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All photos in & around Rochdale

Showing items 1 to 11 from total of 11 items. Ordered by photo # descending.

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136232Photo #136232Busy area with pedestrians due to Hollingworth Lake's poplarity. Often people spilling into road , very narrow walkways particularly in stretch between activity centre and the Beach pub. Motorists often drive to the limits in place and not to the actual conditions -
there may not be room for widening walkway but would 20mph restrictions be more appropriate than the current 30mph to enable pedestrians to spread out more safely?
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136223Photo #136223Narrow residential street, cars parked on both sides and a large victorian school building that comes right up to street also. Busy as regularly used as a 'rat run' to avoid lights on Church St.
20mph signs are ridiculously small and 'speedhumps' completely ineffective. Regular speeding in street (i.e. WELL over 30mph, not the 20 designated) despite presence of school and care homes and little provision for social distancing on narrow, busy pavements (particularly beginning and end of day).

Monitor traffic levels to gauge just how busy this small street is, larger speed limit signs and better warnings re: children/elderly, review of effectiveness of the current speed humps to perhaps see if bumps or cushions might work better.
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136215Photo #136215Awful, awful stretch of road. The switch on both sides of the road to two lanes and from 30mph to 40mph lanes is very difficult - one way (towards Rochdale) has a very narrow slip road to navigate before it becomes two lanes and then when approaching main Albert Royds roundabout, if going straight on, it is extremely difficult and risky to try and get into right hand lane.

Likewise coming from Rochdale in direction of Littleborough - from roundabout it immediately becomes 40mph and this rise in speed of motor vehicles coincides with a rise in the road which slows cyclists - two lanes then become one at the slip road to smallbridge (also very dangerous with motorists cutting across cyclists to turn left - posing further risk to cyclists who will now be at lower speed. It then becomes two lanes again and it is necessary to try and move into right hand lane (with motor vehicles travelling 40mph - or in excess of) to go straight on a mini roundabout.

Why is it necessary to be two full lanes at 40mph for full stretch? particularly in littleborough direction you find that, invariably, once motorists are through this section, they then sit in waiting traffic which backs up from the next set of traffic lights anyway. Slower speeds here would possibly aid flow.
If there is room for two full lanes on both sides, then there would appear to be room for cycling provision of a segregated or dedicated lane but protection of lower speeds would be a quicker, cheaper solution in short term.
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127216Photo #127216The pavements are narrow all down this stretch on both sides. Social distancing is very difficult. There is no protected lane for enabling alternative travelTrack:
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113153Photo #113153A slightly wobbly but otherwise usable track between Heywood and Rochdale Road. The views are very nice.Track:
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113152Photo #113152It's a little tricky but it's perfectly possible to cycle along this track to get to Heywood, and it's much more pleasant and scenic than the horrid roads. So why the pointless barrier?Obstruction:
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109762Photo #109762Annoying barriers on this cycleway.Obstruction:
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61292Photo #61292Giant yellow cycle to celebrate le tour in RochdaleDestination:
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45803Photo #45803BlockageObstruction:
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45802Photo #45802Barrier and gate at path junction with Lower LaneObstruction:
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27693Photo #27693Demonstrating the National Cycling Centre Watt Bikes for Manchester Bike WeekBicycle:
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