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Underpass under Birchwood Way, smooth and wide with gentle ramps.

route sign

route sign... but which way is Birchwood and which way is Sankey

route sign - but which way is which?

route sign

Route sign

Cycle Route sign in small print and set well back from the junction is unreadable on most approaches. These sort of finger posts are fine on cycle paths but not much use at large road junctions.

Low white concrete bollards allow cyclists to pass while preventing motor vehicles crossing the bridge. A far superior solution than the kissing gate at the other end of the bridge

Warrington Borough Council had money to spare after constructing the Birchwood to Sankey Way cycle route so could afford to splash out on this heavy duty kissing gate to make the route unuseble.

Chicane barriers

Route sign pointing to the Birchwood to Sankey route eastbound - a sign showing the westbound route is needed. Destination information would also be helful.

Route Sign

Traffic calming chicane with a straight-through cycle by-pass

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route sign

Pavement conversion has an uprotected crossing of the busy exit and entry arms of a high speed roundabout

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route sign shows destinations and distances

Birchwood to Sankey Way cycle route crosses the busy A574 Cromwell Avenue at an unprotected crossing.

Route Sign

Chicane Barrier

A route sign is needed to show where this cycle path goes to - rather than a misleading "End of Cycle Route" sign

Chicane Barrier - easily avoided by riding on the mud

What is really needed here are route signs showing the destinations for the cyclepaths connecting with Birchwood to Sankey Way, rather than misleading "End of Route" signs.

Chicane - easily avoidable in dry weather

Chicane - easily avoided in dry weather

Fences protect the side of the greenway where it crosses a ditch. They should really be set back 0.5m to maintain the full effective width.

When constructing the path through Sankey Valley Park "End of Route" signs have been sited at all junctions - even where these are cycle paths. A Route sign to Cresford Close would be more useful here.

Chicane barrier - most avoid it by riding round on the mud

Chicane barrier - easily avoided in dry weather

Birchwood to Sankey Way: 3m wide unlit greenway follows a winding route through Sankey Valley Park.

Route signs

Underpass under Birchwood Way. Wide, smooth and no steep ramps or barriers.

Route sign

Excessive use of railings represent a crush hazard - particularly on the inside of curves

Toucan crossing set so far back from the desire line for pedestrians that the council have resorted to excesive railings #85715. These are a danger to cyclists using the carriageway.

Fiddly shared use pavement conversion with no protection across exit/entry slip roads at a large fast roundabout.

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Fiddly pavement conversion offers no protection across exit and entry arms of a large fast roundabout.

Wrong sort of tactile paving used to segregate shared-use path. The corduroy can grab cycle wheels and cause a fall - especially as it is at a slight angle to the direction of travel. It is much safer to ride on the pedestrian side.

Pavement conversion to shared use. No protection across exit/entry arms of the roundabout.

Route sign

First sign says Birchwwod to Sankey Cycle Route. Second sign says End of Cycle Route

Route sign on Birchwwod to Sankey Way - but which way is it to Birchwood?

route signs at western end of Warrington Strategic Route 1 and Birchwood to Sankey Way.

Route Signs: Birchwood to Sankey Way appears to head south down Lingley Green Avenue, cross the road, then return north on the other side.

route sign

chicane barriers

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