Teeny extension to Quernmore Road shared-use path


At the risk of sounding as if she has nothing better to do, Patricia checked up on the cliff-edge end to the newish Quernmore Road shared-use path which Dynamo complained about a year ago.  (Opposite the Williamson Park entrance.)

The good news is that there will be a dropped kerb eventually.  The even better news is that the path is being extended slightly.

The bad news is that cyclists on the path will have to give way to motorists at the junction.  These priority matters need to be changed at a national level to bring us into line with Germany and the Netherlands, where cyclists sail safely across such road junctions.  The only example [but see comments below] we have of such a junction in the district is across the offshoot of Marine Road on the way to Rushley Drive (photo below):


Marine Road offshoot on the way to Rushley Drive, Hest Bank, photo taken 2009


About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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4 Responses to Teeny extension to Quernmore Road shared-use path

  1. john hardiman says:

    Unless I’m mistaken there is another example of a cycle/pedestrian priority at Penrhyn Road/Morecambe Road junction.

    Though with either you’d be brave to rely on traffic noting the priority. National changes indeed are the only way these will become more common and understood.

  2. I can feel a field trip coming on!

  3. john hardiman says:

    Google Streetview locations until you make the trip.

  4. A trip? That’s a day out!

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