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Photo #41939

See clip at www.youtube.com/watch

The cyclelane disappears on Hills Road on several occasions. This is just before the Railway Bridge at the Brooklands Avenue junction. It seems exactly the wrong place to make it disappear as it's where traffic builds and tries to squeeze through.

The thing is there is enough space, especially with the recent junction widening with the CB1 development. This short (and very limited) study looks at the highway modal usage and works out what could be done to support the much under-supported person cycling.

This obviously needs a lot more research to be accurate, but I think the base principle stands. There is space, it's just badly thought out.

This is only changing the quite large pavements by 1.5 foot each and reducing the road lanes by about a 1.5 foot each. Some people driving seem to think there is enough space to pass someone cycling in these lanes anyway!

So all that is happening is allocating the space in a safer fashion.

This gets people cycling out of the motor traffic, so it does benefit all.

The clip shows 6 people cycling on the pavement, so they are choosing to get out of the way. It's no wonder why with the lorry driver at 1:30 chasing the person cycling, along with 3 other bullies & close passes. It doesn't feel safe on the road.

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