Very many thanks to everyone who contributed so brilliantly on Hampshire's staggered barriers consultation, below or separately. You can see the submission I sent in here. I also included previous documents on anti-motorbike barriers that only keep out legitimate users, and about the Lethal Bollards on NCN22 at Farlington Marsh, which we haven't been able to remove yet. Apologies if I missed yours.
My original request below.
Can you help steer Hampshire County Council on the use of staggered barriers on walking and cycling routes, as well as the use of cyclist dismount signs, end of route signs and cycle prohibition orders?
The council knows that these are a barrier to active travel generally, but especially for some types of cycles, including adapted cycles for people with disabilities.
They want our thoughts and experiences of these features and to send in any examples of locations where you feel these have caused issues for cyclists, with photographs if possible.
Their brief is to consider the following:
- Develop a position statement on use of “no cycling”, “cyclist dismount” and “end of route” signs, and use of staggered barriers and other barriers on walking and cycling routes, to avoid use unless absolutely essential on safety grounds.
- Consider how these measures impact on Cycling Level of Services, Junction Assessment Tool, and Healthy Street Check for designers.
- Consider how these measures impact on our Public Sector Equalities Duty.
- Create Technical Guidance for our new position.
- Consider how this approach could apply to developments.
Their deadline is end of January, so please give me plenty of time to consolidate your comments. You can add your comments below, or email them to Wilf9@forrow.com. If you have location specific issues, I need the exact location and description, and a photo if you have one (but please don't delay responding in the hope of a photo opportunity).
This could improve Hampshire's cycle policies and make it a more cycle-friendly place - please help!
Many thanks, Wilf