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Gallery: Bolton: Blackburn Strategic Route

Images to support experimental mapping - Bolton/Blackburn

This gallery was created on Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Busy road with 2 lanes is either direction.

Free car parking on right but no cycle parking.

Astley Bridge junction (A666 Blackburn Road with Ring Road - Moss Bank Way & Crompton Way).

Blackburn Rd (A666) junction with Water Meeting Road.

Staggered junction.

Unmarked but used as 2 lanes in either direction.

Complex junction at the bottom of Blackburn Road.

Complex junction at the bottom of Blackburn Rd

Short cycle lane on approach to Bolton

Approaching Bolton.

Blackburn Rd approaching junction with Topp Way. Silly cycle lane contradicts Bikeability advice.

Approaching "inner box" of one-way system.

Bad road. Cycle lane too narrow (despite plenty of room), through door zone of parking spaces, with broken tarmac, in bad road position. Frequent aggression from drivers when riding in primary position.

Stupid cycle lane: too narrow, through traffic light, bad road position in conflict with Bikeability advice.

Bad cycle lane between two lanes of motor traffic changing lanes, bad road position in conflict with Bikeability advice.

Bad cycle lane in poor road position in conflict with Bikeability advice. Awkward lane width encouraging close passes.

Steep uphill on a narrow road that is a major route into town centre. Drivers tend to pass close to slow moving cyclists.

Junction across the brow of a steep hill, through a blind bend. Drivers often overtake despite no visibility of oncoming traffic, even when cyclist in primary position. Danger of being cut up if an oncoming vehicle appears.

Nasty cycle lane leading to junction. If you use it, you frequently get left hooked at the junction or cut up on the other side of the junction where the lane is narrow with no cycle lane.

Awkward side road junction. Busy due to Aldi and estate, often get cut up when there are cars waiting to turn on left and right.

Awkward cycle lane arrangement.

Very dangerous cycle lane. 90% of motor vehicle drivers cut the bend, driving over the cycle lane at the apex. Cyclists cut up in the cycle lane.

Bad road layout. Cyclists near the kerb can get cut up by motor vehicles turning left.

Alternative route available to avoid hellish Astley Bridge junction, but requires going past a no-entry sign further on.

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