Road improvements planned for cyclists

York Press: Road improvements planned for cyclists Road improvements planned for cyclists

CYCLISTS will benefit from road improvements along the A59 Boroughbridge Road from Beckfield Lane to the A59/A1237 roundabout.

The York Council works will help to connect existing cycle ways with the new park and ride site at Poppleton.

A lane will be closed to inbound traffic from the A59/A1237 roundabout from 9.30am to 3.30pm until Friday, May 30.

The aim is to link the existing facilities to the cycle ways built alongside the new Poppleton park and ride.

Riders should start enjoying the benefits from early next month.

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9:32am Sat 17 May 14

courier46 says...

Deary deary me!
Deary deary me! courier46
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11:28am Sat 17 May 14

JohnSc says...

courier46 wrote:
Deary deary me!
And motorists can enjoy the continuing disruption to help a few cyclists.
See also the effect on local traders in another item.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: Deary deary me![/p][/quote]And motorists can enjoy the continuing disruption to help a few cyclists. See also the effect on local traders in another item. JohnSc
  • Score: -75

12:19pm Sat 17 May 14

Meirion M says...

More grist for PP's mill!
More grist for PP's mill! Meirion M
  • Score: 2

1:05pm Sat 17 May 14

rat scabies says...

just in time for the tour de france! otherwise it wouldn't have happened!!
just in time for the tour de france! otherwise it wouldn't have happened!! rat scabies
  • Score: -3

2:12pm Sat 17 May 14

yorkshirelad says...

Out come the miseries... Like many councils up and down the land, they're gradually building up a network of cycling tracks that link up. I suppose until they do link up, some will be lightly used, but you have to start somewhere. So, as this network is slowly built up, would be just possible to be spared the miserable grouchy comments as every tiny new section is publicised?

If you're a business van owner or need to get somewhere by car, a cycle track carrying people who want to go by bike is helping reduce congestion. Realistically it will be a while before it has a major effect because the network is so bitty, but no reason for miserable snipes every time a new bit of network is built.
Out come the miseries... Like many councils up and down the land, they're gradually building up a network of cycling tracks that link up. I suppose until they do link up, some will be lightly used, but you have to start somewhere. So, as this network is slowly built up, would be just possible to be spared the miserable grouchy comments as every tiny new section is publicised? If you're a business van owner or need to get somewhere by car, a cycle track carrying people who want to go by bike is helping reduce congestion. Realistically it will be a while before it has a major effect because the network is so bitty, but no reason for miserable snipes every time a new bit of network is built. yorkshirelad
  • Score: 6

2:49pm Sat 17 May 14

PKH says...

yorkshirelad wrote:
Out come the miseries... Like many councils up and down the land, they're gradually building up a network of cycling tracks that link up. I suppose until they do link up, some will be lightly used, but you have to start somewhere. So, as this network is slowly built up, would be just possible to be spared the miserable grouchy comments as every tiny new section is publicised?

If you're a business van owner or need to get somewhere by car, a cycle track carrying people who want to go by bike is helping reduce congestion. Realistically it will be a while before it has a major effect because the network is so bitty, but no reason for miserable snipes every time a new bit of network is built.
Poppleton already has a cycle route that passes under the A1237, unlike the Earswick Strensall route which still has to cross the busy roundabout on the A1237. But hey give Poppleton two routes instead of providing one elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: Out come the miseries... Like many councils up and down the land, they're gradually building up a network of cycling tracks that link up. I suppose until they do link up, some will be lightly used, but you have to start somewhere. So, as this network is slowly built up, would be just possible to be spared the miserable grouchy comments as every tiny new section is publicised? If you're a business van owner or need to get somewhere by car, a cycle track carrying people who want to go by bike is helping reduce congestion. Realistically it will be a while before it has a major effect because the network is so bitty, but no reason for miserable snipes every time a new bit of network is built.[/p][/quote]Poppleton already has a cycle route that passes under the A1237, unlike the Earswick Strensall route which still has to cross the busy roundabout on the A1237. But hey give Poppleton two routes instead of providing one elsewhere. PKH
  • Score: 0

2:54am Sun 18 May 14

Magicman! says...

PKH wrote:
yorkshirelad wrote:
Out come the miseries... Like many councils up and down the land, they're gradually building up a network of cycling tracks that link up. I suppose until they do link up, some will be lightly used, but you have to start somewhere. So, as this network is slowly built up, would be just possible to be spared the miserable grouchy comments as every tiny new section is publicised?

If you're a business van owner or need to get somewhere by car, a cycle track carrying people who want to go by bike is helping reduce congestion. Realistically it will be a while before it has a major effect because the network is so bitty, but no reason for miserable snipes every time a new bit of network is built.
Poppleton already has a cycle route that passes under the A1237, unlike the Earswick Strensall route which still has to cross the busy roundabout on the A1237. But hey give Poppleton two routes instead of providing one elsewhere.
I'll be honest, I was thinking the same thing... though I'd like to see a quick cycle link from the Great North Way buisness park (the wetherby whaler) to the A59 Poppleton roundabout, without having to divert through the entire village and get held up by an eventually-approachi
ng train beforehand.

I wonder if this route beside the A59 will actually be a *useful* cycle link or whether it'll be just box ticking. A useful cycle link will be off road or otherwise physically seperate from the road carriageway, and if it is a shared pavement affair, the cycle section would be a physically different surface height to the pavement side along with signage which informs pedestrians which side is theirs to walk on and which side they should not walk on.... and if the cycle route is on the pavement, it would also have priority over tiny side roads which turn off from the main road. Cars on the main road don't have to stop at every side road junction in case there's a turning vehicle, and so neither should those using a cycle lane (which is legally a lane for road-going vehicles)
[quote][p][bold]PKH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: Out come the miseries... Like many councils up and down the land, they're gradually building up a network of cycling tracks that link up. I suppose until they do link up, some will be lightly used, but you have to start somewhere. So, as this network is slowly built up, would be just possible to be spared the miserable grouchy comments as every tiny new section is publicised? If you're a business van owner or need to get somewhere by car, a cycle track carrying people who want to go by bike is helping reduce congestion. Realistically it will be a while before it has a major effect because the network is so bitty, but no reason for miserable snipes every time a new bit of network is built.[/p][/quote]Poppleton already has a cycle route that passes under the A1237, unlike the Earswick Strensall route which still has to cross the busy roundabout on the A1237. But hey give Poppleton two routes instead of providing one elsewhere.[/p][/quote]I'll be honest, I was thinking the same thing... though I'd like to see a quick cycle link from the Great North Way buisness park (the wetherby whaler) to the A59 Poppleton roundabout, without having to divert through the entire village and get held up by an eventually-approachi ng train beforehand. I wonder if this route beside the A59 will actually be a *useful* cycle link or whether it'll be just box ticking. A useful cycle link will be off road or otherwise physically seperate from the road carriageway, and if it is a shared pavement affair, the cycle section would be a physically different surface height to the pavement side along with signage which informs pedestrians which side is theirs to walk on and which side they should not walk on.... and if the cycle route is on the pavement, it would also have priority over tiny side roads which turn off from the main road. Cars on the main road don't have to stop at every side road junction in case there's a turning vehicle, and so neither should those using a cycle lane (which is legally a lane for road-going vehicles) Magicman!
  • Score: -2

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