Safer cycle lanes

Cycle lanes should be separated from the main road where possible. Even a small brick-like barrier would encourage drivers to slow down (lest they bump into it) and keep vehicles out of cycle lanes.

Additionally I think that  a warning that the cycle lane is about to end would be beneficial to both drivers and cyclists. One minute the cycle lane is there, the next it is gone. I have been overtaken by articulated lorries or buses when a cycle lane runs out and I've had to hop onto the pavement - a skill not all cyclist have. Prehaps use motorway-style 3-2-1 stripes like you have when an exit is approaching? I know this may mean more signs but it prehaps it could just be lines on the road? 

Why the contribution is important

Segrgated cycle lanes makes cycling safer for all and would encourage more people to give cycling a try. Less cars on the road has many benefits for all city centre users.

Narrower roads would encourage drivers to slow down.

Cycle paths that didn't end abruptly with no warning would help improve cycling safety



by user719844 on November 21, 2013 at 03:11PM

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  • Posted by user734334 November 22, 2013 at 08:10

    I do like this idea but I think we can also allocate a space on many pavements for cyclists.
  • Posted by user251846 November 28, 2013 at 11:43

    I agree that cyclists should where possible be separated from both traffic AND pedestrians by some kind of PHYSICAL barrier, rather than mere white lines which are ignored by both cyclists and drivers, to the annoyance and endangerment of both. Disagree with 'yhin' on the matter of pavements, though Pavements are for people, not vehicles.
  • Posted by user338616 December 07, 2013 at 08:28

    I have already posted this as a suggestion??Come on moderator
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