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Photo listing : road environments (good practice)

The most recent photos are listed first. See also photomap view.

This listing only shows photos within Birchwood.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

Scotland Road bus gate

New bus gate on Scotland Road

Motor free road - the bypass to the gate could be better.

Approach to the traffic free section of Academy Way Cycle symbols encourage cyclists to adopt a sensible road position to avoid left hooks.

Sankey Street closed to cars to enable footway widening.

Temporary covid footway widening.

Carriageway reallocated to create wider footway with temporary bus boarding platform as a response to the covid pandemic.

Modal filter outside the Parr Hall

Cyclists may turn right at the lights

Traffic calming hump with cycle bypass

Traffic calming chicane with a straight-through cycle by-pass

Toucan crossing. Good response time on pressing the button. Wide gently angled stagger on central reservation.

20mph limit and bus lanes on approach to Chappleford.

Woolston Park greenway crosses Grren Lane on a flat topped hump. The ramps are at a gentle angle so it is comfortable to cycle along the road.

Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) follows a quiet road along the south bank of the Mersey

Smooth road, 15mph speed limit, virtually traffic free

Rising bollard prevents motor traffic abusing the bus-only link.

Contraflow cycle/bus lane

Toucan crossing. Allows cyclists to use Hood Lane (which would otherwise be severed by the dual carriageway) as a direct N-S route. A pitty about the long delay between pushing the button and the signal changing.

Gate installed as a safety feature for motorists (to prevent them drowning in the canal at the next bend) makes for a quiet cycle route. The by-pass could be surfaced a bit better.

'S' shaped flat topped road hump. It is designed to give a smoother ride for buses - the wider spaced wheels use the gentler ramps while cars have to slow down for the steeper section. Cyclists also benefit and can ride on the gentle part o ... [more]

Modal filter - white plastic bollards with reflective strips

Modal filter alows cyclists to use the pre-new-town country lanes. Highly visible reflective bollards.

Modal filter. Nice plastic bollards with clear reflectors and a good sized gap to ride though.

Modal filter on Lyons Lane. This creaates a direct cycle route on the old country lanes that predated the new-town construction. The bollards could do with reflective strips.

"Waffle" pattern grid - no slots to catch cyclists wheels.

Contraflow cycle lane

Road space reallocation - lane one of the dual carriagway converted into a cycle lane

Traffic calming - pinch point with cycle bypass

One-way street with cycle contraflow

20mph Speed limit covering Warrington Town centre

A road closure that exempts cycles. Nice and simple!

Wide road allows plenty of room for overtaking so makes for comfortable overtaking. Just up the road cycle lanes have been painted: #58758. That results in much closer overtaking - ... [more]

Advanced stop line with central approach lane enabling cyclists to adopt a good road position to turn right, and to avoid the laft hooking problem with kerb line approaches. Sadly, soon after the photo was taken, this facility was remove ... [more]

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