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Gallery: Arbury Park

Infrastructure within the new development of the Arbury Park area of Impington (near Cambridge). For Orchard Path see http://iitm.be/OrchardPath

This gallery was created on Sunday, 1st June 2008

Orchard Park plans. The gentile slope parallel to the A14 junction could provide for a direct cycle and pedestrian link between the A14/Histon roundabout and the public / sports area of Arbury Park, providing a quieter, shorter and friendli ... [more]

Outline plans of Arbury Camp. See Ring Fort Path idea http://iitm.be/OrchardPath

North facing map. The gentile slope parallel to the A14 junction could provide for a direct cycle and pedestrian link between the A14/Histon roundabout and the public / sports area of Arbury Park, providing a quieter, shorter and friendlier ... [more]

The gentle slope parallel to the A14 junction could provide for a direct cycle and pedestrian link between the A14/Histon roundabout and the public / sports area of Arbury Park, providing a quieter, shorter and friendlier route to Arbury Rd ... [more]

The direct access to Kings Hedges Road (KHR) - just visible with its Give Way triangle on the tarmac - was added as part of the remedial works on KHR after a campaign by members

The addition of this slip way onto the carriageway was welcome (before it was added a series of four right-angle turns was necessary to get from the cycle way onto the road). However, the location is not great as cycles enter the road at a ... [more]

The cycle lane here is a welcome addition to draw drivers attention to cyclists crossing the slip road - but the red paint is very uncomfortable to ride on, being very poorly applied

The width of this pavement suggests it was designed to be a shared use path, although there are no signs to this effect. If it is to be shared use, then it needs to be marked as such and indeed finished off. If it is to be segregated, the ... [more]

Typical Arbury Park dropped kerb

Lay-bys for car parking which take space from the (potential) shared use pavement and encourage high motor vehicle speeds. Note that the bend of the road makes it difficult for drivers pulling out of the lay-by to see cyclists.

Another wide pavement suggesting shared use provision for cyclists, but as yet unfinished even though people are already living in some of the homes.

More unfinished infra-structure, this time with gaps in it and parts blocked off. There's no obvious reason for the blockages.

To the right of this photo is a wide probable shared use pavement, which suddenly narrows on turning the corner (especially with the wheelie bins) but there is no suitable dropped kerb to allow cyclists back onto the road.

It's not only cyclists who have to put up with lamp posts in the middle of the path! The lamp posts could have been positioned to the left (with longer reach) and have left the path clear. Note also the slope on this pavement which makes ... [more]

Although not a very cycle-friendly junction (big junctions allow high motor vehicle speeds) the detectors at these lights are at least very sensitive to cycles

This toucan crossing will be useful for cyclists one day, when the guided bus comes this way.

More unfinished infrastructure. Access to these dwellings is across a poorly finished dropped kerb and a patch of mud! Not conducive to cycling for those people already living here.

This block of houses on Arbury Park has as many cycle parking spaces as car spaces, but they aren't easy to get to thanks to the parked van. (See also #14042)

This block of housing has as many cycle parking spaces as car parking spaces, and they are closer to the building than the car spaces, though they would be hard to get to at the time the photo was taken (see #14041)

Well-located cycle parking close to house and in use (would be better if covered)

None of the cycle parking on Arbury Park is covered, but at least some of the the car parking is!

According to the plans, this is a shared use path, but there is nothing to tell the cyclist so. The usual poor standard of dropped kerb, and plenty of mud and loose stones to catch out the unwary.

The continuation of the shared use path in #14045. The usable width is severely restricted by the barriers around a hole that looks like it has been there a long time.

The junction of Circus Drive with Kings Hedges Road and Arbury Road is another vast desert of tarmac

Well-designed cut-through between blocks of housing on Arbury Park allowing cyclists and pedestrians to permeate but not motor vehicles

A missed opportunity to provide contraflow cycling means a detour for cyclists.

This block of housing has plenty of car parking spaces (some of them covered) -- but clearly it needs some cycle parking, too!

One of the, as yet, unadopted roads in Orchard Park. Should become two way for cyclists. See #48591 from the opposite end.

Unused toucan crossing -- presumably awaiting the arrival of the guided busway

Cars come round this corner quite fast (after all, it is a one way road), but where the picture is taken from is a T-junction where vehicles, including cycles, need to turn right onto this road, across the flow. Better visibility is needed ... [more]

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