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Photo #194144

[Image taken 21.05.23] Malton Road, Huntington / York. Note the new sign. It says there is access to New Lane. That’s good. It’s true. This means pedestrians can continue to the path along this side of New Lane (and from there to the streets and retail park). It means people on cycles do not have to use the road to get to New Lane. The transition from shared-use path onto the carriageway at New Lane is hugely compromised as it is narrow and made narrower by the seasonal foliage growth and by the temporary barriers of the works (see: #194148). However, many people will prefer to use the shared use offroad cycle way to get to New Lane rather than trying to get onto the carriageway from Malton Road and joining the queueing polluting motor vehicles. However the new sign in the image is still inaccurate /misleading. The shared footway is not closed ahead. It’s the shared (toucan) crossing over New Lane that’s closed. By chance I arrived at this point alongside a pedestrian who intended to walk along the pavement on this side of New Lane. He hadn’t used this route at any time previously during these works. Last week he’d have found his route blocked: #193940. The signage then in situ would not have given him any option of getting to New Lane. The signposted route would have taken him over Malton Road but not back again. But look at the gap between the two signs - just 120cm on a shared use two-way path - and you need to approach it at an angle. Other image here today and links: #194141.

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