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Love Cycling, go Dutch Workshop Report about design workshop Manchester Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy


Love Cycling, go Dutch Report about Design Workshop Manchester

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Situation Roundabout Chester Road

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Situation Roundabout Chester Road

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Problems Roundabout Chester Road       

Waiting time / many stops Not continuous Sharp and narrow curves No facilities on northern side (also for pedestrians) Dangerous crossings End of two way bike path incomprehensible Some cyclists don’t use the facilities

However …

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Problems Roundabout Chester Road

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Solutions Roundabout Chester Road 1 End of two way bike path 2 Toucanise and move crossing 3 More width for cyclists esp. in curves and at crossings 4 Better connections to neighbourhoods

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Solutions Roundabout Chester Road 1 End of two way bike path + 20 m/h zone entrance 2 Clear give way situation: Elevated crossings side roads 3 Optional use of northern sidewalk

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Situation Wilmslow Road “Curry mile”

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Situation Wilmslow Road

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Problems Wilmslow Road      

Too many cars Many busses Too many functions Unpleasant cycling (Double) parking Potholes; bike lanes damaged by busses

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Problems Wilmslow Road

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Considerations Wilmslow Road Make choices!  Important bicycle route  Backbone for bus network  Pleasant climate for shops and restaurants Conclusion:  Separate bicycle facilities  Reduce space for cars  

Opportunity: in line with scheme for Oxford Road Alternating one way for cars

More space for pedestrians, shops and terraces

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Arguments for removing parking space Parking space can be used more profitable:  Terrace  Walking  Residing  Meeting  Commercial  …

Create alternatives: Parking and loading in side streets Love Cycling, go Dutch Report about Design Workshop Manchester

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Cross section    

Continuous template profile Minimum profile: 14.70 m Minimum available: 18 m Extra width at bus stops and others

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Discussion    

Short term technical improvements at Chester Road Longer term roundabout Chester Road is too big Back to human scale / city scale Continuation of bicycle facilities is needed

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Wilmslow Road needs clear choices Long term vision and wider perspective Courage to withstand resistance Potentially good example

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