Seven Dials is now finished but I think from what I can see, £1.2million of Cycle City Ambition Grant money bought cycling in Bath a new cycle-able door zone and a very exciting collision point outside Flan OBrien’s that is going to get somebody seriously injured. I also like the way BaNES painted in subtle hints that a contraflow may or may not exist enabling people to grumble about cyclists and how they are riding the wrong way up a road.
Let me explain.
Things I would like to see happen
- Deliver the Monmouth Street Cycle Contraflow
- Deliver the New Street Contraflow
- Use “paint” to define the ALL cycle contraflows and paths clearly. This should also extend to existing cycle paths connected to the Seven dials. Either the red they used up at Combe Down or a more sympathetic colour. Then again tarmac is bloody awful looking so red might be really nice. This will also help with people walking to identify
- Use “paint” to define the safe route cars should take when turning up Saw Close from Westgate buildings. In theory this could be achieved with (3) however this might give the wrong signals to cyclists that they have right of way through a shared space. It’s the turning on the corner that is the issue. We need cars to take a wider turning circle.
- Avon Street contraflow to be moved behind the parking and a protected cycle track to be installed.
- BaNES to begin the process to deliver a cycle contraflow along Westgate Buildings. It’s crazy that this is missing. It’s a natural desire line and part of the original bid.
- The projects team promised work to make the access from Monmouth Street to Charles Street better as part of this. Where is this?