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Photo #180487

[Image taken on 25.3.22] Swann Street, junction with Nunnery Lane, York. The arrow shows a diversion sign for the Clementhorpe Flood Alleviation Scheme. It's a very long way ahead. Would it be visible in the dark, in bad weather, if your line of sight were obstructed, if your glasses were covered in rain or fogged up? I think you need a confirmatory sign (after this one: #180486) because there's a dead end sign at the entrance to this street - with no reference to exceptions for people on cycles. Context and links: #180483. Plus, look at the damaged rough road surface. This is part of the official diversion for a route that was flat, intuitive, accessible, next to a river, alongside a park. There's is no comparison. The route is not fit for purpose. Along with issues such as the obstructions for pavement users (see: #180489, #180490) the choice of route and the failings of the signage and surfaces undermines the Government's aim for: "Cycling and walking will be the natural first choice for many journeys with half of all journeys in towns and cities being cycled or walked by 2030." (Gear Change, 2020, assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/904146/gear-change-a-bold-vision-for-cycling-and-walking.pdf)

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