Safety for cyclists

Safety for cyclists

Safety for cyclists

First published in Letters by

AFTER the Grand Kerfuffle, could our councillors please look into the safety of ordinary York cyclists?

Tang Hall would be a good place to start. The road-edge has been destroyed by lorries and the only safe place for cyclists is 5ft from the kerb, where they get attacked by motorists.

John Bibby, Straylands Grove, York.

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12:04pm Thu 3 Jul 14

wallman says...

what about pedestrians needing help from cyclists the use the pavements without due care?
what about pedestrians needing help from cyclists the use the pavements without due care? wallman
  • Score: 18

12:47pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Old_Man says...

Pedestrians are a menace. Try cycling up Coppergate without being hit by jaywalkers!
Pedestrians are a menace. Try cycling up Coppergate without being hit by jaywalkers! Old_Man
  • Score: -17

2:33pm Thu 3 Jul 14

NickPheas says...

wallman wrote:
what about pedestrians needing help from cyclists the use the pavements without due care?
The council do seem to spend more effort repairing pavements than they do the roads. 4th Avenue is a patchwork of holes with regularly resurfaced pavements.
That does not justify cyclists using them, but I can see why some do.
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: what about pedestrians needing help from cyclists the use the pavements without due care?[/p][/quote]The council do seem to spend more effort repairing pavements than they do the roads. 4th Avenue is a patchwork of holes with regularly resurfaced pavements. That does not justify cyclists using them, but I can see why some do. NickPheas
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Thu 3 Jul 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

And cycling naked is not safe or setting a good example. Don't expect the right decisions from this Council.
And cycling naked is not safe or setting a good example. Don't expect the right decisions from this Council. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 4

8:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

steve-white says...

Yeah totally agree, I cycle up tang hall lane and the gutters are pretty bad. Luckily most motorists are pretty patient.....unlike the cyclist haters on the press website.....trolls!!
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Yeah totally agree, I cycle up tang hall lane and the gutters are pretty bad. Luckily most motorists are pretty patient.....unlike the cyclist haters on the press website.....trolls!! !! steve-white
  • Score: -4

8:32pm Thu 3 Jul 14

steve-white says...

wallman wrote:
what about pedestrians needing help from cyclists the use the pavements without due care?
Chill out...get on a bike....cruise along....have fun......
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: what about pedestrians needing help from cyclists the use the pavements without due care?[/p][/quote]Chill out...get on a bike....cruise along....have fun...... steve-white
  • Score: -9

1:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Yorkshine1 says...

'Cyclists' are a menace. It's the people trying to get to work/chool/uni by bike that need better provision.

These are two dfifferent things. I'm not a cyclist; I'm a guy going to work on a bike.
'Cyclists' are a menace. It's the people trying to get to work/chool/uni by bike that need better provision. These are two dfifferent things. I'm not a cyclist; I'm a guy going to work on a bike. Yorkshine1
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

wallman says...

said before i'd love to ride a bike health problems mean I cant
said before i'd love to ride a bike health problems mean I cant wallman
  • Score: 1

3:26am Sat 5 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

Generally I don't have much problem with drivers when I cycle along Tang Hall Lane... to be honest, the drivers can likely see the poor condition of the road edge too and so give a bit more room - I've seen a fair few try and keep their nearside wheels as far from the kerb as possible for the same reason.
The only issues come nearer to Hull Road, where the occasional driver tries to beat me to the car parked on our side of the road - but with oncoming traffic, the car that has just overtaken me can't make it past the parked car but then blocks the road so I can't get past it either.

The letter writer is asking if the council will consider the safety of ordinary people cycling in York. If you want an answer to that, go up to clifton moor and take a look at the recently 'installed' cycle lanes around there.... one particular clanger at the end of Audax Road near Bookers is a good example - the cycle lane is technically disecting Audax Road, but is only there across the mouth of the road and then ends right where the council have put in a traffic island: thereby filtering cyclists and HGVs together right at a narrow point in the road.
Generally I don't have much problem with drivers when I cycle along Tang Hall Lane... to be honest, the drivers can likely see the poor condition of the road edge too and so give a bit more room - I've seen a fair few try and keep their nearside wheels as far from the kerb as possible for the same reason. The only issues come nearer to Hull Road, where the occasional driver tries to beat me to the car parked on our side of the road - but with oncoming traffic, the car that has just overtaken me can't make it past the parked car but then blocks the road so I can't get past it either. The letter writer is asking if the council will consider the safety of ordinary people cycling in York. If you want an answer to that, go up to clifton moor and take a look at the recently 'installed' cycle lanes around there.... one particular clanger at the end of Audax Road near Bookers is a good example - the cycle lane is technically disecting Audax Road, but is only there across the mouth of the road and then ends right where the council have put in a traffic island: thereby filtering cyclists and HGVs together right at a narrow point in the road. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

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