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Gallery: East Road crossing

This was redone (converted from a pedestrian crossing to a toucan crossing) in 2005 but contains a number of problems.

This gallery was created on Monday, 6th August 2007

Red surfacing needed between the zig-zag lines, to assist right-turning cyclists. (The same is needed in the opposite direction.)

Red surfacing needed between zig-zags, to enable cyclists to turn right, or an island just before the crossing. Same applies in the opposite direction.

Cycle parking has still not been provided in this area, despite assurances and despite a lack of any official parking.

Pole in the centre needs to be removed.

Kerb needs to be made flush. The current poor construction results in cyclists just using the pavement to the right of the pole.

Red surfacing needed on the left half of this exit lane, to encourage vehicles to keep to the right.

This row of car parking for 5 cars outside CB2 cafe needs to be removed. Cars almost always enter the cycle lane despite oncoming cyclists. There is other short-stay parking in the area, and a car park across the road. There is also a bad s ... [more]

Lack of cycle parking leads to pavement blockages.

Rubbish and pointless bit of cycleway to join the road which no-one ever uses anyway.

Cycle symbol just after the East Road toucan crossing eradicated by the works that took place. The old cycle lane which it was part of ended just before the crush point anyway. The Cycling Campaign has been arguing for the wide pavement ... [more]

Confusing signage at the East Road toucan crossing - there is no 'end of cycleway' ahead of us, but there is a cycle symbol on the pavement. The pole to the right, just out of the picture, contains an end of cycleway sign. So is this bit le ... [more]

Three, self-contradictory indications: cycle sign on pavement, 'end of route' sign, and a shared use pavement sign.

There is no way for cyclists on East Road to get onto the crossing. This is the same problem that exists at Gonville Place. A dropped kerb should be provided.

There is no way for cyclists on East Road to get onto the crossing. A dropped kerb should be provided. The path is already shared use in the whiter patches, so this could be done without legal changes.

Red surfacing needed across crossing, and farside indicators would be preferable.

We would like to see the relatively wide pavement along East Road, opposite the shops but on the west side, reduced in width slightly, in order to make an on-road lane. This would then ultimately enable a continuous cycle lane to be created ... [more]

A vehicle giving sufficient overtaking space in this highly problematic stretch of road due to the parked cars. The fact that the overtaking car is going onto the other side of the road demonstrates why car parking / stopping on the left ne ... [more]

Cyclists swerving round a parked car. Another car that has parked (legally) while the single yellow line is not in force has decided to u-turn out to save a minute or two, hence about to block the oncoming traffic and causing more danger fo ... [more]

Yet another excellent example of how cyclists face real problems on East Road. The silver vehicle should not have attempted to overtake the lady on the bicycle, who is faced with blockage by the red car. Parking/stopping along this stretch ... [more]

Advanced Stop Lane needed here, and reduction to a single lane.

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