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Why on earth construct a hump for cyclists to ride though the bus stop then merge with the virtually traffic free busway immediately afterwards - rather than simply join the busway just before?

Narrow 2-way bollarded cycle lane - with right angle turn.

Absurdly narrow 2-way bollarded cycle lane gives way at a side road

Absurdly narrow 2-way cycleway.

This very narrow convoluted cycle lane is actually intended for 2-way use!

Covid lane has been made permanent. Unfortunately, so has the daft priority marking.

COVID popup lane now made permanent - complete with the daft priority reversal.

Covid cycleway in Runcorn now made permanent. The bollards still obstruct the entrance, but you can at least get into it now.

Priorities now changed on the covid popup cycle lane in Runcorn - it wouldn't do to have proper traffic give way to mere cyclists. UPDATE 2021: lane has now been made permanent #174697 - complete with the reversed priority!

Convoluted kink on the covid popup cycleway. Update - October 2021: Now made permanent: #174699 but no more thought put into the design

Give way markings have appeared on the absurdly narrow 2-way covid popup cycleway.

OK, so it is a good thing that Halton Council have allowed cyclists to use the Runcorn busway. But, why on earth construct this special speed bump for cyclists to ride though the queuing passengers rather than just simply keep to the virtua ... [more]

A short narrow cycle facility featuring assorted barriers and cones, give way markings at each end and a right angle turn. What on earth were the designers thinking about?

Give Way markings have appeared on the covid popup lane in Runcorn UPDATE October 2021: The lane has now been made permanent: #174698 complete with the daft give way markings.

cyclists can ride on the busway as far as the roundabout, but no further. Why?

Cyclists can ride on the busway this far but no further. Why?

Runcorn busway. cyclists now allowed to use this stretch during daylight hours - but only as far as the roundabout where all other exits are prohibited for cyclists: #151147 , #151148 Presumably cyclists are expected to turn round and come ... [more]

Runcorn busway - virtually traffic free roads which make for an ideal cycling environment. Unfortunately cyclists are prohibited from most of them, but as a response to the pandemic cyclists are allowed to ride along this stretch, but only ... [more]

Cyclists allowed to use part of the Runcorn busway part of the time.

Sign advising motorists to give way when crossing the popup cycle lane. UPDATE March 2021: Priorities have now been reversed #164709 UPDATE October 2021: Facility has been made permanent - complete with the reversed priorities: #17469 ... [more]

Covid 19 popup cycle lane - How do you get into it? UPDATE 2021: the popup lane has been made permanent: #174696 It now has posts which you can ride though to access the lane.

Popup cycle lane - rather narrow for a 2-way use. UPDATE - October 2021: Now made permanent, but still; just as narrow: #174700

Covid 19 popup cycleway route sign

The good news: As a response to the pandemic cyclists now allowed to ride on this Runcorn busway. The bad news: but only a small part of the network and only during the daylight - which is going to make it less useful now that the days are ... [more]

Cyclists Dismount sign illustrates just how poor the new cycleway design is. Totally unnecessary since the adjacent busway only takes 4 buses per hour - if only cyclists were allowed to use it.

Narrow shared use pavement passes through a bus shelter

It seems that someone is annoyed that cyclists are avoiding the stupid barriers placed here.

cycleway threading its way through a major junction on the Weston Point Expressway (A557). The zig-zag ramp heads up to the bridge on the right.

Cyclists prohibited from riding on the Runcorn busway network

Cyclists prohibited from using the busway network in Runcorn.

Runcorn's busway network would provide ideal direct virtually traffic free routes if only cyclists were permitted to use them. Cyclists are forced to use the narrow poorly surfaced, glass strewn shared-use footway.

Awkward chicane barrier on the cycelway leading from the Runcorn Loop cycleway to Runcorn East station.

Runcorn busway network. 20mph speed limit, almost entirely traffic free (the buses are infrequent). Would make a very good cycle routes if only cyclists were permitted to use them.

Main road crossing in Palacefields, Runcorn

We're used to short, isolated and useless sections of cycle lane - here's a similar piece of road (ok, it can be entered across the traffic-calming at the far end, but it makes a point).

Cycle route under Runcorn railway viaduct.

Traffic calming, with shared-use footway linked to the new development beyond on the right.

Cycle route under the Runcorn railway viaduct.

Shared-use cycle route under Runcorn railway viaduct.

Routes under Runcorn road bridge approaches.

Cycle route under the Runcorn road bridge approach.

Unsigned link beneath the Runcorn railway viaduct.

The start of the Mersey crossing by NCN562 from Runcorn to Widnes heading towards Widnes and NCN62 (Trans Pennine Trail). The river crossing uses the footway alongside the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge. The bridge crossing is technically a 'pedes ... [more]

Photo showing the location of cycle parking at Runcorn Central (Mainline) Station. The photo is taken from underneath the Expressway. (The booking office is to the right of the photo). It is a wide shot to facilitate identification by ... [more]

Junction of NCN62 and NCN562 at West Bank Widnes. The cycle routes join below the level of the Runcorn Widnes Bridge.

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