Cycle track north and south of Cutteslowe Roundabout

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1. Northbound cyclists leave the main carriageway just north of Aspley Road, crossing to the left of the footway at an oblique angle. This increases the interaction (and likelihood of unintentional conflict) with pedestrians.

2. No priority or visibility across Upland Park Road. The corner radii of this junction here are fairly large, allowing left turning vehicles to enter the road without needing to greatly reduce their speed.

3. Again, no priority or visibility is provided across Davenant Road. In addition, the cycle track’s move to the right of the footway generates confusion (and likely conflict scenarios).

4. On the south-western corner of Cutteslowe Roundabout, any segregation gives way to a shared-use pavement where pedestrians and cyclists, in both directions, must mix.

5. The crossing over North Way (A40) is two-staged and not synchronised. Its layout includes sharp turns and waiting areas that are likely to become crowded with both cyclists and pedestrians at peak times.

6. On exiting this sequence of crossings, the geometry is particularly unforgiving, and the space allotted to pedestrians and cyclists very limited.

7. On the north-western corner of the roundabout, pedestrians and cyclists again mix on a second shared-use pavement.

8. In principle, the segregated cycle track north of the roundabout constitutes good practice, although its purpose is unlikely to be clear to pedestrians or motorists crossing into driveways.

9. However, unnecessary and dangerous obstacles in the form of two posts stand directly on the cycle track at the signal-controlled pedestrian crossing.

10. At the junction with Five Mile Drive, no priority or visibility is provided to cyclists, and the geometry allows left-turning vehicles to enter at relative speed. This is the third example of this difficult and dangerous design over a few hundred metres.

11. The fully segregated cycle track north of this junction is of satisfactory quality, although there may be confusion as to which surface is dedicated to cyclists and which one to pedestrians, as their relative positions have switched several times over a relatively short distance.

12. While there has been an attempt to provide priority and visibility to cyclists across Jordan Hill, the safety and effectiveness of this crossing is compromised by worn markings and the lack of give way markings on the eastern approach, in addition to a junction mouth that is multiple vehicles wide.

13. Unlike on earlier sections, no segregation between cyclists and pedestrians is provided north of this junction.


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