Road works taking cyclists seriously

This article was published in 2000, in Newsletter 31.

Road works taking cyclists seriously: in June, work was being carried out on the bridge over the M11 on Barton Road which involved digging up the cycle track to get at the bridge supports. Westbound cyclists would have had difficulty negotiating this obstruction, being on the wrong side of the road on a dual carriageway. However, throughout the three weeks, one lane of the road was coned off to give cyclists a way through. Towards the end of the works, the contractors even realised that bumping across the kerb was not ideal and added a wooden ramp. OK, so it was only at one end, but you can’t have everything!