Cheddar Road

Cheddar Road
Cheddar Road is one of the best examples of cycling infrastructure in Birmingham. It demonstrates filtered permeability, and there is an onward (albeit narrow) segregated cycle path. The road has chicanes from one end to the other, which slows motor traffic. This arrangement also benefits Cheddar Road residents; most of the traffic here is now bicycle traffic, which creates no noise and no pollution. Unfortunately there is a problem. That central bollard at the start of the cycle path isn't in fact central as far as cyclists are concerned, as cyclists on the north-bound desire line come into conflict with it, especially at night. There are also problems with night-time visibility of the chicanes, which have no reflective bollards.

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