Saturday, 2 September 2017

Oxford Road, it's better than nothing, but nothing like Amsterdam!

It's better than nothing, but nothing like Amsterdam!

Notice the lack of junction treatment, no protection from vehicles turning left across the cycle route. In Amsterdam cycles get a separate phase at traffic lights.

Meantime the bus stops are over complicated, with pointless solar powered led lights, rumble strips and give way signs that were added later. Money spent on blaming people cycling whilst ignoring the real dangers at the junctions.

But the real problems on this route are the drivers using the cycle route as a parking place, normally it's private hire cars, but this time it was rather different...

Oxford Road going south



Oxford Road going north



When they put in half decent cycle routes in Manchester it's not long before they are closed by building works...

1 comment:

  1. Hey you're back! Hope you're well.


    I did a comparison of the start of the various works. I would definitely agree it's better than nothing but astonishing how much it varies in quality. The time-limited (and just limited) nature of the funds made achieving a measure of consistency was an uphill battle. I think it will deliver a significant boost in the number of people cycling, but also a rally for something better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAFm7WycPKc

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