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[Image taken 2.6.22] Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Unorthodox but clear route signage... to the Sainsbury's (hence the use of orange?). In the background there's a parallel crossing (see www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/parallel-crossing for what the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain says about them. I couldn't find anything in the new Highway Code.) The markings of the crossing are very worn. (I will report this.) Monks Cross has a network of cycle and ped lanes. The non-road route on the other side of Jockey Lane to the left of the parallel crossing shown is marked with a pedestrian symbol (goo.gl/maps/9XacWk4ZsJWDdPN9A) on the tarmac. Plus the Google maps (from Sept 2021 shows Cyclist dismount and End of Cycle route signs (goo.gl/maps/SNMXwL5jnG9AeAcv8) for cyclists who have crossed from the segregated off-road ped-cycle route shown in my photo. So it looks as if people on cycles are expected to push along the pavement for the 45m between that point and the parallel crossing shown. The 45m stretch starts at a crossing that is not a toucan. I can't see why - using street view - people on cycles would want to cross here instead of remaining on the (northern) side segregated shared route in my image and use the parallel crossing to join the now shared use but not segregated cycle-ped route. The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain text says: "Parallel crossings should be used to enable a protected cycle track or a cycle path which is separated from the pedestrian footway to cross a road. They should never be used to join shared-use pavements (which are themselves bad practice), and the crossing should always be on the direct line of the cycle path, to ensure clear and unambiguous visibility." In the case here a segregated route is linked to an unsegregated route. In addition to the stop-start and badly, fractured cycle routes round this area the angles and roundabouts do not slow motor traffic when you need to cross the roads. As a result crossing the wide roads to get between the off-road links is fraught and hazardous. There are no road markings, there are no priority measures for non-motorised users. If you find your way into any of the outlets, there is no signage to cycle parking and to get out again and for navigating the linking routes, you are on your own. This is an intimidating area when it should be usable by all ages and safely and route-finding should be easy. Space for segregated off-road routes should not be an issue. Other image today: #183236.

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