Cumnor Tce between Garlands and Marshall Streets to be one way. Making this one way allows for better safety at Garlands Road and improves amenity of this riverside path. Part of Heathcote Expressway MCR
Closes 19 February 2018
Spokes supports this proposal.
With minimal inconvenience for motorists and better safety for cyclists and pedestrians on this river frontage this is a great step towards making cycling easy and attractive for all. A further benefit is reduction of congestion and conflict at the Cumnor/Garlands Road intersection, an intersection Spokes noted as dangerous in our original submission.
The proposed changes reinforce Cumnor as a slow street cycle route while reducing environmental impacts.
With the path on the river side many pedestrians will likely prefer this path to the footpath on the opposite side of the road. Shared paths are not a preferred option. Realistically pedestrian usage can be anticipated. Expanding the bidirectional cycle path from 3 to 4+ meters will make this a safer path.
Spokes notes that 2.9 metres are removed from the carriage way but just where they go is not easily determined from the consultation document. With likely use by pedestrians adding it to the cycle path is indicated.