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174367Photo #174367There is no safe area for children to cycle to school from Great Ashby without having to risk their lives crossing this road. A cycle path or safe crossing area really is essential here.Cycleway:
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166975Photo #166975Barrier makes use of really useful links for cyclists very difficult - and impossible for non standard bikes. Please remove the barrier or replace with a more cycle friendly one.Cycleway:
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166974Photo #166974Barrier makes use of really useful links for cyclists very difficult - and impossible for non standard bikes.Cycleway:
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164632Photo #164632There is a footpath joining the cycle network here... but the foot path along the A602 is on the other side of the bushes... consequently pedestrians are using the cycle path here because there is no where else to go... path here is also very narrow and could do with the bushes cut back to make room.Cycleway:
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164631Photo #164631The signs here clearly indicate this is shared use. Umm.... however at the end of the ramp there are no further signs to indicate that it is now cycle path and that the pedestrians should use the footpath which is a few feet away.... at this point as a pedestrian I can join the cycle network and walk for miles before I would see another sign saying it is no longer shared...Cycleway:
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164630Photo #164630The footpath ends here just before the cycle path drops down to go under the A602... but no signs to indicate where the pedestrians should go to continue their walk?Cycleway:
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164629Photo #164629Here is the end of a footpath leading onto the Cycle Network.. but there is another path on the other side of the bridge.... where are the signs for the pedestrians and cyclists? Is it shared path or not?Cycleway:
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164628Photo #164628This is part of the cycle network however there is a path here that just stops with no signage to indicate what should happen next... so surprise pedestrians use the cycle path to continue their journey.....where are the signs to say this is either cycle path or shared path?Cycleway:
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164627Photo #164627This is cycleway but it gets used by pedestrians who cannot be bothered to use the footpath on the other side of the bushes.... some signage would be useful here.Cycleway:
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164626Photo #164626This area is on the cycle network, but I believe it is actually shared with Pedestrians. There are signs of a white line to indicate where the path is, however it's almost disappeared and it's very over grown. Needs to be cleared and if it is shared path then the white line needs putting back in and some signage would be good....Cycleway:
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164535Photo #164535This path isn't quite wide enough for people to pass socially-distanced let alone when you factor in families, dogwalkers, cyclists etc. The path should be widened.Track:
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164534Photo #164534The pavement here is far too narrow for people walking past to socially-distance, let alone for all the visitors to the facility. This pushes people into the road.

A comprehensive redesign of this area is needed.
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164533Photo #164533This is another pinchpoint making social distancing difficult.

A keep to the left policy should be encouraged.
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164532Photo #164532There is no direct link on foot from Skegness Road to Fishers Green Road going North-east or East.

When the next relevant development takes place in this area a planning obligation to provide a connection should be secured. It will save people in Skegness Road either a much longer walk, or else getting in their car to go to the local shop
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164530Photo #164530It is not easy to get up and down from Fairview Road to the path alongside the A1072 above. A flight of steps would be really useful as it would shorten lots of foot journeys.Track:
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164529Photo #164529There is a gate here which is restrictive and requires handling so not COVID-safe. Replace with something else.Track:
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164528Photo #164528The bridge is a bit of a pinch point for social distancing. Making sure there is space at each end and that people don't linger, or else encouraging people to stick to the left would be good.Track:
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164519Photo #164519Most of the paths in Hampson Park are not wide enough to allow social distancing and not comprehensive enough to enable a good exercise route on a suitable surface all year round. A footpath improvement plan should be developed and consulted upon.Track:
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164518Photo #164518The pavement is missing meaning people have to walk in carriageway or criss-cross the road on a bend near junctions.Track:
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164517Photo #164517Desire line which is often founderous and would benefit from surfacing to assist pedestrian access for circular routes and to Crooked Billet PHTrack:
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164516Photo #164516There is insufficient width for social distancing and only one suitable pavement. The solution should be subject to further consultation.Track:
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158261Photo #158261Grass covering most of the width of footpath making it very narrow. Please uncover the path to its full width so that people can use it as intended.Track:
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158260Photo #158260Grass covering most of the width of footpath making it very narrow. Please uncover the path to its full width so that people can use it as intended.Track:
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158259Photo #158259Grass covering most of the width of footpath making it very narrow. Please uncover the path to its full width so that people can use it as intended.Track:
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158258Photo #158258Grass covering most of the width of footpath making it very narrow. Please uncover the path to its full width so that people can use it as intended.Track:
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152636Photo #152636There is no suitable and safe cycle route that leads between the Chells Park Pavillion and the cycle track that comes from Lanterns Lane and runs through the woodland. Currently there are 2 options and neither are particular nice if the town wants to encourage cycling to those who are not confident.

Option 1 requires a right hand turn from Gresley Way into Lanterns Ln and then to use the dark and silt filled underpass. This is not a great option during rush hour or late at night when the underpass is very dark.

Option 2 requires expert navigational skills and some chunky tires to navigate the woodland and find the sharp slope onto the cycle track. This is not a great option in certain weather conditions or for bikes that do not have off-road tires.

Both of these options would be awful for a parent that was trying to pull their child along in a carrier. To solve this problem all that needs to be done is to create a tarmac slope from Gresley way onto the cycle track on the Chells park side of the road.
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152066Photo #152066LNER need to make their Azumas able to easily take tandem bicycles so disabled people are not discrimintated against when they ride with thier partners. The old trains allowed us to reach cities on your route and we no longer can, bad for tourism!Cycleway:
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150654Photo #150654Cyclists have to manoeuvre between bollards, close to carpark barriers against flow of traffic in order to get to cycleway underpass. This route needs to be re-established by clear marking.Cycleway:
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150653Photo #150653Cyclists travelling north towards the cycleway underpass to Fairlands Way cycleway are forced to proceed in the opposite direction to car park traffic markings. There should be a clear cycleway marked so that cyclists can proceed safely between the cycle parking facility and the cycleway.Cycleway:
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150652Photo #150652Marshgate is currently one way for all traffic. Cyclists travelling north are forced to use the busy St George’s Way dual carriageway. They should be allowed to travel north on Marshgate.Cycleway:
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150651Photo #150651A short section of shared use should be allowed to enable cyclists to proceed across this link between Market Square and Marshgate.Cycleway:
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150650Photo #150650Market Square is one way for traffic. Cyclists should be allowed to proceed south bound.Cycleway:
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150649Photo #150649Southgate is currently one way for traffic. Cyclists should be allowed to proceed South bound.Cycleway:
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150648Photo #150648This short link between Southgate and Market Place should be made shared use so that cyclists can access the Indoor Market without having to use St George’s Way dual carriageway.Cycleway:
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150647Photo #150647In order to access Southgate, cyclists have to join the busy dual carriageway where the cycleway ends in front of traffic exiting the roundabout onto St George’s Way. Cyclists are regularly seen avoiding this hazardous manoeuvre and instead cycling on the pavement to get to Southgate. A section of cycleway should be installed or this section of pavement should be made shared use.Cycleway:
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148079Photo #148079This is only a footway and is overgrown with vegetation, forcing cyclists and pedestrians into conflict.Cycleway:
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147926Photo #147926Lots of undergrowth encroaching over much of the cycle way making it very narrow and impossible to distance from others, please clear it to give a full width cycle way.Cycleway:
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147925Photo #147925Overgrown vegetation across cycle way.Cycleway:
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147768Photo #147768The new and rather isolated Platform 5 at Stevenage station (for services via Hertford North) - cycle access via stairs or lift, outside the area of the ticket barriers.Other:
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146682Photo #146682Shared use track between Martins Way roundabout and Coreys Mill Lane is dreadful, potholes, loose surfacing, tree roots, poor lighting and worn markings make it one of the worst sections in town. Needs attention on every aspect along entire route.Cycleway:
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146680Photo #146680The surface on this cycleway between Greasley Way and Woodcock Road is dreadful, it should have been torn up and replaced years ago.Cycleway:
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146651Photo #146651Junction of the cycle track adjacent to Monkswood Way with Monkswood Lane. Poor visibility at the corner owing to trees/bushes down toward the rear of football ground, a rumble strip on Monkswood Lane on the exit side approaching the cycle track junction would be helpful here. No road markings showing priorities, no signage reminding pedestrians to use footpath or to be aware they are on a cycle track (especially concerning away fans on match days). Football club web site instructions to foot visitors do not mention that they are being directed along cycle tracks, it's particularly important to make people unfamiliar with dedicated cycle tracks aware of this so some extra signage both eye level and painted on the track along this route would be very helpful.Cycleway:
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144961Photo #144961Dangerous big metal plates across cycleway covering damaged tarmac. Very hazardous to cross over when cycling. Please remove the plates and repair the tarmac.Cycleway:
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142404Photo #142404The footway along Watton Road from the crematorium stops at the junction with Blenheim Way. There is no footway further along Watson Road or on Blenheim Way meaning there is no safe walkway to the crematorium or further afield. Footway provision needs to be joined up to allow safe pedestrian accessTrack:
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141169Photo #141169The hedge row down this length of Shephall Lane has dramatically encroached over the cycle path making it impossible to distance from others that share the path e.g. other cyclists and walkers.Cycleway:
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140819Photo #140819Grade separated crossing over cyclewayOther:
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139779Photo #139779There needs to be a dropped curve at the junction between these 2 cycleways. This is a standard cyclist route to and from Aston via the bridge to Dene Lane.Cycleway:
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139778Photo #139778Barriers across cycleway from Telford Avenue are too close together for cyclists to negotiate especially if on slightly long cycle. Barrier needed to be removed or replaced with substitute that allows cyclists using all types of cycles to proceed through more easily.Cycleway:
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139777Photo #139777Cars come into this access road and use as a parking space for school drop off. This can completely block cycleway and pedestrian path. There needs to be a post next to the main carriageway at the entrance to the road to prevent cars coming in. If the post is a locked foldaway type it can be moved when the gate is unlocked by park maintenance and for parking on 5th November.Cycleway:
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139775Photo #139775Visibility for cyclists heading north looking right for traffic coming out of Monkswood Lane is very poor indeed. It would help for cyclists to clearly have right of way and for traffic speeds in and out of Monkswood Lane to be calmed.Cycleway:
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139774Photo #139774Visibility for cyclists heading north looking right for traffic coming out of Monkswood Lane is very poor indeed. It would help for cyclists to clearly have right of way and for traffic speeds in and out of Monkswood Lane to be calmed.Cycleway:
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139677Photo #139677Fencing prevents non standard bikes (2 wheeled cargo) from passing through. Anything wider such as a trike or trailer would find it impassable.Cycleway:
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139676Photo #139676Restore priority for cyclists. This is a key route between the town centre and Roebuck. Over time the football club have widened their access and the markings showing the cycle route have disappearedCycleway:
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139675Photo #139675Cycle route. Cyclists were pushed into Jennings Close when ASDA was built. Parked cars must be kept off this junction, and off the entrance to the cycleway going towards the football club.Cycleway:
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139673Photo #139673The visible demarcation between cycling and walking routes is needed here to give at least some chance of keeping pedestrians, dogs (and broken glass) off the cycle route. The placing of the tactile slabs, gradient and layout at the town centre end needs review. Tricky on a cold, damp winter's morning.Cycleway:
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139670Photo #139670Needs cycleway curve from park exit for those wishing to head east alongside Six Hills Way.Cycleway:
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139585Photo #139585Hedges encroaching onto cycle path. Please trim them back to give full width of cycle way.Cycleway:
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139546Photo #139546The shared use path ends here and cyclists are supposed to cross over but no one does. The footpath is always full of cyclists who use it to get down to the roundabout and cycle track at Canterbury Way. We have to walk on the grass or road to avoid them. It would make sense to widen and extend the shared use path down to the roundabout at the St Nicks end of Great Ashby Way as everyone uses it as shared use anyway.Cycleway:
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139514Photo #139514Get rid of this awful gyratory system. Restore the high street to its former glory. Make Lytton Way two way.Temporary closure:
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139512Photo #139512Pedestrianise or make one way with a two way cycle route. increase space for buinesses and pedestrians. There are parallel routes for motor vehicles.Temporary closure:
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139509Photo #139509Surface is terrible to ride on needs a full resurface.Cycleway:
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139508Photo #139508Surface has some severe root damage that needs urgent repair. LAso the surface is poor between here and woodcock road.Cycleway:
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139501Photo #139501THis is a complete dogs duinner of a cycle facility. It needs clarity and consistency.Cycleway:
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139500Photo #139500Improve the timing on these lights for cyclists - often have to wait ages when no vehical movemnetsCycleway:
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139499Photo #139499A;ignment changed when roundabout built. Barriers limit use by nonstandard bikes and it is an awkward maneuver on a regular 2 wheeler.Cycleway:
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139497Photo #139497Promised cycleway never materialised. This is a much used link for cyclists and also a crazy fast 30mph road.most exceed limit.Cycleway:
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139496Photo #139496Cycleway needed to link up to section that ends near the pub along fairlands way.Cycleway:
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139493Photo #139493Bushes overgrown and reduce cycleway width by more than half.Cycleway:
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139417Photo #139417The cycleway is not visible on this map but it has to cross Popple Way. I do not know why it was not made grade separated. Now it is made very dangerous by cars and vans parked right up to the cycleway entry / exit points and destroying sight lines. Solution: remove all parking 10 metres either side of the cycleway on both sides of the road.Cycleway:
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139416Photo #139416Restore Cyclists' priority. This should only be an occasional access for motor vehicles. Make crossing safe for vulnerable road users.Cycleway:
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139353Photo #139353Currently if you are in Watton at stone you can't walk into Stevenage safely. I often take my son walking but the pathway stops just past the chicane and you're left crossing a 40mph road (reality is people drive much faster). I've often thought about walking to the shops and using the path to connect with cycle lanes in Stevenage but the road is far too dangerous and it is too risky so we drive everywhere. I for one would really appreciate if this area could be considered for improvement.Track:
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139329Photo #139329This cycleway needs to have its surface improved as at this point it becomes very muddy. Up to this point the cycleway from Gresley Way can be used in all weathers, cyclists are forced to turn right at this point towards the White WayCycleway:
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139325Photo #139325Make this current footway into shared use to allow cyclists to gain access to Priestley Road. This would be a significant link to encourage cycling, currently the on-road route is a significant detour up Chells Way. This could cut traffic to Marriotts Sports centre on Telford AvenueCycleway:
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139321Photo #139321This wide access route into the Chancellors estate needs to be made into a shared use path with a dropped kerb at each end.Cycleway:
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139318Photo #139318Barriers are positioned so that it is impossible to cycle through them. Solution is if barriers are to be retained then they need to be repositioned to allow cyclists to proceed throughCycleway:
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139305Photo #139305To join the Martins Way cycleway, cyclists from the Avenue have to negotiate a very narrow gap between barriers, an alternative path has been created over the grass bank. Barrier needs to be removed and replaced with proper junction infrastructureCycleway:
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139304Photo #139304This path has a blue sign indicating it is a cycleway however at the other end in Broadview there is a No Cycling sign. A drop kerb at the end of Broadview would help to make this an effective link.Cycleway:
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139303Photo #139303This path is being used by cyclists and needs re-designation as a shared path, and with improved surface.Cycleway:
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139302Photo #139302Cyclists have to cross busy wide entrance/exit to retail park, an island in the centre of the crossing is neededCycleway:
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139301Photo #139301At the entrance to this cycleway which is part of NCN route 12, there is a barrier and a right angle turn which means it is difficult for a cyclist to turn left off Knebworth Lane without dismounting and walking up the incline to the bend in the path. As a result, this path is rarely used and instead cyclists have to negotiate the busy roundabout. Solution, widen entrance to assist cyclists turning left off the road and up the hill, improve sight lines for cyclists at entrance to path and install warning signageCycleway:
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139299Photo #139299Work is currently being undertaken to build a better crossing over the Herford Road between Roebuck Gate and the roundabout. Plans indicate a wide path between the shared use path on the Roebuck Gate side across the grass in front of the Roebuck linking to the B197 between Old Knebworth Lane and the roundabout. This should be made shared use and will enhance safety at this junction for cyclists.Cycleway:
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139297Photo #139297Currently this is a footway between Carisbrooke Close and the B197. It joins onto the B197 at the start of the cycle lane towards Knebworth. Allowing cycles through here would allow cyclists to avoid the Hertford road roundaboutCycleway:
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137742Photo #137742Allow cyclists to use the wide footway that goes SE from here parallel to the Hertford Road along the back of the houses as far as the bus stop opposite Berkeley Close. Cyclists currently cycle on the narrow footway along the Hertford RoadCycleway:
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137740Photo #137740Pathway between Skipton Close and Carisbrooke Close should be marked as a cycle route. This would provide a cycle route from Spencer Way to Carisbrooke Close via Kimbolton Crescent avoiding the Hertford Road where cyclists currently cycle on the narrow footway which is only on the North side of the road. Also enables cyclists to avoid the road where there are solid white no-overtaking line markings between Brook Hill and Carisbrooke CloseCycleway:
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137730Photo #137730Cyclists need a route clearly marked from this point to Bedwell Crescent. The path leading NW directly to Bedwell Crescent is marked as a shared use path on the latest Stevenage Cycleway map, but the last section between houses is pavement and there is no dropped kerb access to Bedwell Crescent. Solution is clear marking of route and a dropped kerb at Bedwell Crescent.Cycleway:
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137726Photo #137726Road south towards Danesgate has a No Cycling sign. The road is One-way northbound, but only after 6pm. This road should be a 2-way cyclewayCycleway:
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137724Photo #137724Signage says no motor vehicles before 6pm, it is unclear whether cyclists are allowed. Solution put in signage indicating cyclists are allowed at all timesCycleway:
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137721Photo #137721There appears to be no entry for cyclists from this point to Danesgate. Road signage says Buses and Coaches only and the footway is not shared use. Solution is to change signage to allow cycles.Cycleway:
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134689Photo #134689This is currently designated as a footway meaning cyclists have a 250m detour including using a road if they wish to get from the A602 cycleway to the Gresley Way cycleway. This footway should be widened and designated a shared use path and overhanging bushes should be pruned backCycleway:
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134674Photo #134674It has become customary for cyclists to use the footway to cycle along the Hertford road from the roundabout at the Eastern end of Kimbolton Crescent to Roebuck Gate. This is because of traffic speeds on this road often in excess of the 30mph limit and significant narrowing of the road due to the encroachment of vegetation onto the westbound carriageway. Solution, the vegetation and soil needs clearing back to the original road edge. Chicanes with kerbside cycle priority lanes would reduce traffic speed and encourage more cyclists to cycle on the road rather than the footway.Cycleway:
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134526Photo #134526There is no footway on the North side of Walkern Road, students walk in the busy, congested road to access Barclay. Solution, create a chicane to narrow the road and discourage drivers from using the road at morning rush hourTrack:
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134515Photo #134515There is no footway on the North side of Walkern Road, students walking to and from Barclay walk on the busy, congested road. Solution: chicane to narrow road and discourage use of the road at morning rush hour.Track:
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134504Photo #134504The school gate giving access to Barclay is no longer in use since September 2019. Students arriving on foot or by cycle have to undertake a long detour to busy and congested Walkern Road entrance. Solution school needs to reopen cycleway gate for students to access and exit school at start and end of day.Cycleway:
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134489Photo #134489This is a very dangerous junction for cyclists turning right from Julians Road to access the cycleway. Solution improve markings and make clear central refuge for cyclists as well as warning signs for car drivers. For safety the whole junction should be remodelled to a T-Junction rather than a triangle.Cycleway:
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134470Photo #134470Cyclists travelling between Ditchmore Lane and Swingate currently have negotiate car park and cycle between 2 Disabled parking spaces. Solution is to mark a clear cycle route between the two parts of the cyclewayCycleway:
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134460Photo #134460Green paint designating narrow cycleway half of wide path is degraded and uncomfortable to cycle on. To enable social distancing and discourage cyclists from using smoother pedestrian half, make the whole width shared use.Cycleway:
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134433Photo #134433Designate shared use path between The Paddocks and the cycleway junction with Shephall Way. Currently cyclists travelling SE have to turn right onto Shephall Way and then right off Shephall Way onto The Paddocks. Note: Marriotts School (1500 students) is on Brittain Way. This pavement is already being used by cyclists.Cycleway:
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134424Photo #134424Cyclists travelling along Brittain Way towards the roundabout wishing to proceed onto Shephall Way have to turn right in a SW direction in order to use underpass under Six Hills Way, they then have to turn right again onto Shephall Way across traffic coming off roundabout. Solution would be a shared provision to cross Six Hills Way using existing pedestrian island on Six Hills Way on NE side of roundabout, then shared use path to link to Dovedale. Note: Marriotts School (1500 students) is on Brittain Way. This pavement is already being used by cyclists.Cycleway:
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134405Photo #134405Cyclists travelling South on Shephall Way have to turn right to access cycleway off Taywood Close. A safer option would be signage going left into the first Oakwood Close junction to join a newly designated shared use path from Glenwood Close to the roundabout (see pin by Glenwood Close)Cycleway:
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134391Photo #134391This path between Glenwood Close and the Roundabout is currently footpath only and should be designated shared use, in reality it is being used by cyclists to avoid a long detour along Glenwood Close, Oakwood Close and then crossing the busy Shephall WayCycleway:
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