Thursday, May 17, 2007

Greenbank Road junction update

All the road markings seem to be in place now at the almost-completed Greenbank Road junction but there doesn't seem to be any sign of Advanced Stop Lines or filter lanes for bikes. This is a key junction for cyclists and it's a crime that there has been no provision made for bikes, despite there being, in our opinion, ample space.

I approach this junction from the town centre each morning on my way to work. I can, just, get past the queue of cars by filtering on the left and then wait just over the stop line, in the middle of the lane, until the lights change. This is easily the safest place for a cyclist to be at this junction and I am easily able to clear the junction and move back to the left a little before I slow any cars. This process would have been made much safer with the inclusion of an Advanced Stop Line and a filter lane.

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