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Cattle pen removed from central island to give more space to pedestrians as a resonse to the covid pandemic. Unfortunately the cycle is still very long so queues of pedestrians still build up.

Carriageway reallocated to create wider footway with temporary bus boarding platform as a response to the covid pandemic.

Parking spaces taken out to widen the footway as a response to the covid pandemic. I'm not sure why they didn't take the whole width of the parking bay - or indeed some of the carriageway, which is very wide at this point. UPDATE Novembe ... [more]

Temporary covid footway widening.

Temporary pedestrian crossing as a response to the covid pandemic. Unfortunately the pedestrian signal heads are facing the wrong way! It shows just how much road space is available. Update 2nd July: Pedestrian signal heads now facing th ... [more]

The road is wide enough for marked parking bays so plenty of room to widen the pavement, but what does Warrington Council do? Make the pavements one way! What are you supposed to do if you want to get to the high street? Walk all the way up ... [more]

Pavement so narrow that the sides of the bus shelter had to be removed - yet the council put signs up telling pedestrians to "Maintain the Gap". How? UPDATE 25th June: Carriageway space has been reallocated to widen the bus stop: #139538

The high street is very wide and even has space for parking bays, yet the best Warrington Borough Council can come up with as a response to the pandemic is stickers telling pedestrians to maintain their distance on the narrow pavement left ... [more]

What is needed is wider pavements - not signs telling pedestrians to mind the gap on a pavement that is obviously too narrow. The road is very wide here. UPDATE 25th June: barriers have been installed to widen the footway: #139535

Just putting stickers down to tell pedestrians to "Maintain the Gap" when the pavement squeezes between a building and railings is rather missing the point.

Chicane barriers on the Transpennine trail NCN62. I suppose the idea is to slow down cyclists approaching the road, but this is entirely unnecessary as they are at the top of a steep ramp. The one positive is that they are a great improv ... [more]

Recently constructed junction on one of Warrington's signed cycle routes. Unfortunately, cyclists do not seem to have been considered in the design. It is not possible to ride the line of the route (towards Hall Street #84869) and there is ... [more]

Metal drainage channel on the London Road swing bridge reduces the effective width of the road and can be intimidating for cyclists riding close to the edge.

cycle route sign

Warrington Council discovered that cyclists were being knocked down at this location. Rather than fix the problem, they thought the best approach was just to put up some red signs.

Cycle path goes through a bus stop

Cycle path goes though a bus shelter

route sign UPDATE - Feb 1018: This sign has been removed. (see #96510)

Route sign appears to show cycle route going straight ahead at a T junction with Mersey Street (Dual Carriageway A49). The intention presumably is for cyclists to dismount, walk along the footway, cross at the staggered pedestrian only cros ... [more]

Cycle route sign

Cycle route sign integrated with road sign. Note smaller font used for cyclists.

Cycleroute sign (in small print) integrated with road sign.

Direction Sign

Left-hand filter lane and signal for a minor road mean cyclists need to filter into lane 2 of the busy A49 in order to head straight-on towards Warrington town centre.

Barrier where two cycle routes (Trans-Pennine Trail NCN62 & Black Bear Park) cross the A49 at a toucan crossing. The pavement can get very crowded when even small groups try to thread themselves from the crossing through the barrier. The s ... [more]

Section of the Trans-Pennine Trail has been closed by site works for a few years.

Advanced stop line with central approach lane enabling cyclists to adopt a good road position to turn right, and to avoid the laft hooking problem with kerb line approaches. Sadly, soon after the photo was taken, this facility was remove ... [more]

Wide road allows plenty of room for overtaking so makes for comfortable overtaking. Just up the road cycle lanes have been painted: #58758. That results in much closer overtaking - ... [more]

Elephants footprint crossing leads cyclists onto a cycle lane on the wrong side of a dual carriageway.

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