Cycling from the South

I cycled from the South once a week last summer and it was rarely a pleasant experience.  This was largely down to the traffic who seemed to be blissfully unaware of the dangers of getting too close to a cyclist. Of course, this is not helped by the narrowness of the roads and lack of cycle lanes.  On a number of occasions the safest choice would be to ride on the pavement, where there is one.  I appreciate it is difficult to widen an already narrow road but there has to be an option to allow commuters a safer journey into work and accommodate the drivers. Perhaps the Old Castletown Road could be restricted in terms of speed and given some sort of enhanced status as a cycling way? 

Why the contribution is important

It would enhance cyclist safety and encourage more commuters to cycle to work.

by Nickv on April 26, 2018 at 08:39AM

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  • Posted by Rob April 27, 2018 at 15:27

    The idea of Quietways is a sensible one. These have been used to great effect in Ireland and UK as well as in Europe. Signage of cycle tourist routes could also be combined with an 'expect cyclists' type sign?
  • Posted by alphabeta April 28, 2018 at 06:56

    Good idea re OC Road. Anyone must be mad to cycle the unregulated and dangerous St Marks Road or main road that is badly designed.
  • Posted by RSorby April 30, 2018 at 20:34

    These could then be used as the main routes for club runs where cyclists ride in larger groups
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