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  • Safety of cycle paths was mentioned as an issue by 45% of respondents
  • Younger age groups are also more likely to rate this area poorly
  • 42% of those aged 16-34 and 48% of those aged 35-54 rated them poor or very poor compared to 39% of those aged 55+
  • The reasons behind the safety of cycling being rated poorly is due to a combination of issues, with several issues raised by over 70% of respondents

Why respondents think the safety of cycle paths is poor

Base: All rating safety of the cycle paths as poor/very poor (118)

This chart shows the main reasons for rating the safety of the cycle paths a poor
79% of respondents say the cycle lanes abruptly stop
78% say that cars drive too close to cycle paths and or that the cycle paths are too narrow
72% say that cars park in the cycle lanes
70% say that there aren’t enough dedicated cycle lanes and or that there are too many advisory lanes
55% say that the routes are dangerous
49% say that there are dangerous corners and junctions on cycle paths
28% say the lighting levels
23% give other reasons

Direct quotes from respondents

“The seafront cycle path is also completely unsuitable as drivers open doors, pedestrians walk out etc. it was a poor design choice.”

“Seafront cycle lanes are not fit for purpose.”

“On Goldsmith Avenue, there is no effective reminder of the cycle lane for motorists. A rumble strip of a traditional Cobblestones every foot might be an effective reminder.”

“Cars drive in bike lanes, nothing physical to separate you.”

“Seafront cycle lane is a joke – bad for pedestrians, cyclist’s and those parked.”

“A good cycle lane has very limited value if it is not joined up to others!”

“The issue by south parade pier cycle lane stopping abruptly dumping the cyclists into the path of turning busses for the most difficult section then beginning again after the dangerous area.”