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Gallery: Chesterton Road Crossing (Hamilton Road)

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic lights between Hamilton Road and George Street. The carriageway between the kerbs is 11.2 metres (plus or minus 10cm). The new buildout is a sharp one, jutting out over 1 metre just after the Herbert Street junction. There is then a 1metre drop back to the existing kerb before the junction with George Street and a dropped kerb before reaching the traffic light, at an arrow indicating a left turn).

This gallery was created on Wednesday, 5th September 2007

The van MX05 OLM manages to park in two cycle lanes at once (pavement contraflow cycle lane + onstreet MCL) + obstructing the view for traffic coming from Hamilton Road. Drivers answer: "We have build the buildout and parked here for six we ... [more]

The van MX05 OLM manages to park in two cycle lanes at once (pavement contraflow cycle lane + onstreet MCL) + obstructing the view for traffic coming from Hamilton Road. Drivers answer: "We have build the buildout and parked here for six we ... [more]

Finally someone has found a useful application for the new buildout at the "upgraded" Chesterton Crossing. Number plate was removed by the builders who parked it there. Reported to police as incident 106 / 070919.

That is what the builders of the Chesterton Road crossing upgrade think of cycle lane... Vehicles had been there for at least 20 min before van MX05 OLM reported to police as incident 106 / 070919.

New cycle lane: between a wheel and a sharp buildout. The red tarmac is <1.20m. The zigzag is 1.5m in its extremes, but where the pavement juts out the width falls to 1.3m.

Dropped kerb before the Toucans allow cyclists to get onto the pavement to cross at the lights. However, cycling on that pavement past the traffic lights should NOT be encouraged.

Blotchy paving being laid.

A lot of paint and a sharp buildout may achieve some speed reduction with motorists. The visual effect is awful, though the red tarmac can be helpful with turning vehicles.

Sub standard 1.2 m wide cycle lane further reduced by change in surface at the yellow lines (up to 2cm high). Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith: "Well, that tree needs cutting back". The first on street cycle lane on Chesterton Road's southern sid ... [more]

Sub standard 1.2 m wide cycle lane further reduced by change in surface at the yellow lines (up to 2cm high). Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith: "This is quite poor".

Zigazg cycle lane between pinchpoints is 1.5 m wide. Reduced width red tarmac at George Street and 1.2 m up to Chesterton Hall Crescent. But cyclists can't do 80 degrees bends...

Cycle lane on the northern side of Chesterton Road, passing Herbart Street. This part doubles as a bus stop (see sharp buildout), but is clearly marked as a cycle lane (see cycle drawing under the bus).

New bit of cycle lane on the northern side of Chesterton Road, passing Herbart Street. This part doubles as a bus stop (see dangerous kerb).

New cycle lane on the northern side of Chesterton Road continues underneath the bus... which hindered by the new obstacle blocks the exit from Herbart Street.

New bit of cycle lane on the northern side of Chsterton Road, passing Herbart Street. This part doubles as a bus stop (see dangerous kerb behind the cyclists).

Chesterton Road, between Herbart Street and Hamilton Road. Cyclists crossing in that direction also experience five changes in surface material.

New bit of cycle lane on the northern side of Chesterton Road, passing Herbart Street. This part doubles as a bus stop (see sharp buildout).

Cute little left turn arrow on new "cycle lane". Unfortunately not enough space for a full size arrow. Also note dropped kerb, which may invite cyclists to go onto the pavement (shared use??) to crash into pedestrians waiting at the crossin ... [more]

Pedestrian crossing on Chesterton Rd, between Hamilton Rd and George Street. Dangerous new kerb. To see from the opposite side: http://www.camcycle.org.uk/map/location/thumbnails.html

Pedestrian crossing on Chesterton Rd, between Hamilton Rd and George Street.

This sharp buildout looks dangerous. Its the northen side of Chersterton Rd, between the pedestrian crossing and George Street. The guiding of the cycle lane is ludicrous. In addition, the pavement is shared use from the traffic light to Ge ... [more]

Red tarmac for a new bit of cycle lane (1.5m specified) on the northern side of Chesterton Rd when passing George Street. The first part with the cycle drawing is the old, 1.2m spec lane between George Street and Chesterton House Crescent.

New bit of cycle lane on the southerns side of Chesterton Rd (specified as 1.5 wide). Note: the anti-skid surface does not continue up to the kerb. Also, the East West cycle journey on Chesterton is a prime example of poor, non-continuous i ... [more]

Pedestrian crossing on Chesterton Rd, between Hamilton Rd and George Street.

Cyclists traveling in the with traffic direction get a "red carpet". Cyclists from Hamilton Road following the planners invitation onto the contra flow pavement cross against traffic "at own risk".

Pedestrian crossing on Chesterton Rd, near Hamilton Rd.

New red tarmac for a new bit of cycle lane on Chesterton Rd when passing Hamilton Rd (right at the bus stop at Townsends).

Chesterton Road toucan buildout under construction. Very cycle-hostile.

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic lights between Hamilton Road and George Street. As wheels won't go up the kerb, cyclists will have to go infront of cars before the new pinch point at the new Toucan crossing ... [more]

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic lights between Hamilton Road and George Street. This leaves little space on the road, especially at this new pinch point at the new Toucan crossing.

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic light between Hamilton Road and George Street. http://www.camcycle.org.uk/map/location/11469/ shows the sharp build out in detail.

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic lights between Hamilton Road and George Street. This leaves little space on road and forces cyclists onto the shared use pavement.

On Chesterton Road westwards at traffic light between Hamilton Road and George Street cyclists coming from St George Bridge will be forced onto the shared use counterflow pavement before crossing Chesterton Road..

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic light between Hamilton Road and George Street. This leaves little space on road and forces cyclists onto the shared use pavement.

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic lights between Hamilton Road and George Street. This leaves little space on road and forces cyclists onto the shared use pavement.

Instead of widening the pavement http://www.camcycle.org.uk/map/location/11475/ an alternative would be to create a central reservation to create a save zone for cyclists crossing the street between Herbert Street and Hamilton Rd.

Construction work to narrow Chesterton Road westwards at traffic lights between Hamilton Road and George Street is under way (pink line). This forces cyclists (coming from St Georges bridge) to cross the opposite lane at Hamilton Rd to go o ... [more]

The poor cycle route to the pelican crossing from George Street.

Herbert Street / Chesterton Road

directional signage

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