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'No cycling' signs mark start of new Cambridge cycling lane...

The lines on the road clearly indicate a cycle lane, the signs a few yards away mean cycling is forbidden.

So it’s no wonder a Cambridge cyclist contacted the Cambridge News to inform them about the confusing signage that has been put in place at the £26 million Addenbrooke’s Hospital access road, which has just opened.

Klaas Brumann, from Chesterton, told the News: “If they were part of the pavement you would expect them to be blue, and they should be to the far side of the cycle lane. The way they are positioned says you are not allowed to cycle on the road.”

A spokesman for Addenbrooke’s admitted there had been an error but said the signs had been approved by Cambridgeshire County Council.

He told the newspaper: “These signs are intended to stop cycling on the footpath, not in the cycle lane – but we accept this could be made clearer. They will be taken down and replaced.”
 

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 6 years ago
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for 'made clearer', read 'done properly'  1

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thereverent [432 posts] 6 years ago
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I take it Cambridgeshire County Council had some signs budget they had top spend quickly. Why else would those signed be needed. Or maybe they plan to put no cycling signs on all pavements in the county.

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londonplayer [620 posts] 6 years ago
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This is more common than first appears. In an area in Greenwich, you are not allowed to cycle yet there is a cycle route through it. I'll try to take some pictures and send them in.

Let's face it - probably many of the people that put these signs up have never ridden a bike before.

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OldRidgeback [2657 posts] 6 years ago
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Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 6 years ago
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Nice to see my council tax note being wasted....

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STATO [513 posts] 6 years ago
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jimmythecuckoo wrote:

Nice to see my council tax note being wasted....

The signs/path were installed by the Hospital and approved by the council, so its mainly your general tax that was wasted and only a little of your council tax :0)

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jobysp [143 posts] 6 years ago
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ROFL @ Stato!

There's a cycle bridge over the M60 in Denton Manchester, and as you get to the designated 'cycle' path - there is a no cycling sign.

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keith_newnham [73 posts] 6 years ago
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If they were on the pavement they would NOT be blue, as blue ones denote that cycling IS permitted on the pavement, not that it is forbidden. Why can't these reporters get their facts straight before they make themselves look thick?!!!!

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wildnorthlands [32 posts] 6 years ago
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You don't need to put no cycling signs up on a pavement - all pavements are no cycling by default, you have to put a sign up if cycling is allowed.(Highway Code Rule 64)