Wednesday 15 November 2017

Village Circle Roundabout & Sir Alex Fergusion Way - Trafford

I've been seeing reports from people who cycle through the tram works at Village Circle Roundabout and Sir Alex Fergusion Way in Trafford that the area is now very dangerous for people walking and cycling.

People have reported that the traffic lights have not been working for several weeks and there has been at least one pedestrian has been knocked over and injured and driver behavior is pretty dreadful. The issue is going to be raised at Trafford Cycle Forum and complaints have been sent to TfGM and Trafford council.

I have also seen dreadful behavior by contractors in the area, parking and driving on cycle tracks and pavements is a daily occurrence.

Sunday 12 November 2017

Manchester's Flagship Cycleway?

I don't think I've ever been along Oxford Road on a bike without having to swerve into the road to avoid taxis, roadworks or other obstructions.

The taxi drivers block it all the time.

This is also a common occurrence.

The roadworks never seem to stop.

When combined with taxis it makes the cycle way almost pointless.

Parking on Cycle Facilities

It's an everyday occurrence...

They really don't give a shit do they...

Even if the road markings say "KEEP CLEAR"!

And when there is plenty of space on the road...

Even better when the cycle track has just been fenced off!

But that doesn't matter to most drivers...

Even when it's dark.

Just imagine what would happen if you blocked the roadway with a bicycle.

Well, you don't need to imagine - just watch this!

More here.