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When I first saw the disappointing final design for the junction of Histon & Victoria Road, this is what I feared would happen. Even worse, it only took me a few minutes to photo a left-hook near-miss example. It's just a matter of time bef ... [more]

New cycleway now in use, supposedly.

The blue and white contraflow sign is the wrong way round, and Except Cycles plates are needed on the red and white signs. Hardly the first time they've got it wrong on Histon Road.

New slip lanes taking shape at the Histon Road/Gilbert Road junction

New slip lanes taking shape at the Histon Road/Gilbert Road junction

The Histon Road/Canterbury Street junction, which one local driver is struggling to find because the double yellow lines continue down the road.

Advisory cycle lanes - because of course people have to be able to drive to get their Sunday croissants. So much effort and disruption to produce so little improvement.

The south end of Histon Road, currently with the left-turn lane closed and cones partially blocking the southbound exit (currently for cycles only).

Histon Road, now with two wider cycle lanes and a carriageway without a centre line.

One sign with an Except Cycles plate, one without - and a car parked but leaving the (temporarily) contraflow cycle lane open.

More confusion - the yellow and black signs are correct, the road is currently northbound only for motor vehicles, so the blue and white sign is the wrong way round.

What cyclists? Northbound cyclists will be on the other side of the road.

But for cycles the route to the city is straight ahead, not via the A14... the sign in the distance does get it right.

The new cycleway continues alongside the road while pedestrians presumably are led to the right for a safer crossing of this dead-end road.

The new cycleway continues alongside the road while pedestrians presumably are led to the left for a safer crossing of this dead-end side road.

I really hoped that contractors had been told to destroy all these awful Cyclists Dismount signs, but no, here's another one. Unacceptable!

Measuring the features of Histon Road. Recorded in metres with a tape measure and a note taker, accurate to 0.1 m. Left to right by Cranwell Court. Footway 2.0m Parking 2.4m Cycleway 1.5m Outbound carriageway 2.9m Inbound carri ... [more]

Measuring the features of Histon Road. Recorded in metres with a tape measure and a note taker, accurate to 0.1 m. Left to right by the Linden Close junction. Footway 1.8m Cycleway 1.5m Outbound carriageway 2.8m Inbound carriage ... [more]

Measuring the features of Histon Road. Recorded in metres with a tape measure and a note taker, accurate to 0.1 m. Left to right by the Canterbury Road junction. Footway 2.0m Cycleway 1.5m Outbound carriageway 2.8m Inbound carri ... [more]

One inch upstand at turn into side road, see #167163.

One inch upstand at turn into side road, see #167163.

One inch upstand at turn into side road, see #167163.

Advisory cycle lanes and double yellow lines at the south end of Histon Road

Advisory cycle lanes at the south end of Histon Road - but I do quite like the cycle symbols on the outside of the bus stop.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic. A short section of single-yellow will allow motor vehicles to park in this cycle lane.

An upstand high enough to allow a bike to be parked, at a turn into a side road, see #167163

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

The junction of Histon Road with Canterbury Street (and other side streets) has been designed with an upstand of 25mm, enough to throw a rider off their bike unless they turn sharply.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic. The footway continues across the side-road and there is a slight upstand of 25mm to make the turn. This is a newish type of juncti ... [more]

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

Histon Road

The current arrangement at the south end of Histon Road - only cycling allowed southbound. The sensors don't seem to be detecting bikes - there's a red light until someone activates the pedestrian crossing to the left.

Except Cycles plates needed, as usual

Segregated cycleway already in use on Histon Road

Except Cycles plates needed, as usual

New arrangement of the Histon Road roadworks, with cars northbound only, to the right of the bollards, and cyclists to the left - but without a sign here.

New arrangement of the Histon Road roadworks, with cars northbound only, to the right of the bollards, and cyclists to the left.

Histon Road is now closed southbound except for cyclists - this is the rather messy arrangement at the southern end.

I think this means that pedestrians and cyclists are sharing the same space for about ten metres - but it shouldn't be necessary to dismount.

Cyclists Please Obey Traffic Signals - motor vehicles are still turning across Histon Road

Histon Road is now closed southbound - most (but not all) of the No Entry signs have Except Cycle signs in place.

Histon Road is now closed southbound, except for cycles (although there is actually access for construction vehicles to Darwin Green to the right) - unfortunately there's no dropped kerb to reach it.

Route sign and road closure (except cycles) notice

Traffic flow has been reversed through the Histon Road roadworks. This gap is how cyclists are meant to rejoin the road network.

There's a gap of just a few metres between this private cul-de-sac and the cycleway to Darwin Green - could this provide access for cargo bikes until proper access is built nearer Kings Hedges Road?

Temporary footpath (not negotiable on cargo bike) from Histon Road to Darwin Green - it currently turns into a cycleway after a few metres.

Temporary end of the route from Darwin Green to Histon Road - except for the narrow footpath behind the camera.

Temporary end of the route from Darwin Green to Histon Road - except for the narrow footpath to the right.

Some mistake surely? Northbound cycle lane, northbound general traffic lane, but at least southbound cyclists can use the footway here.

Some mistake surely? Northbound cycle lane, northbound general traffic lane, no southbound cycle lane.

Some mistake surely? Northbound cycle lane, northbound general traffic lane, no southbound cycle lane.

Southbound cycle lane through the Histon Road roadworks - the yellow signs now say 'Reading this whilst driving a Motor Vehicle? You're driving ILLEGALLY the wrong way. CCTV in operation. You have been REPORTED'

The current state of the long-term roadworks on Histon Road - northbound traffic lane, southbound cycle lane

Histon Road works - 'except cycles' signs now attached to the Road Closed signs.

There will be roadworks on the Histon Road for the next year - as promised, cycling has been maintained in both directions, but you wouldn't know it from the totally car-focussed signage.

There will be roadworks from here south along the Histon Road for the next year - as promised, cycling has been maintained in both directions, but you wouldn't know it from the totally car-focussed signage.

There will be roadworks from here south along the Histon Road for the next year - as promised, cycling has been maintained in both directions, but you wouldn't know it from the totally car-focussed signage.

Road Closed (sign blown over) - I'm not sure this is part of the Histon Road roadworks.

Temporary arrangements at the south end of Histon Road and two contractor's vehicles largely blocking the contraflow cycle lane.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists. And of course some people are allowed to park their vehicles in it.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

Cycle parking at what is or was a guesthouse.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - this road sign wrongly shows that traffic can't turn in to Warwick Road or Gilbert Road.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

Pothole on Histon Rd - the Covid-19 lockdown might be a good time to fix a few holes?

New accommodation for Lucy Cavendish College - it's really not far from town so why doesn't it have more obvious cycle parking (even if there is a bus stop right outside) ?

Deliberate obstruction - in the name of safety, of course.

Histon Road

Histon Road

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