Improving cycling in Worcester

What are the top changes to cycling infrastructure in Worcester that would improve how we get around the city by bike?

Remove barrier by Nunnery Wood schools

Remove the barriers on the path that runs alongside Nunnery Wood High School’s sports field and the back of Nunnery Wood Primary School.

Nunnery Wood Primary barrier

 

Allow cyclists to cycle in both directions

Allow cyclist to travel in both directions on Park Street. Provides convenient link from canal to Wylds Lane.

Park Street

Repair Pheasant Street cycle box

Repair cycle only box at traffic lights. Example given at Pheasant Street.

Pheasant Street

Allow cyclists to use route paste the Hive

Allow cyclists to use route paste the Hive, allowing convenient traffic free route from Sabrina Bridge into the centre of Worcester. Currently prohibited.

The Hive

Unlock 2 sets of gates adjacent to viaduct

Unlock 2 sets of gates to enable convenient route adjacent to viaduct

Gates near Hive

Make footpath on Croft road shared use

Make footpath on Croft road shared use

Install drop kerb opposite Grand Stand Road junction

Install drop kerb opposite Grand Stand Rd junction

Install drop kerb opposite Grand Stand Road junction. Cyclist turning right in heavy traffic can instead cross road and join shared use path

 

Make path on Dolday shared use

Make path on Dolday shared use

Make path on Dolday shared use. Very busy during rush hour, needs segregation of cycles and cars.

Provide drop kerb on Worcester Bridge

Provide drop kerb on Worcester Bridge

Provide drop kerb on Worcester Bridge adjacent to south parade to reduce risk of crossing from central reservation to South parade.

Change gate to cattle grid type crossing to stop swans

Change gate to cattle grid type crossing to stop swans

Change gate to cattle grid type crossing to stop swans. Gate is a barrier to continuous cycling.

Good example of bike path crossing junction

Good example of bike path crossing junction

Good example of bike path crossing junction; continuity given to bike, as car is likely to stop anyway. This should be adopted throughout Warndon.

Provide tarmac surface for path through Perry Wood

Provide tarmac surface for path through woods. Convenient traffic free alternative to provide link from London Road to Nunnery Wood high school, countryside park and hospital.

Perry Wood

Remove signs advising cyclists to dismount

Signs recently put up advising cyclists to dismount. This is an unnecessary barrier to using the route, and I suspect will largely be ignored. Remove the signs.

Diglis canal bridge

Better sign for use on Diglis footbridges – adjacent to Anchor Inn on Diglis road:

Better sign for use on Diglis footbridges

Junction A44 and Claphill Lane

Connection between quiet routes requires cycling on A44 for approx 200m. Road is uphill, narrow, and solid white line. Create raised cycle path by using space taken by grass verge.

St Dunstans Close share with care

Replace no cycling with Share with Care.

St Clements Close Share with Care

Replace no cycling with Share with Care.

Bromyard Terrace to Nelson Road

Replace no cycling with Share with Care.

Tarmac Red Hill Lane

Currently long gravel section. Tarmac to make all weather accessible and useful to road bikes.

Junction by Diglis Bridge

Diglis Bridge cycleway – improve blind junction to aid visibility.

Cosgrove Close barriers

Under the railway bridge. You cannot get a mobility scooter through the traps. You have to go on a mile and a half detour round Blackpole.

Canal onto the B4850 - barriers

The traps are too small to get a mobility scooter or wheelchair through.

Barriers between Severn Way and Hallow Road

Coming off the Severn way onto Hallow Road where the hard surface ends and you have to go up the hill, the traps are too narrow to get a hand driven wheelchair  or mobility scooter through.

Steps at end of College Precincts

Barriers to be put up at the stairs end of College Precinct.  Twice I have seen cyclist motor down the alleyway to suddenly find stairs and crash down it.  Both time the cyclists need ambulance treatment  There are no signs warning of the stairs a barrier would at least slow then down so they can see it and get off safely.

Barriers at end of Tolladine Road

It is impossible to get a mobility scooter or wheelchair through the road block on Tolladine road. I know there is a bypass via the path, but would be better if I could get through the trap.

Share with care: London Road to Silverdale Ave

Replace no cycling sign with ‘Share with care’ useful cut through to quiet road – London Road to Silverdale Avenue.

Share with care - London Road to Silverdale Ave

Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge

Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge, reposition to other side of road – Barneshall Avenue.

Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge, reposition to other side of road - Barneshall Ave Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge, reposition to other side of road - Barneshall Ave

Canal tow path changes from tarmac to compacted grit

At this point tow path changes from tarmac to compacted grit. In wet weather surface has frequent puddles and is dirty, not suitable for commute.

Canal tow path nr Friesland Cl

Space available to widen tow path

Space is available to widen tow path to enable easy passage of bikes.

Space is available to widen tow path to enable easy passage of bikes

Foregate Street parking on double yellows

Enforcement of parking on double yellows. Cabs parked and idling. Cyclists forced into middle of road. Shortly after photo was taken a bin lorry overtaking was forced to block the road.

Foregate Street parking

Foregate Street bike storage

Bike storage is close to capacity. Storage not in main area of station, does not feel secure.

Bike storage is close to capacity

Hallow Road speed limits

This section of Hallow Road reverts from 30 to national speed limit, but reverts back to 30 after only 660m. A section of the road also has solid line to stop overtaking. Removing the national speed limit section would reduce exposure of those cycling to overtaking at higher speeds. The change may increase motor vehicle journey time by less than 20 seconds, however the journey will use less fuel without the acceleration and deceleration, and also reduce cases of vehicles speeding on entry to the 30 zones.

Hallow Road 60mph

Hallow Road 30mph

Replace no cycling signs and remove barriers

Replace no cycling signs with Share with Care. Remove barriers.

Lansdowne Terrace sign

Lansdowne Terrace sign and barriers

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