Goverment Review of HWC
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cyclewight:
Goverment Review of HWC
sound+fury // 1 thread
A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
There is no proper transition between the road (Love Lane) and the Cycle Track. Teh track turn the corner and terminates at the junction of Ronsons Close, but many users (most?) are accessing it from the part of Love Lane that runs east-west. At very least there should be a flush kerb here, but ideally a bit of junction remodelling to give greater emphasis to cycling.
Ian S // 1 thread
TRO Issued to install traffic calming bumps and speed restriction reminder decals.
Improvements to Eastern Road corridor that will be supported and evidenced through feasibility studies including traffic congestion and vehicle flow studies.
We will also work with Highways England to complement any work they have planned for A27
The work will include potential widening of the corridor, improvements to junctions including splays onto the A27, signage, public transportation.
The outputs will comprise improved and sustainable transport choices, improved air quality, reduced noise, travel time and congestion leading to increased productivity which in turn, supports growth of the city.
Albert Road / Festing Road Junction -
Following several pedestrian casualties at this junction (recent 3 year period 01/07/13 to 30/06/16 shows a total of 4 collisions (3 serious) with 3 being pedestrians and 1 pedal cycle) improvements can be implemented to assist with the uncontrolled crossing.
These could include building out of existing kerb lines to reduce vehicle speeds entering/exiting the junction, extending the pedestrian island in length and implementing guard railing outside of the public house entrances to guide pedestrians to crossing facilities.
Cromwell Rd/Henderson Rd Roundabout has previously experienced a high level of cycle casualties.
This scheme is designed to build-out existing kerb lines and central island to create deflection, reducing approach speeds and segregate the bus lane.
Surfacing and lining could also be utilised to highlight to drivers the likelihood of cyclists on the roundabout, and consideration will be given to the implementation of a segregated cycle lane.
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