Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) report on trials of segregation set-back at side roads (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3152
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Cycling campaigners have expressed disappointment at what they perceive to be the narrow focus of this report and have highlighted the following design options as notable omissions from the study:

  •        Continuing a cycle track through a junction, at the same raised level, alongside a continuous footway
  •        Setting back the cycle track from the carriageway, providing an area in which motorists can wait, both to enter the main road (without obstructing the cycle track) and also to pause, yielding to people cycling
  •        Two-way tracks; again, set back from the carriageway, with a waiting area, and good visibility as cyclists and motorists cross perpendicularly

Please provide detailed reasoning as to why TfL did not examine these options, commonly used in the Netherlands at side roads, and instead only investigated ending segregation more than 20 metres from the junction or ending it 5m or less from the junction.

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