Traffic disruption expected for final stage of Purbeck cycleway work

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TWO more sections of Sandford’s shared cycleway and footpath project should be completed by June, says County Hall.

Work started along the A351 Sandford Road in early 2013.

It is being carried out in six sections.

Three parts have already been completed and the two current sections are ongoing.

The final stretch, which looks likely to create the worst disruption for local traffic, has not been scheduled yet.

Dorset County Council management engineer Andrew Bradley said: “We are trying what we can to keep the disruption to a minimum.

“The final section will be the most challenging and our plans will consider the impact of traffic during the work.”

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10:13am Sat 3 May 14

exocet says...

it's a shame the cyclists aren't using it though
it's a shame the cyclists aren't using it though exocet
  • Score: 12

11:11am Sat 3 May 14

saynomore says...

The arrogant Ba****S wont use it ,what a waste of funds,it is for their safety but they seem to be too thick to realise it.
The arrogant Ba****S wont use it ,what a waste of funds,it is for their safety but they seem to be too thick to realise it. saynomore
  • Score: 5

11:31am Sat 3 May 14

muscliffman says...

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why? muscliffman
  • Score: 7

11:59am Sat 3 May 14

Hessenford says...

And while all this money is spent on useless cycleways that no one uses, in the pretence that cyclists lives will be saved, thousands of people are having their care withdrawn and/or getting into debt through high council tax bills, waste of money, all this cash should have been spent on a more deserving cause than the arrogant cyclists who refuse to use these pathways.
And while all this money is spent on useless cycleways that no one uses, in the pretence that cyclists lives will be saved, thousands of people are having their care withdrawn and/or getting into debt through high council tax bills, waste of money, all this cash should have been spent on a more deserving cause than the arrogant cyclists who refuse to use these pathways. Hessenford
  • Score: 6

12:52pm Sat 3 May 14

Watchful_Eye says...

I have to say that I have noted several using the cycle lane to get to work at the Holten Heath Ind Estate and have to thank them for their consideration for others as opposed to those who are just using the roads as a race track.
However, I do have MAJOR concerns re perceived speed due to the appearance of the road being much wider now with the cycle lane running along side it and especially through Sandford. It is proven that roads having the appearance of being wider lead to drivers speeds increasing. See: http://ec.europa.eu/
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I have to ask whether this has been taken into consideration or is it just funnelling motorists into the cash machine at Sandford?
I have to say that I have noted several using the cycle lane to get to work at the Holten Heath Ind Estate and have to thank them for their consideration for others as opposed to those who are just using the roads as a race track. However, I do have MAJOR concerns re perceived speed due to the appearance of the road being much wider now with the cycle lane running along side it and especially through Sandford. It is proven that roads having the appearance of being wider lead to drivers speeds increasing. See: http://ec.europa.eu/ transport/road_safet y/specialist/knowled ge/speed/many_driver s_exceed_the_speed_l imit/speed_choice_wh y_do_drivers_exceed_ the_speed_limit.htm I have to ask whether this has been taken into consideration or is it just funnelling motorists into the cash machine at Sandford? Watchful_Eye
  • Score: -3

6:37pm Sat 3 May 14

Yankee1 says...

muscliffman wrote:
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?
it is called 'PC'.

And the new school being built on the old Middle School land.

Council love spending money on these projects. The path looks like a lot like a lane on the M25.

Can it be used by 'car share' commuters at rush hour?
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?[/p][/quote]it is called 'PC'. And the new school being built on the old Middle School land. Council love spending money on these projects. The path looks like a lot like a lane on the M25. Can it be used by 'car share' commuters at rush hour? Yankee1
  • Score: -3

6:38pm Sat 3 May 14

Yankee1 says...

Watchful_Eye wrote:
I have to say that I have noted several using the cycle lane to get to work at the Holten Heath Ind Estate and have to thank them for their consideration for others as opposed to those who are just using the roads as a race track.
However, I do have MAJOR concerns re perceived speed due to the appearance of the road being much wider now with the cycle lane running along side it and especially through Sandford. It is proven that roads having the appearance of being wider lead to drivers speeds increasing. See: http://ec.europa.eu/

transport/road_safet

y/specialist/knowled

ge/speed/many_driver

s_exceed_the_speed_l

imit/speed_choice_wh

y_do_drivers_exceed_

the_speed_limit.htm
I have to ask whether this has been taken into consideration or is it just funnelling motorists into the cash machine at Sandford?
Solution?

Gatsos.
[quote][p][bold]Watchful_Eye[/bold] wrote: I have to say that I have noted several using the cycle lane to get to work at the Holten Heath Ind Estate and have to thank them for their consideration for others as opposed to those who are just using the roads as a race track. However, I do have MAJOR concerns re perceived speed due to the appearance of the road being much wider now with the cycle lane running along side it and especially through Sandford. It is proven that roads having the appearance of being wider lead to drivers speeds increasing. See: http://ec.europa.eu/ transport/road_safet y/specialist/knowled ge/speed/many_driver s_exceed_the_speed_l imit/speed_choice_wh y_do_drivers_exceed_ the_speed_limit.htm I have to ask whether this has been taken into consideration or is it just funnelling motorists into the cash machine at Sandford?[/p][/quote]Solution? Gatsos. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

7:45pm Sat 3 May 14

Watchful_Eye says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Watchful_Eye wrote:
I have to say that I have noted several using the cycle lane to get to work at the Holten Heath Ind Estate and have to thank them for their consideration for others as opposed to those who are just using the roads as a race track.
However, I do have MAJOR concerns re perceived speed due to the appearance of the road being much wider now with the cycle lane running along side it and especially through Sandford. It is proven that roads having the appearance of being wider lead to drivers speeds increasing. See: http://ec.europa.eu/


transport/road_safet


y/specialist/knowled


ge/speed/many_driver


s_exceed_the_speed_l


imit/speed_choice_wh


y_do_drivers_exceed_


the_speed_limit.htm
I have to ask whether this has been taken into consideration or is it just funnelling motorists into the cash machine at Sandford?
Solution?

Gatsos.
Gatso = cash machine!
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watchful_Eye[/bold] wrote: I have to say that I have noted several using the cycle lane to get to work at the Holten Heath Ind Estate and have to thank them for their consideration for others as opposed to those who are just using the roads as a race track. However, I do have MAJOR concerns re perceived speed due to the appearance of the road being much wider now with the cycle lane running along side it and especially through Sandford. It is proven that roads having the appearance of being wider lead to drivers speeds increasing. See: http://ec.europa.eu/ transport/road_safet y/specialist/knowled ge/speed/many_driver s_exceed_the_speed_l imit/speed_choice_wh y_do_drivers_exceed_ the_speed_limit.htm I have to ask whether this has been taken into consideration or is it just funnelling motorists into the cash machine at Sandford?[/p][/quote]Solution? Gatsos.[/p][/quote]Gatso = cash machine! Watchful_Eye
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Sat 3 May 14

Bob49 says...

Yankee1 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?
it is called 'PC'.

And the new school being built on the old Middle School land.

Council love spending money on these projects. The path looks like a lot like a lane on the M25.

Can it be used by 'car share' commuters at rush hour?
cycle lanes are now political correctness !

dear me, you become more barking by the day
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?[/p][/quote]it is called 'PC'. And the new school being built on the old Middle School land. Council love spending money on these projects. The path looks like a lot like a lane on the M25. Can it be used by 'car share' commuters at rush hour?[/p][/quote]cycle lanes are now political correctness ! dear me, you become more barking by the day Bob49
  • Score: 5

5:54am Mon 5 May 14

tbpoole says...

saynomore wrote:
The arrogant Ba****S wont use it ,what a waste of funds,it is for their safety but they seem to be too thick to realise it.
Nice comments from the Jeremy Clarkson brigade.....and yet if asked why people don't cycle more the response will be because it isn't safe or because there aren't enough cycle facilities.
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: The arrogant Ba****S wont use it ,what a waste of funds,it is for their safety but they seem to be too thick to realise it.[/p][/quote]Nice comments from the Jeremy Clarkson brigade.....and yet if asked why people don't cycle more the response will be because it isn't safe or because there aren't enough cycle facilities. tbpoole
  • Score: 0

6:16pm Mon 5 May 14

Yankee1 says...

Bob49 wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?
it is called 'PC'.

And the new school being built on the old Middle School land.

Council love spending money on these projects. The path looks like a lot like a lane on the M25.

Can it be used by 'car share' commuters at rush hour?
cycle lanes are now political correctness !

dear me, you become more barking by the day
Let's see...I have driven this road every day over the past seven.

Number of cycles observed on the new 'cycle path' - Zero. Nil. Nada. Several still occupy the road (in their fetching lycra outfits).

Woof!
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of thousands of pounds of our good money being spent locally on cycle lane priorities they simply won't and have already been proven NOT to use - why?[/p][/quote]it is called 'PC'. And the new school being built on the old Middle School land. Council love spending money on these projects. The path looks like a lot like a lane on the M25. Can it be used by 'car share' commuters at rush hour?[/p][/quote]cycle lanes are now political correctness ! dear me, you become more barking by the day[/p][/quote]Let's see...I have driven this road every day over the past seven. Number of cycles observed on the new 'cycle path' - Zero. Nil. Nada. Several still occupy the road (in their fetching lycra outfits). Woof! Yankee1
  • Score: 2

10:48am Tue 6 May 14

Franks Tank says...

See that queue of traffic in the photo?
That's YOU that is.
"You are traffic".
What's the matter? Are your manhood extensions and status symbols not living up to the adverts?
If cyclists took to their cars there'd be a whole heap more cars in the queue in front of you.

Dear oh dear, wipe the spittle from your mouths pleeeze.
See that queue of traffic in the photo? That's YOU that is. "You are traffic". What's the matter? Are your manhood extensions and status symbols not living up to the adverts? If cyclists took to their cars there'd be a whole heap more cars in the queue in front of you. Dear oh dear, wipe the spittle from your mouths pleeeze. Franks Tank
  • Score: 0

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