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Photo #193939

[NOTE: Compare with a week later: #194141.] [Image taken 14.5.23] Malton Road, Huntington / York. Pedestrians and cyclists use other footway sign. Except it’s not a footway. It’s a formal cycling and walking route. It’s even segregated. There is no reason to block NMUs moving between Malton Road and New Lane – there’s a sign that shows that at least part of the path is shared use on this side of New Lane. (There’s no sign that says it ends and no dropped kerb other than at the crossing over New Lane at the junction with Wigginton Road to leave it.)

IF the route had genuinely been closed – for works on the shared use path on this side for example - the signage should have been organised something like this:


People on cycles need to know they have a choice. They need to be given a choice:
1. ‘CYCLISTS: The shared use path ahead is closed. If you don't want to use New Lane carriageway to turn into New Lane, cross to the other side of Malton Road and continue westwards.’ BUT they also need the provision for doing that. Including turning circles that enable wider, longer and heavier cycles to manoeuvre.
2. ‘CYCLISTS: For New Lane, use the dropped kerb to join the single all-traffic lane. Use the marked drop kerb.' Cyclists need to know they have a choice and how to join the carriageway far further back. There IS a section of dropped kerb, but it's not here. And it is very, very difficult to see. It’s also intimidating as you are dropping down into the carriageway which carries very large vehicles, most travelling at speed. Other road users will not be expecting people on cycles to join the carriageway. Provision must be made. The dropped kerb must be marked. It must not be obstructed - people need turning circles.


New Lane is a legitimate route for pedestrians, wheelchair users, mobility scooter users. There is a shared use path along it: to/from the residential streets, Monks Cross/Vangarde retail parks, the health centre; the sports stadium, the leisure facilities, the pool, the library. This sign tells people who want to use the footpath along New Lane that they can’t. Yet, it’s only the crossing that is closed. The footpath is not undergoing works. Plus, I didn’t see any signs along New Lane warning pedestrians, wheelchair users, mobility scooter users that the path was blocked at the junction of New Lane and Malton Road. People could set out along it heading for Malton Road and find their route blocked. There is not space to turn in a wheelchair or a mobility scooter. There is no signage to tell them how to get to Malton Road another way. Other image today and links: #193937.

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