabout the job would be done and the roundabout bypassed. I have tried going through this roundabout on a bike, it is dicing with death.
     
  6. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

    Because if done well it works.

    The three cycle paths I use the most, one is wide and mixed pedestrians and cyclists. There is a subtle (slightly lighter) "line" down the middle which means people are pretty good at moving onto one "half" of the path when asked. Works really well as long as you have a bell on your bike.

    The two others have two narrower, separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians. All that happens is that pedestrians just walk on both paths, I assume because the cycle path is slightly wider. This includes especially for some reason dog walkers, resulting in much slower progress.

    Put the path along/adjacent to the road and it either becomes an excuse for close passes or a car park.

    Quite possibly the reason why none of them work is because they are all used so inconsistently and signed even more consistently no-one really has a bloody clue what is going on.
     
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