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Photo listing : roadworks (problem)

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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.

You might think that this was a post-Covid19 pop-up cycle lane, but no, this is Cambridge, it's just for some inactive work on the footway outside Aldi.

You can, no doubt, spot the other reason this sign has been used incorrectly.

Road works to build bad new scheme for Addenbrooke's roundabout can't be bothered to provide safe crossings for people walking.

Very poor restoration of the road surface after utilities work.

Poor quality road reinstatement

Horrible bodged road repair

Tenison Road is closed for traffic-calming works - predictably, the signs are aimed exclusively at drivers and make no allowance for cyclists having access to most of it most of the time.

The county council's contractors have left a hole in the cycle track where a lamp post has been removed - how long till it gets filled in?

The street was closed for one day while a trench was dug to provide services for a newly built studio in the rear of a garden.

This junction is set to have four sets of staggered toucan crossings - while motorists will get double exit lanes - all this from a development which is supposed to promote walking and cycling and cut motor traffic journeys. Hrmph!

Signposted for pedestrians only in this direction - during construction of a massive junction for fast heavy motorised traffic into the Northwest Cambridge development.

A narrow staggered crossing with plastic bollards that provide absolutely no protection whatsoever from the 40mph traffic through here.

Lots of roadworks make Madingley Road an even more unpleasant experience than usual. Despite all the cones and fences the 40mph limit is retained.

Temporary (but for how long?) access to the Shelford path at Addenbrookes. To the other side of the small line of cones is a live road. Utterly, abjectly, awful. This is bad for cyclists. Terrible for those with long bikes or trailers ... [more]

Footpath closed for some works seemingly to the fence, but looks like the path itself is being widened here and resurfaced.

One lane still closed on Barton Road an hour and a quarter after it was supposed to have been reopened.

Queueing back to the Trumpington Road because the (unnecessary) roadworks which are meant to be lifted at 15.30 daily were still in place an hour and a quarter later.

Markings for replacement of road markings after resurfacing. As the left-turn-only sign at the Grantchester St junction has not been covered up, the only legal way into Newnham Croft is via the two minor roads to the right, but there's no i ... [more]

Newnham Road closed in one direction for two weeks for totally unnecessary resurfacing - while potholes across Cambridge go unrepaired.

Barton Road closed in one direction for two weeks for totally unnecessary resurfacing - while potholes across Cambridge go unrepaired.

Newnham Road closed in one direction for two weeks for totally unnecessary resurfacing - while potholes across Cambridge go unrepaired. It would be nice if there was some indication that cyclists can use the usual routes along the Barton Ro ... [more]

To which I would ask, 'Why? Isn't the road good enough?'

It's hard to see how 'habitat and access improvements' require Lammas Land to be closed for almost two months (from early October, in fact).

Problematic signage during Hills Road building works (13 Aug 2013), to be challenged and posing serious liability issues, this sign is still being used after request to remove on previous day (12 Aug 2013)

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

The cycleway is completely obstructed by these roadworks signs.

Here is the same problem on the other side of the road. It's been like this for days. What precisely is a cyclist or a driver supposed to do? I think it means: drivers: you are allowed to run down or otherwise intimidate cyclists here ... [more]

Cycle lane supposedly suspended (have they really got a TRO?) northbound due to roadworks on the southbound side of Hills Road.

Inappropriate signage. The next sign says 'Cycle Lane Closed'. There isn't even a cycle lane.

Inappropriate signage. This is very disappointing given the excellent signage that was on the roadworks for Gilbert Road a couple of weeks ago.

Incredible that these roadworks haven't been scheduled to be the same time as the resurfacing two weeks later.

I'm amazed the county council hasn't yet made the contractors remove this appalling sign - the footway to the left is closed so are cyclists meant to walk through in front of the cars? or cross to the far footway? Thankfully, cyclists are j ... [more]

Does a quick spurt of the blackstuff really count as a repair of this awful cycle lane?

Left turn only out of Glisson Road - the only way for cyclists to reach the northbound cycle lane is to go south to the pedestrian crossing and do a U-turn there.

This is shared-use - so is it closed to cyclists too?

The No Left Turn sign should have an Except Cycles plate added - it's great that a northbound cycle lane has been provided while northbound cars have to go a long way around!

Cyclists are supposed to use the pedestrian crossing 30 metres to the right and return to the same choke point - so that pedestrians can use the cycle crossing? Hardly logical.

The familiar false dichotomy - cars or pedestrians - ignoring the fact that this is above all a cycle route.

Roadworks on East Road have necessitated shifting this crossing temporarily to the left by about 20 metres. But that is so off the beaten track that it is universally ignored.

Roadworks on Pembroke Street encourage (or in some cases force) vehicles into the contraflow cycle lane.

And as usual, the signs are in the cycle lane; the camber of the pavement does provide some reason as to why this has happened ...but a reason isn't an excuse and it would be nice if these things didn't happen. Location approximate.

The text on the red sign reads "cycle lane closed […] mopeds and cyclists dismount". If we ignore the fact that mopeds are prohibited from using cycle lanes anyway and therefore shouldn't be mentioned on this sign at all, this sign sends ... [more]

Why does it take so long to get things fixed here?? 1) barriers missing for many weeks (the lights got replaced quickly)

Cyclists cycling close to the kerb invite motorists to overtake where, during the construction work there is too little width to make it safe. Taxi AE04 HWP is intimidating a cyclist close to railings.

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