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151405Photo #151405I would like to cycle from Curridge to Chieveley with my son to do the school run. A cycle way would make this feasible.Cycleway:
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151404Photo #151404Would love to cycle with my son to school from Curridge to Chieveley. A cycle way along Priors Court Road would make this feasible.Cycleway:
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150569Photo #150569A cyclist arrives at Greenham Common after a ride up the Greenham Road cycle path. The infamous cruise missile shelter complex is in the background. This relic of the cold war is a reminder of the brave peace protests that took place at this site.

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147135Photo #147135All along Fifth Rd from the back entrance of St Barts school, the pavement on both sides is very narrow. Very hard to walk on it without being single file or walking in the road. Pavement needs to be widened or the hedgerows creating the issue need to be trimmed.Track:
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145850Photo #145850Bushes are overgrown and encroach on the path for cyclists and pedestriansCycleway:
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145848Photo #145848Traffic lights often fail to register bicycles and stay on redCycleway:
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143026Photo #143026CYCLOPS junction needed hereCycleway:
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142643Photo #142643Provide a pedestrian crossing on this popular but dangerous crossingTrack:
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142347Photo #142347The road marking directs cyclists into a kerb that should be dropped, but isn't.Cycleway:
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141651Photo #141651A Park and Ride from east of Thatcham through to the Bypass at Shaw would be a good idea to reduce traffic and allow cyclist space on the roads.Cycleway:
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141650Photo #141650Making a bus/cycle lane from the Swan roundabout through the town with a Park and Ride from Greenham Business Park to Vodafone would reduce traffic in the town centre and enable cyclists to use the bus lane rather then the existing narrow footpaths. It would have the added benefit of reducing the traffic pollution and making the town centre a much more people friendly place.Cycleway:
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141646Photo #141646Overhanging trees here need cutting back to allow safe cyclingCycleway:
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141644Photo #141644The footpath down the A339 south of the Pinchington Lane roundabout all the way to the Greenham Business Park needs widening and the trees cutting back to allow safe cycling. Soil encroachment has also reduced the 1.2 metre wide footpath to no more than 0.6m in many places. Either that or reduce the traffic to lockdown levels again to allow for safe cycling on the road!!Track:
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141597Photo #141597Path is far to narrow probably due to overgrown hedgerows all the way from Conifer Crest to the Monument. Currently people are risking their safety jumping the ditches and walking in the roadTrack:
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141411Photo #141411Pavement narrow for volume of school children from 2 schools and by a busy road.Track:
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141408Photo #141408Pavement widening for safety of school children.Track:
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141339Photo #141339The pavement is far too narrow to accommodate the number of children and adults accessing the schools. The grass verge could be used to widen the path.Track:
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141330Photo #141330Prioritise a cycle route from Wash Common down to Fifth Road along Elizabeth Avenue/ Valley Road to encourage cycling to train station and town centre without risking Andover Road. It serves many residential streets and areas whereas Andover Road has few directly connected.Cycleway:
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141326Photo #141326The pavements both sides of Essex St are narrow and could be widened. A narrower carriageway would slow traffic downTrack:
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141237Photo #141237The pavement here is too narrow and in disrepair. This is close to a main school gate and students regularly walk in the road. The hedgerow is an important feature here but it is not regularly maintained and when it is trimmed, the trimmings are left all over the pavement and road, causing bicycle punctures.Track:
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141124Photo #141124Pavement is too narrow and students walking to and from from the school often have to use the road to walk along. Reduce hedge width and or reduce road width in order to widen pavement.Track:
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141117Photo #141117Currently WBC building states that the track behind it is not a cycle way, and its cobbled. If surface was more cycle friendly, it would be a great route to the station.Cycleway:
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141116Photo #141116Possibility to widen the path (purchasing strip of land from currently empty ex nursery plot) to enable safer cycling and pedestrians from town centre towards ShawCycleway:
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141115Photo #141115Lots of school children, often have to go in the road to pass each otherTrack:
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141111Photo #141111The pavement is very narrow here and it is very busy with children walking down to St Barts or up to Park House every morning and afternoon. I have noticed on many occasions children stepping out into the road as the pavement is too busy in normal times, many times they do not check the road for cars before doing so! If people are meant to be social distancing then there is no way that the amount of children/teenager pedestrians on this road would be able to adhere to the guidelines without walking in the road.Track:
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141110Photo #141110The path is too narrow and it is the road alongside a huge secondary school with over 1500 pupils. If two people meet one would have to go onto the road and at certain time sof the day this would be so dangerous.Track:
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141109Photo #141109Pavement on this side of Monks Lane is too narrow. People often have to step onto the road in order to maintain social distance when passing. There are crossings to go to ther other side of the road but all residential buildings are on this side so people will have to walk along this side to get to/from home. Also, road is very wide and cars go way too fast.Track:
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141108Photo #141108Too narrowTrack:
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141106Photo #141106Very little pavement along the road so joggers, walkers and dog walkers have to walk in the roadTrack:
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141105Photo #141105Cycle path neededCycleway:
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141104Photo #141104Cycle path needed.Cycleway:
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141103Photo #141103Widen too narrowTrack:
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141102Photo #141102Widen too narrowTrack:
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141101Photo #141101Too narrowTrack:
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141100Photo #141100WidenTrack:
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141094Photo #141094Fifth Road pavement is far too narrow for so many pupils to be walking along to get to and from secondary school. Even for myself with a family we find it’s too narrow. It may be 30 mph along that road but it doesn’t feel safe and it could potentially be so easy for someone to be hit with not enough room to walk.Track:
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141093Photo #141093Hedges really overgrown, trees overhanging - hardly any space on the pavement in places.Track:
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141092Photo #141092There are no pavements on this road and speeding is common. Drivers should be encouraged to drive slowly and give space to pedestrians, runners, cyclists and horse riders through signage / traffic calming.Track:
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141090Photo #141090Stop through traffic so walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders can use this road safely, access only for the very few properties which are on this road. No need for through traffic to use it.Temporary closure:
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141089Photo #141089Narrow path on one side of the road, overgrown hedgerows. Not enough space for pedestrians to safely pass.Track:
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141088Photo #141088This could be a quiet lane for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. No need for any through traffic, just access only for farms. Currently dangerous for these users when vehicles speed through using this lane as a short-cut.Temporary closure:
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141086Photo #141086Footpath is too narrow because of overgrown hedgingCycleway:
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141085Photo #141085Narrow path on one side of the road only. Needs to be much wider and/or provision on other side of the road too.Track:
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141083Photo #141083The verge and hedgerow could be cut back and the road narrowed a bit to make more way for the path - a narrower road might hopefully reduce speeding problem.Track:
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141080Photo #141080These pavements are so narrow. The hedgerows either side are poorly maintained. Meaning the brambles scratch your face. Would massively benefit from being made wider.Track:
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141079Photo #141079The pavement it far too narrow to accommodate the number of children and adults accessing the schools. The grass verge could be used to widen the pathTrack:
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141078Photo #141078On fifth road there is not enough space for two people to pass each other particularly on the section near St Bartholomew's school. It is very narrow and as it is a wide long straight road there is a real issue with speeding.it is so dangerous as people and children going to school have to step on to the road to pass without social distancing in place. Ideally the road would be closed at the junction with valley road so that all traffic is local traffic (as it would otherwise be dead end) rather than used as a racetrack and cut through. Push valley rd estate traffic back on main roads.Temporary closure:
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141077Photo #141077On fifth road there is not enough space for two people to pass each other particularly on the section near St Bartholomew's school. It is very narrow and as it is a wide long straight road there is a real issue with speeding.it is so dangerous as people and children going to school have to step on to the road to pass without social distancing in place. Ideally the road would be closed at the junction with valley road so that all traffic is local traffic (as it would otherwise be dead end) rather than used as a racetrack and cut through. Push valley rd estate traffic back on main roads.Track:
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141066Photo #141066Path too narrow and only on one side of the road. Impossible to pass other than shoulder to shoulder without stepping into the roadTrack:
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141064Photo #141064Hedges on school side of the road need trimming.Track:
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141063Photo #141063Path very narrow!Track:
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141048Photo #141048Pavements are very narrow in this section of the Andover Road and as the road is fairly wide here with no traffic calming measures, cars frequently exceed the speed limit on this stretch. This was the case before lockdown and has worsened since lockdown. I would like to see the pavements widened and road narrowed. It is common to see students from local schools having to cross into the road to pass by other pedestrians. I have frequently had to step into the road for older pedestrians or young families. This is not safe and is worsened with the social distancing.Track:
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141045Photo #141045Pavements are very narrow in this section of the Andover Road and as the road is fairly wide here with no traffic calming measures, cars frequently exceed the speed limit on this stretch. This was the case before lockdown and has worsened since lockdown. I would like to see the pavements widened and road narrowed. It is common to see students from local schools having to cross into the road to pass by other pedestrians. I have frequently had to step into the road for older pedestrians or young families. This is not safe and is worsened with the social distancing.Track:
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141041Photo #141041Years of growth of ivy, stingers, brambles and weeds takes up half the pavement.Track:
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141031Photo #141031To improve safety at an entrance to Park House School on departure and arrival of pupils. Widening of pavement which is also a cycle path but is unusable to cyclists at this time of day.Track:
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141029Photo #141029To allow the safe departure of students from school at arrival and departure times.Track:
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141028Photo #141028On both sides to enable pupils to wait for parents to collect them from Park House Secondary school (as no school buses) and also prams and younger students from Falkland Primary SchoolTrack:
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140990Photo #140990Too narrow, overgrown.Track:
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140978Photo #140978Wider pavement for social distancingTrack:
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140956Photo #140956There is no west/East cycle provision across the A339 at all. Cycles are forced to contend with 4 lanes of faste moving traffic at one of the major roundabouts.Cycleway:
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140955Photo #140955The lane is too narrow and offers no protection it merely makes cars think here is room to pass when there isn'tCycleway:
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140954Photo #140954The lane is too narrow and offers no protection it merely makes cars think here is room to pass when there isn'tCycleway:
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140953Photo #140953The lane is too narrow and offers no protection it merely makes cars think here is room to pass when there isn'tCycleway:
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140939Photo #140939Even without social distancing I cannot get my fiance's wheelchair down this street without knocking into the wing mirrors of parked cars. We haven't been outside since March so don't know what it's like now but I dread to think what would happen if we encountered someone else on this pavement.Track:
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140896Photo #140896The pavement is really narrow especially when the bushes are overgrown like they currently are, it is impossible to walk side by side with someone in the same household let alone pass someone from another whilst keeping a metre apart - you always have to walk into the road which is a very busy main road.Track:
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136019Photo #136019Reduce speed limit along Purley Rise (A329) from 50mph to 30mph, to improve safety for cyclists.Cycleway:
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136017Photo #136017Pavement can be widened by cutting back vegetation to make a shared cycleway from Sulham Brook to Long Lane, Purley on ThamesCycleway:
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135206Photo #135206It would be really helpful to have one (or more) clearly defined cycle route(s) between the Halfords (Burger King) roundabout, the Robin Hood roundabout and the Western Avenue/Oxford Road (Waitrose roundabout). This would enable cyclists to travel more safely through Newbury north to south/south to north with ease. Existing routes are problematic because of the: horrendous section of A339 immediately south of the Sainsbury's roundabout (recently 'improved', not by anyone with any thought for either cyclists or pedestrians); and because of the competing interests of those pedestrians with their minds on shopping (I very much support the idea that shopping areas be clearly pedestrianised rather than the half-hearted arrangements in place at present) and cyclists negotiating Northbrook Street.Cycleway:
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133908Photo #133908Unenforced restriction used as rat run by carsTemporary closure:
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133897Photo #133897Crossing from Pincents Lane to Dorking Way can take over 10 mins trying to cross 7 sets of traffic lights, need a safe cycle route to cross the A4Cycleway:
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133890Photo #133890Cycle way to help cross major road to get to and from Arlington Business parkCycleway:
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133883Photo #133883Set aside space for cyclist to cross motor way to Arlington Business parkCycleway:
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133533Photo #133533Make a school street.Temporary closure:
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133450Photo #133450The narrow gap makes it impossible for pedestrians to use this path safely. Ideally it should be widened to allow cycles to use this.Track:
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133314Photo #133314Wide and fast road that could easily accommodate a cycle lane joining Pangbourne to central ReadingCycleway:
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132129Photo #132129Very narrow pavement next to a very narrow road where lorries fly past and you have to skirt around masses of dog pooTrack:
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131394Photo #131394Wider pavement to allow safe distancing - even if at the expense of traffic space.Track:
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131392Photo #131392Cycle lane in southbound road to ThealeCycleway:
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131391Photo #131391Create a designated lane for cyclists along the A329 eastwards to Purley and beyond. Encouraging more cyclists to commute and indirectly limiting traffic speed.Cycleway:
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129133Photo #129133Add cycleway or segregated footpath to allow children to cycle or walk to secondary schoolCycleway:
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129131Photo #129131Widen footpath to make walking to school saferTrack:
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128181Photo #128181The traffic lights here, when turning right into Newport Road appear to be activated by traffic - no cars, no green light. Unfortunately, they do not register cycles, so cyclists wishing to turn right here must find their own way across the A4, either mixing with pedestrians (including school children) or dodging cars.Cycleway:
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128178Photo #128178This mini-roundabout is busy. At most times of the day there is a steady flow of traffic form several directions. It is also one of the main crossing points for residents in the area heading into the Town Centre. Visibility of cars coming from the north (from Halfords) is poor for pedestrians and drivers have a tendency not to stop at the mini roundabout. A pedestrian crossing or central island in Racecourse Road near the mini roundabout would make it quicker and safer for pedestrians to cross.Track:
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128119Photo #128119The pavement on the West side has always been narrow. In places it is actually too narrow for two pedestrians to pass without one standing aside. Since the recent road junction alterations (which included an extra pedestrian crossing at Bear Lane on the Kings Road roundabout), I have noticed this pavement gets more use and it now really needs widening.Track:
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128116Photo #128116During recent road widening works, the East side pavement was altered and an existing barrier fence between the road and pedestrians was also altered. Honestly, the fence is so far away from the kerb that you could safely walk on the road-side of the fence. The remaining pavement is too narrow in places to allow walkers and pushchair/wheelchair users moving in opposite directions to pass. Whoever put that fence in was having a bad day and it just needs moving closer to the road.Track:
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128110Photo #128110Greenham Road/Pyle Hill is steep and there is very little room for cyclists on the pavements. Between cars queueing behind them and children on the pavements this hill is complicated to tackle. Traffic calming bollards with through routes for cyclists would slow the traffic and give cyclists room to breath as well as adding a point of opportunity for cars to pass if the road is otherwise quiet.Cycleway:
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128108Photo #128108This area is a main cycle route for children at St Barts School. Motorists park on the cycle lane on the side of the road heading towards the St John's roundabout. This causes cyclists to leave the cycle lane and I regularly see cars swerving to avoid them or honking their horns as if the cyclist has done something wrong. Because of the parked cars there is little room to allow adequate passing space and there is nowhere for cyclists to go to avoid getting car-doored. Parking on cycle lanes here must be stopped.Cycleway:
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128104Photo #128104The painted cycle lanes on this roundabout are counterintuitive. It would be better to remove them and rely on the highway code than to leave them as they are.Cycleway:
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128098Photo #128098The new cycle route along the A4 is brilliant, but where it crosses the road (like the entrance to the B&Q car park) there needs to be clearer signage for drivers to give way to cyclists.Cycleway:
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128092Photo #128092Robin Hood Roundabout is just unsafe for cyclists. Too many lane changes and too fast cars. Cyclists resort to the underpasses, which brings them into contact with parents taking young children to school. Perhaps it is possible to use the existing traffic lights to create routes across to the middle of the southern end where the original roundabout appears to have been.Cycleway:
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128041Photo #128041Very narrow path up the A339 and to cycle on the road is very dangerous with all the lorries etc.Cycleway:
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127953Photo #127953At the moment the boundary road bridge is single lane only with traffic lights for cars. There is a cycle box at the lights, but the road is narrow, so cyclists can't safely reach it. The bridge was replaced recently, but the full width cannot be opened until the site next door has been cleared. The bridge has always been single direction anyway, so it would be straightforward to leave it single lane, leave the traffic lights in place, move the cars to the centre of the bridge and create traffic-light-free, cycle lanes on either side.Cycleway:
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127945Photo #127945There is no provision here for cyclists on either the pavement (which is narrow on both sides of the road) or the road. The road is fast and dangerous for cyclists, but it is a dual carriageway, so provision for cyclists to get either way between the Halfords roundabout and the Sainsbury's roundabout could be made by reserving one lane on the East side as a bidirectional cycle lane.Cycleway:
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123821Photo #123821The old railway line from Hampstead Norreys to Hermitage reopened as a cycleway early in 2020 (with a slight kink to get under the M4).Cycleway:
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117721Photo #117721Not enough room for social distancing. Needs on street parking removed for either wider pavement or cycle lane.Cycleway:
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116189Photo #116189This is a road to the station, canal towpath and pub. It has heavy pedestrian use, heavy traffic and no place for pedestrians to escape. There needs to be a foot way.Track:
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111113Photo #111113Very muddy, slippery surface when wetCycleway:
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99591Photo #99591Looking east along Pincents Way away from Ikea

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99590Photo #99590Looking west from Ikea car park towards crossing along Pincents Lane

Location: , Theale (England, United Kingdom)

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99588Photo #99588Looking west from Ikea car park along Pincents Lane

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