Things tagged 'cyclelanes'

limited to the area of City Cycling Edinburgh:

6 issues found for 'cyclelanes':

  • Cycle lane Gilmerton Rd

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    Cycle lanes in both directions needs urgent improvment. It's painted on but
    - it is far too narrow, encouraging dangerous overtaking
    - road surface in the gutter (=cycle lane) extremely bad, with deep&wide cracks, most covers have sunken etc.
    - paint has faded
    - parking (near the schools)

    Many sections of Gilmerton Rd have hatching in the centre, wasting space; these sections would be wide enough for a segregated path (or wide lane protected by bollards/armadillos).

    In the narrower sections, the existing bike lane should be removed completely because at the moment it increases the dangers (encouraging cyclists to be in the gutter between kerb and speeding cars).

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  • Bike lane protection

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    Cars and buses southbound often cut the corner at the traffic lights (road bends to left), driving over the cycle lane.

    The cycle lane leads up to the lights but ends there and restarts some distance along the road.

    It is dangerous because drivers think that cyclists are out of the way in their own lane, even larger vehicles overtake here without realising that they easily move into the bike lane. Attached a photo where that happened to me, on 21 October 2014, the bus overtook and cut me off, I had to slam the brakes in order not to be squashed.

    The bike lane should be clearly separated here, bypassing the traffic lights completely.

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  • Segregate/Protect cycle lane

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    Drivers often cut the corner at the Bank of Scotland, driving over the cycle lane. The current layout encourages drivers to overtake without giving people on bicycles the necessary distance. Parking is also a dangerous problem here.

    It would be easy to install plastic highway bollards here along the cycle lane which would encourage drivers not to encroach on the cycle lane.

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  • Add cycle lane

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    Kirk Brae really needs a cycle lane uphills. There is enough space as the car lanes are fairly wide (sometimes with space wasted by hatching in the centre) but at the moment encourage dangerous overtaking.

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  • Segregate the feeder lane

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 2 threads

    The feeder lane between the bus stop and the ASL in Liberton Rd northbound should be segregated. Road and pavement are very wide here, so it would be easy to add a cycle lane segregated by a kerb to replace the curernt painted feeder lane.

    The painted feeder lane is extremely dangerous as the road bends left, so that buses, HGVs and other vehicles regularly encroach on it. Just today I saw another cyclist almost pushed onto the kerb when a bus started to move.

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  • Extend bike lane to / through junction

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 0 threads

    The bike lane (end of the "quality" bike corridor) on Mayfield Rd southbound ends about a hundred metres before the junction with Liberton Rd. It should extend up to the junction, and ideally continue through to Kirk Brae and Liberton Road.

    Extending the bike lane would allow cyclists to pass the queuing cars and get to the traffic lights. At the moment, cyclists are stuck at the bottom of the steep hill at the end of the cycle lane, and then can cycle up only very slowly, with lot of angry car driver behind them. It often takes two green phases to get from the end of the cycle lane to the actual lights, unless you overtake on the right against oncoming traffic speeding around the corner from Liberton Rd.

    This is a key junction as there are no other routes between KB and Liberton/Gilmerton (except going around to Cameron Toll which is not much better).

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