Obstructions on cycle routes in Cambridge

West Cambridge

Coton Footpath

Junction with Adams Road and Wilberforce Road

One red mark

Image of an obstruction, as described adjacent The chicane here is easy enough for an individual cyclist to negotiate. However this is one of the busiest cycle routes in the city, and the chicane unnecessarily causes conflict between oncoming cyclists and between cyclists and pedestrians.

A road closure in Wilberforce Road means that there is very little motor traffic at this junction, so removing the chicane would not reduce safety.

Madingley Road

Cycle path leading to Clarkson Road

Two red marks

Image of an obstruction, as described adjacent A pair of chicane barriers obstructs the cycle path between Clarkson Road and a toucan crossing (which can be seen at the rear of the photograph) across Madingley Road. These barriers were introduced at about the same time as the crossing.
Burrell’s Walk and Garret Hostel Lane [Before conversion mid-2003]

Pelican Crossing of Queen’s Road

Two red marks

Image of an obstruction, as described adjacent The problem here is the chicane arrangement which forces cyclists in both directions to share the same narrow section of path with pedestrians. In an ordinary location this might not cause too much of a problem. However this is not an ordinary location. This is one of the busiest cycle crossings in the city, perhaps even the country, and the result is congestion and conflict as everybody tries to get across in the few seconds whilst the traffic is stopped.