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Confusion around Chesterfield junctions as to whether motorists or cyclists have priority

Council says motorists must give way but road markings say otherwise

Work to give pedestrians and cyclists priority over cars on some Chesterfield roads has come in for criticism with road markings appearing to indicate exactly the opposite. The Derbyshire Times reports that there have been a series of near-misses on the ‘A61 cycle corridor’ due to the confusion.

The work was carried out to give pedestrians and cyclists on one side of Derby Road priority over turning traffic.

Plans and an artist’s impression of the Trevorrow Road junction feature ‘give way’ road markings positioned for drivers.

However, the finished junction is rather different with similar markings instead positioned for pedestrians and cyclists.

Derbyshire Times readers reported a number of near-misses at the junction following the work.

A county council spokesman told the newspaper: “There are signs in place advising motorists that pedestrians and cyclists now have priority over vehicles turning off into the side roads.

“The feedback we have had so far has been very positive. We’ll continue to monitor the junctions in the coming months and consider further signage or road markings, if necessary.”

Derbyshire County Council has been contacted for further comment.

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