Monday, March 12, 2007

Junction Priority

These clips were taken on the West Auckland Road cycle path, heading into town. They show 4 junctions:

  1. West Park Drive - A car is already waiting in the space available for car turns
  2. Faverdale - loads of space for a waiting lorry, as the cycle path is already diverted away from the road
  3. Auckland Oval - cycle path should join road just before to give cyclists clear priority at junction. Left and right turning vehicles need to learn to look out for cyclists (Highway Code rule 335)
  4. Laing Street - the cycle path is virtually on the main road already.

All these examples would be very simple if Highway Code rule 335 was strengthened in favour of sustainable forms of transport. No new legislation is neccesary, just a more modern interpretation.

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