One way system exemptions for pedal cycles?
Just seen a notice from RB Kensington and Chelsea about a proposed exemption of the one way routes around SW3. This means that cyclists will be allowed to go against the flow of traffic. They tend to do this anyway, but making it legal? would this not lead to further near misses?Posted 4 years ago
If you know you can bolt down a one way legally wouldn’t this make you less wary of on coming traffic?
I can see the logic but can also see a conflict?brakesMember
there will be a period of education and OBVIOUS INYOURFACE signs would be helpful.Posted 4 years ago
they’re also planning this around the City of London and there are already a few where you can. there tends to be a cycle lane which helps but the biggest problem is that on one-way streets pedestrians only look where they expect traffic to come from which is only one way…. there’s one in particular near Bank which I avoid because otherwise you’re just playing Run the Gauntlet
They tend to do this anyway, but making it legal? would this not lead to further near misses?
there was a thread about contraflows not long ago, opinion seemed to be be they were freaking scary due to drivers not knowing/accepting that it was a legit contraflow.
There’s some near work all signed up and there are occasionally issues, now is it bad highway planning for **** idiot drivers to blame?Posted 4 years ago
The thing that worries me, if there is no cycle lane as such ther is no specific access point to the road. So at a junction where cyclists may approach from either side, where are they to enter the one way road. From left stay left, from the right stay right or cross across to get left and visa versa. just throwing initial thoughts out there as not seen them in practice.Posted 4 years agonickjbSubscriber
Just to put the opposite point of view (this is STW). Too many lines and paint and signs and lights and people start driving light robots completely ignoring their surroundings. I saw someone recently pull away from a set of lights at fairly high speed then screech to a halt as there was an old lady still slowly crossing who didn’t make it while the green man was on. He went for lights are green = go rather than roads are clear = go. Isn’t there a scheme in Holland where they have no markings at all and all traffic has to look out for other road user and peds? Unfortunately there are probably too many idiots on the road who need telling what to do and seem completely unable to think about what they are doing (pedestrians, cyclists and drivers)Posted 4 years ago
Too many lines and paint and signs and lights and people start driving light robots completely ignoring their surroundings
on the previous thread pretty sure someone said they had a motorist drive at them shouting it was one way. Driver obviously hadn’t spotted the signage. The more obvious the better for exceptions like this IMOPosted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I do it anyway on a 20m stretch of road. Right turn onto what is, coming my way, a one-way exit but it opens out to 2-way 20m further down. No-one has said anything yet, in fact last time I did it, a police car stopped and waved me through the gap. 🙂
Doing that saves me a 1/3rd mile diversion on a busy road so sod what the infrastructure says, it’s safer and more convenient for everyone if I do that. Gets me out the way of all the traffic on the busy main road.Posted 4 years ago
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