Case study 111 cyclist survey

TABLE 11.4

Cyclist survey: results

TABLE 11.4

Cyclist survey: results

Sex

Age

Comments

Male

25-

-34

Improve visibility at A52 junction with Wellington Road

Female

17-

-24

More space by the library

Male

17-

-24

More cycle lanes

Male

25-

-34

More cycle lanes

Male

17-

-24

More cycle lanes. No motor vehicles on roads in the city centre at certain times

Male

25

34

Why do cycles have to give way to cars on the A52 roundabout when, with no cycle lane, they would have priority!?

Female

25

34

More cycle lanes, particularly in the one-way streets

Male

25

34

Enforcement of town/village traffic speed restrictions

Female

25

34

Very good cycle parking in main streets

Female

17

24

More safe areas for locking bikes - maybe more cycle signs

Male

35-

44

More cycle parking racks

Female

25

34

Cycle lanes in and around town and more of them

Male

25

34

Introduce more cycle lanes alongside busy roads and major roundabouts

Male

35

44

More cycle lanes to surrounding towns/villages

Female

35

44

Punishment for those motorists who think the cycle lanes are an extension to the car parks

Female

17

24

Education for drivers. Roads/paths for cycles

Female

25

34

More cycle lanes especially in one-way areas. Control parking outside shops

Female

17

24

More cycle paths

Male

17

24

It would help cyclists if the council were to resurface some of the roads

Female

35

44

More cycle lanes

Male

35

44

Road safety by creating cycle route and traffic lights for cyclists

Female

25

34

Cycle paths for as many streets as possible, in as wide an area as possible

Female

25

34

Cycle priority lanes in main areas and roundabouts

Male

17

24

Better edges to roads, as they are too rough and bumpy

Female

25

34

Resurfacing the whole length of the canal lane

Female

35

44

Increase cycle lanes especially around roundabouts where there are two queues of traffic and little or no room for cyclists. I would like to see improved cycle security facilities at the railway station

Male

25

34

Pay and return lock-up facilities

Female

17

24

Cycle bars (sketch here) or thin streetposts (for parking hours etc.) where I can lock my front wheel and frame to the post, neither of which is common in town. Maintain the edges of roads better and avoid putting drains and other obstructions too far out in the road

Male

35

44

More public awareness of bikers' needs

TABLE 11.4

Cyclist survey: results (continued)

TABLE 11.4

Cyclist survey: results (continued)

Sex

Age

Comments

Male

35-

-44

More cycle lanes

Female

17-

-24

In city centre with more facilities to lock a cycle to a fixed object. The speed ramps in Sheldon Road and Park Avenue are extremely uncomfortable for cyclists

Male

25-

-34

Something more safe round the one-way system

Male

35-

-44

Try and make car drivers more aware of us cyclists

Female

35

44

Cycle lanes

Male

17

24

More cycle lanes

Male

17

24

Cycle lanes are excellent; could these routes be extended?

Female

17

24

Proper cycle racks outside Army & Navy so that you can lock your bike to something solid. On the A529 we need the cycle path lit because at night the place is a deathtrap. If you fell off your bike and broke a leg no one would find you till morning

Female

17

24

More cycle lanes at major roundabouts. College Lane desperately needs a cycle lane and road surface improvements

Male

17

24

Perhaps more parking facilities in town centre

Male

35

44

One-way systems and cycle lanes are unsafe. To cycle in and out of work on the centre of the one-way system is not helped by the cycle lane. Junctions are also dangerous for cyclists

Female

35

44

More cycle pathways

Female

25-

34

Add a cycle lane to all main roads and sort out the junction at Southern Road/Westwood Avenue

Female

17

24

Better facilities for leaving bikes

Male

25

34

Pedestrian and cycle crossing or bridge over A52 roundabout

Female

35

44

East Street or North Street cycle rack required

Male

35

44

A52 roundabout: design encourages motorists to not signal on leaving roundabout, into North Street/Dale Road and Lavernum Road

Female

35

44

Worst place to leave cycles is at railway station. More cycle lanes

Female

17

24

At the moment it is only a matter of time before there is a fatal accident

Female

35

44

Making sure that vehicles don't keep parking in the cycle lanes

Female

17

24

Cycle-parking facilities that are under cover

Male

35

44

Proper cycle lanes. Get rid of the current system at the Fire Brigade roundabout. Cyclists on the roundabout should be given priority over cars leaving the road, as at any other junction

Female

17

24

More cycle lanes. Promoting more cycle safety

Female

25

34

Somehow, improved safety at roundabouts

Male

25

34

I don't think cycling is a problem in the town. London is different

Male

35

44

Cycle lanes on all main roads. Cycle priority on all roads in city especially A52 roundabout

Sex

Age

Comments

Female

25-

-34

More bike racks and cycle lanes and, to ease congestion and traffic, develop park and ride schemes for motorists

Female

17-

-24

More cycle lanes, increase other road users' awareness that bikes have a right to be on the road too

Female

17-

-24

More cycle lanes please

Male

35-

-44

New traffic calming humps should have had level gaps in them so that cyclists could ride through them and not up and over

Male

25-

-34

More secure facilities at station and other places. Better cycleways, particularly in the dangerous one-way systems. Also traffic lights needed at the junction of Redmayne Drive and Haughton Street

Female

25

-34

More cycle lanes

Male

35

44

I think there could be more cycle parks in the four main streets of the town

Female

17

24

Make more cycle paths, as we have in Germany

Female

25

34

Cycle lanes on all major roundabouts and one-way systems

Male

35

44

Cycle lanes beside main roads and greater number of road signs. 'Think Bike'

Male

25

34

More cycle racks

Male

35

44

Improve canal towpath cycling. Generally providing better crossing of inner ring road

Male

25-

34

More cycle lanes

Female

17

24

In parking facilities, something needed to actually chain bike to

Female

35

44

More cycle lanes and the holes in the roads filled in more often

Male

25

34

Council is lazy and needs to sort town out before it falls apart

Female

17

24

You need cycling lines. Cars do not give enough consideration to cyclists

Male

17

24

More cycle paths in town

Female

25

34

More cycle paths through town

Female

35

44

Cycling around roundabouts needs improvement

Female

17

24

Many more cycle lanes needed for safety

Female

35

44

Various parts of the roadside have potholes or cracks that make cycling both uncomfortable and unsafe

Female

17

24

Supervised parking (preferably sheltered) area near train station

Female

25

34

Make car drivers more aware of cyclists

Female

35

44

Add kerbs to outer cycle lane to prevent drivers encroaching into cycle lanes

Male

17

24

Make car drivers more aware of cyclists on the road

Female

17

24

Everything OK

Female

25

34

More cycle parking facilities in town

Male

25

34

Very pleased with cycle route. More of the same would be welcome as, although I have never had an accident, the near misses are countless!

TABLE 11.4

Cyclist survey: results (continued)

TABLE 11.4

Cyclist survey: results (continued)

Sex

Age

Comments

Male

35-

-44

Prohibition of motor vehicles in and within the town centre

Male

35-

-44

More cycle lanes especially across the bypass

Male

35-

-44

More cycle lanes to ring the city and filter lanes for left turns. Additional signs to make motorists aware of cyclists

Female

35-

-44

A much safer system at A52 roundabout. More cycle lanes on busy roads, which don't suddenly peter out

Female

35-

-44

Lights or bridge over A52 at roundabout. Cycle lanes on all roads

Female

25-

34

Additional cycle space throughout town centre. More cycle routes to and from town areas

Male

17-

24

Better cycle lanes and more cycle lanes

Male

17-

24

More cycle paths, especially by the main roundabouts

Female

25-

34

At the roundabout A52 - experience problems with vehicles as they fail to indicate when turning off or too close to kerb - roundabout making it very dangerous! Trouble with trucks/lorries and pedestrians in town centre

Female

17-

24

Cycle lanes are hopeless on roundabouts as no vehicles indicate where they are going

Female

17-

24

A lot more spaces in other parts of town

Male

35-

44

Allow cyclists to ride through the pedestrianised parts of town

Male

25-

34

Do something about A52 roundabout

Male

35

44

I know it's impossible, but all car drivers should be made to cycle regularly and vice versa

Male

25

34

It would be really useful to be able to cycle though town

Female

25

34

Town centre is particularly poorly served for cycle parking. In other places an increase in spaces would be advantageous to combat overcrowding

Female

25

34

Improvement in road surfaces, especially near the edge of carriageway. Improve vehicle driver awareness to cycles

Male

17

24

More cycle lanes

Male

35

44

I have had four near misses from cars pulling across cycle lane on A52

Male

25

34

Perhaps consider a network of cycle lanes or tracks linking up surrounding villages with town centre

Female

35

44

Improve the edges of the roads

Male

17

24

Provide courses for people to know how to ride safely - as most do not know

Male

35

44

Give cycle priority all the way round the roundabout and do away with the dangerous cycle lane

Male

35

44

Educate car drivers to signal their intentions

Female

35

44

Right of way for cyclists at A52 ring road. Also more cycle lanes in other areas

Sex

Age

Comments

Male

25-

-34

Perhaps a cycle lane on the one-way system

Male

25-

-34

Cycle lanes exclusively for cyclists, especially on busy main roads

Male

35-

-44

More cycle lanes

Female

25-

-34

Improve cycle tracks around town

Male

35-

-44

The two most hazardous spots to cycle in are at the metropolitan roundabout where cyclists give way to motorists and take a chance to cross

Female

35-

-44

More cycle lanes around fire station

Male

35-

44

Maybe there could be a system of padlocking and paying to lock your bike

Male

35

44

Lockable parking outside library

Female

17-

24

Raise driver awareness of cyclists and their problems. More and improved cycle ways away from traffic

Female

25

34

Extend cycle lanes and improve awareness of motorists - they don't indicate at roundabouts

Male

35

44

More cycle tracks on country roads especially main roads

Male

17

24

Cycle lanes on one-way system roundabouts

Male

35

44

Cycle lane on all roads around town

Male

35

44

City and district generally desperately need more properly designed cycle lanes

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