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Photo #11780

Yet another example of a side road giving way to a cycle path. This is the other side of the road from the sequence shown from #11773.

Note how the 2.5 m wide concrete surface passes through the road. Cyclists definitely have priority here.

It's also worth a look at the Google Maps images which show how this road junction used to be. The road always gave way to the cycle path, but the road entrance used to be much wider and with more sweeping "high speed" corners than it has now.

By British standards, the previous arrangement would have been truly exceptional, but the Dutch have moved past that to a safer arrangement, despite the inconvenience to drivers.

Note that the crossing is set back from the main road by more than a car length in order that cars entering or leaving the main road have somewhere to stop without blocking the route of cyclists. Also note that this is achieved with very large radii corners for cyclists to negotiate, while drivers have to negotiate much tighter radii in order to turn in or out of the road.

To see the way that this path continues right into the city, see the video at #12598

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