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At Orchard Road and Mill Lane (and Ambrose Way) the cycleway recedes from the main carriageway, leading on to crossings over speed-tables which will be marked for drivers to give way to cyclists.

New Cottenham - Impington cycleway along the B1049: lamp posts and poles in the middle of the newly widened pavement. See also #30374

New Cottenham - Impington cycleway along the B1049: lamp posts and poles in the middle of the newly widened pavement (approx location). See also #30373

The path width is being doubled to accommodate shared use with bicycles.

The cones artificially show how much room is left for a cyclist using the onroad cycle lane should a passing vehicle be squeezed by an oncoming vehicle. The advisory cycle lane is 116cm wide at its thinnest point.

The end of the Cottenham to Histon shared use cycle path. Joining the carriageway, involves looking and giving way to three different directions - left, ahead, behind. This is an example of how a cycle path can add danger for cyclists and … [more]

The shared use cyle path. You always wonder if a pedestrian will pop out from the bus shelter.

Every dropped kerb slows down a cyclist and makes cycling harder. It is about 20% faster to use this road and you are not exposed to any cycle path obstructions.

If this cyclist had used the cycle path, they would have to stop to give way to the car. Worst case, they might be flying over that bonnet. A white van is parked on the cycle path in the distance.

At the northern end of Histon on the shared use cycle path. A series of driveways which a car may pop out of. Dropped kerbs to slow you down. In the distance a white lorry has parked on the path.

There is not enough room for two cyclists to pass on the Cottenham to Histon cycle path.

The thinnest part of the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath. That wheel is 27.5 inches, or 2'4" or 70cm diameter. Occasionally you have to dodge 50mph wing mirrors at head height from buses or HGVs.

The thinnest section of the Cottenham to Histon cycle path.

The shared use cycle path near Cottenham Skips. Too thin, too close to the traffic, and dirty. Imagine threading yourself between the 50mph traffic and the ditch, with dust being blown into your face, at night whilst being temporarily … [more]

The shared use cycle path between Cottenham and Histon. The ditch is very deep. I know of at least one person who has fallen into it. It beats falling into the traffic.

Between Cottenham and Histon on the shared use path near Cottenham Skips. The path is rarely cleaned, sometimes slippery. At night oncoming car lights mean you are temporarily blinded. Seeing the edge of the road, the ditch and any … [more]

The start of the shared use cycle path, Cottenham to Histon. If heading Northbound, you have to rejoin the road crossing over two lanes of traffic, one of which is accelerating out of the village, the other decelerating often busy and at … [more]

The start of the Cottenham to Histon shared-use cycle path at the edge of Cottenham.

Northbound cycle lane just inside the 40mph zone, Glebe Road, Histon. The cycle lane at this point is 116cm wide. The central hatching area 84cm. The recommended minimum is 2m. See also #27428

Southbound cycle lane on Bridge Road, Histon within the 40mph zone.

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