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59538Photo #59538Example of an existing shared use path passing a bus stop on Madingley Road. This is related to the discussion about floating bus stops.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
58347Photo #58347Protected cycle lane next to a 30mph dual carriageway in Manchester near British Cycling's National Cycle Centre. This side road is for an event car park, quiet at times, very busy at others.

Crossing the side road has two options:
(1) move right into the space where the kerb was and cross the junction with motor vehicles who will be going straight or turning left.
(2) Go left and traverse a crossing over the entry arm of the side road where the cycle track merges back to the main road cycle lane just in front of the traffic light but behind a stop line (next to the car in the photo).

Note, I've not ridden this so I have no idea how the light timings work to keep riders safe.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
57288Photo #57288Trixi mirror with missing mirror on the Lensfield Place arm of the Catholic Church junction.

See also the Trixi mirror on the Gonville Place arm #57287
Road environment:
Problem
road
57287Photo #57287A useless trixi mirror incorrectly angled on the Gonville Place arm of the Catholic Church junction.

See also the Trixi mirror on the Lensfield Road arm #57288
Road environment:
Problem
road
49235Photo #49235Approaching the roundabout at Victoria Avenue the left lane is marked as left turn and the right lane for straight or right turns.

Often cyclists will go straight on here, unable to move to the right lane intimidated by taxis and fast traffic so remain in the left (turn) lane to go straight on.

Private cars quite often overtake and turn left across the path of cyclists who are attempting to go straight, believing that all users of the left lane must be turning left.
Road environment:
Problem
road
49234Photo #49234The Milton Road bus & cycle lane ends just before the junction at Arbury Road and Union Lane. When there is traffic waiting to turn right into Arbury Road, cars move around the left side of the waiting vehicle across the path of cyclists.

The parallel crossing SW over Union Lane is not legal for cyclists to use, even though it joins to a shared use path that leads to Oak Tree Avenue.
Road environment:
Problem
road
48097Photo #48097Confusing cyclepath signage near Sainsburys.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
46637Photo #46637Corner radius helps buses out of Emmanuel St, but also allows smaller vehicles to rush out onto St Andrews Street.Road environment:
Problem
road
46634Photo #46634Difficulty riding against the flow of traffic on St Andrews Street.Road environment:
Problem
road
38099Photo #38099Joining road at Histon Green. Filter lane to ASL box. Tricky when traffic is moving.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38098Photo #38098Joining the road at Histon Green.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38097Photo #38097Crossing Ambrose Way, Histon. Slightly raised crossing for cars.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38096Photo #38096Crossing Ambrose Way, Histon.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38095Photo #38095Near the cemetery, Histon.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38094Photo #38094Crossing Orchard Road, Histon. A slightly raised crossing for cars.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38093Photo #38093Crossing Orchard Road, Histon.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38092Photo #38092Crossing Garden Walk, Histon.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38091Photo #38091Even with large hedges, there is enough width for a car to nose out and the cyclist is able to go around them.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38090Photo #38090The rollercoaster of driveways in north HistonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38089Photo #38089Cyclepath in northern HistonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38088Photo #38088The width of the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38087Photo #38087Near north Histon boundary, heading southbound.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38086Photo #38086Solar light unit installed on Cottenham to Histon cyclepath. Lifetime is apparently 5 years.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38085Photo #38085Opposite Cottenham SkipsCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38084Photo #38084Cottenham end of the Histon to Cottenham cyclepath.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
36040Photo #36040Solar edge lighting on the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath.

Without the edge lighting, it was difficult to see where the grass and ditch began.

The photo shows the widened state. The path was previously 18 inches wide here threading between 60mph traffic and a ditch.

See also #36039
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
36039Photo #36039Solar lights on the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath.

The high side of oncoming car lights used to leave you temporarily blind, but now you are guided by the solar edge marking. It is extremely effective for safety.

You can also now use cheap town lights on this section.

See also #36040
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
34433Photo #34433Trespass warning sign for the Guided Bus trackGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
33306Photo #33306Stairs with cycle wheel channel next to Zoology Museum.

See also #33305
Other:
Good practice
general
33305Photo #33305Stairs with cycle wheel channel next to Zoology Museum.

See also #33306
Other:
Problem
general
28868Photo #28868The path width is being doubled to accommodate shared use with bicycles.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28867Photo #28867The 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.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28866Photo #28866The 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 make it slower than using the road.

Notice how the shared use (foreground) and footpath only (ahead) paths do not differ.

The roadworks ahead are widening the path.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28865Photo #28865The shared use cyle path. You always wonder if a pedestrian will pop out from the bus shelter.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28864Photo #28864Every 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.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28863Photo #28863If 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.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28862Photo #28862At 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.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28861Photo #28861There is not enough room for two cyclists to pass on the Cottenham to Histon cycle path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28860Photo #28860The 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.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28859Photo #28859The thinnest section of the Cottenham to Histon cycle path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28858Photo #28858The 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 blinded.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28857Photo #28857The 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.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28856Photo #28856Between 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 pedestrians is difficult.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28855Photo #28855The 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 40 mph.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28854Photo #28854The start of the Cottenham to Histon shared-use cycle path at the edge of Cottenham.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27429Photo #27429Northbound 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
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
27428Photo #27428Work in progress adding cycle lanes to Glebe Road, Histon in the 40mph zone. Northbound cycle lane (on left) is not wide enough (116cm) and the hatched centre area (84cm) pushes traffic towards cycles.

In rush hour drivers were threading themselves beween the lines and not crossing into the hatched area to pass cyclists.

This road previously had a single white line which in comparison was much safer.

See also #27429
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
27427Photo #27427Southbound cycle lane on Bridge Road, Histon within the 40mph zone.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways

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