Saturday 27th June, 2015
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Purpose - to examine ways in which priority can be given to cycling at junctions (both major and minor) in Britain
1) What forms of priority can we give cycling already?
At minor junctions -
continuous footway/cycleway treatments.
closing side roads to motor traffic.
Discussion to include real-world examples, particularly from Britain, but also from abroad.
Priority at major junctions -
Again, with real-world examples, including new Superhighway designs in London.
2) Why isn’t this happening (everywhere)?
What are the barriers to implementation?
Lack of guidance/standards?
Lack of confidence?
Genuine legal problems?
Something else? ‘Culture’?
3) What (if anything) needs to change? What would be helpful?
Do we need rule changes, and what might that involve?
Cycling (and walking) ahead on green being given priority over turning traffic on green?
Simplified (changed?) road markings? Sharks teeth? Elephants footprints?
4) Topics for further discussion
Benefits of cycle priority for other modes, particularly walking - both in terms of priority, and also in terms of the amount of crossing time that can be given to walking.
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