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Gallery: Gonville Place toucan crossing problems

Gonville Place toucan crossing, following the disastrous changes in mid-2006. See full details at

This gallery was created on Monday, 28th May 2007

The new Parkers Piece side approach to the Gonville Place Toucan. Cluttered with poles. Can't see the crossing indicators (nearside only) which are hidden from view on approach.

Maids Causeway toucan crossing with segregated parallel approaches, dual sets of call buttons and induction loops to detect cyclists. The crossing itself is not segregated but because of the approach arrangement, conflict between cyclis ... [more]

Perne Rd Toucan crossing. Note position of all posts kept well clear of the cycle track. The wait at this crossing tends to be very long and there is no automatic detection of cyclists. In contrast, a cyclist approaching down Burnside or ... [more]

Queens Rd Toucan crossing. One of the best examples of a Toucan in Cambridge. Although neither path leading to the crossing is segregated, the use of segregated lane markings, and studs across the road, mean that there is minimal conflic ... [more]

Regent St Crossing. At the corner of Parkers Piece. This crossing allows cyclists approaching from the commonto join the road. This is a PARALLEL crossing, not a toucan, with seperate crossings for pedestrians and cyclists side by side. ... [more]

Victoria Avenue Toucan 1. There is a dreadful, half gate stile out of view on the central post - just the thing for skinning the knuckles of a hapless child on a trailer bike. [The 'pram arm' is visible in #11520 ] Otherwise, this cr ... [more]

Victoria Avenue Toucan Crossing 2. The poles on the Midsummer Common (East) side make for a very tight turn onto the shared pavement, often in the face of people coming the opposite way. Unsurprisingly, many people follow the path ta ... [more]

The forest of posts on the Gresham Rd approach to the Gonville Place Toucan encourages people to walk in the cycleway, leading to conflict. Cyclists approaching cannot see the crossing indicators, which are turned to face the traffic. ... [more]

Gonville Place Toucan crossing. This new post for the main signal head is positioned right in the center of the cycle track, making for a very aukward manoever. This is complicated further by the presence of pedestrians walking in the cy ... [more]

Bushes overhanging the wall adjacent to the Gresham Rd cycle track completely block one lane and pavement.

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