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168434Photo #168434Ideal location for a School Street allowing children and parents to safely walk to school while providing safe distancing.Temporary closure:
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168353Photo #168353Pavements on both sides of road are extremely narrow and two lanes of one way traffic increases speeding. At the very least this should be a 20 mph speed limit. Better still would be one lane of traffic until the road widens at the bottom, The reclaimed space would be given over to increased pavement space. This would encourage Park & Stride also there would be room for a segregated cycle path.Track:
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167773Photo #167773With the new light controlled crossings installed on the A12 slip roads the next week spot in the cycling infrastructure is crossing Axial Way. So a safe crossing is required here.Cycleway:
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166287Photo #166287Upgrade the quality of the pavement which is a popular link between Eight Ash Green and the Tollgate.Track:
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166286Photo #166286Extend the pavement to enable access to pavement to the south of Halstead Rd along the A1124 towards Tollgate.Track:
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166285Photo #166285Footpath is of very poor quality but regularly used by residents of Eight Ash Green & hotel guess to access Tollgate shopping.Track:
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165656Photo #165656This housing estate needs to be upgraded to modern road safety standards and be a 20 mph speed limit.Track:
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165655Photo #165655Being a popular route for walking to school this should be a 20 mph zone just as any new housing estate would be.Track:
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165654Photo #165654There is no pavement on this greensward to link up pavements either side of this Colchester Road junction.Track:
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165653Photo #165653Pedestrian crossing for lots of reasons.
Access to Shops, Chemist, Doctor's, Church and importantly School.
Also very popular bus stops which are not only used by shoppers and commuters but secondary school children for busses to school.
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165433Photo #165433Traffic is asked to reduce speed to 30 mph, so why not make it an enforceable 30 mph speed limit. This section of road is regularly used by cyclists to link quiet country lanes.Cycleway:
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165432Photo #165432Remove discriminatory barriers at the end of the shared path which prevents non standard bicycles and trailers from being used.Cycleway:
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165347Photo #165347No cycle lane, but plenty of space (the road is wide enough for a dual carriageway)Cycleway:
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165346Photo #165346Pavement width less than a metre, making it hard to walk onTrack:
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165335Photo #165335No pavement but more and more residential buildings going up in the area. Therefore the speed limit needs reducing to 30 mph which would also benefit the many cyclists using the road as a quiet route to Tiptree.Track:
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165333Photo #165333This junction is used by lots of cyclists and also residents. Various properties also front this road but it is presently national speed limit and needs reducing to 30 mph.Cycleway:
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165332Photo #165332No pavement here but lots of housing development going on so needs a 30 mph speed limit. Preferably 20 mph.Track:
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164832Photo #164832Reduce speed limit to 30 mph in both directions and on the Marks Tey bound lane make it a single carriageway. This would enable a two way segregated cycle track to the station.Cycleway:
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164823Photo #164823Busy road towards Marks Tey train station from the surrounding Stanway residential area, with a number of pinch points on it. Regularly get very close passes along the whole length of the road. Ideally needs protected cycle lanes installed to make a safe route from the residential area to Marks Tey train station to encourage use of the newly expanded cycle storage facilities.Cycleway:
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164813Photo #164813Remove accessibility ♿ barriers on shared use path to allow access for cargo bike and trailers.Cycleway:
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164602Photo #164602This footpath is less than a meter wide and has a bus stop. It needs to double in width which could easily be accommodated by removing the central hash lines in the middle of the road. These central lines only encourage faster traffic speeds in a built up area much of which is quickly becoming residential.Track:
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164083Photo #164083Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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164082Photo #164082Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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164081Photo #164081Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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164080Photo #164080Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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164079Photo #164079Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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163206Photo #163206Slow down trafficTemporary closure:
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163205Photo #163205Slow down trafficTemporary closure:
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163204Photo #163204Slow down trafficTemporary closure:
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163203Photo #163203Slow down trafficTemporary closure:
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163202Photo #163202Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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163201Photo #163201Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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163200Photo #163200Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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163199Photo #163199Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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163198Photo #163198Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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163197Photo #163197Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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162119Photo #162119This road is frequently used in the morning as a rat run it therefore needs to be a 20 mph zone. This would encourage more walking and cycling.Track:
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162118Photo #162118This road shouldn't be used as a rat run and to encourage more walking and cycling it should be part of a 20 mph zone.Track:
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162117Photo #162117No reason that this road isn't a 20 mph speed limit to encourage walking and cycling.Cycleway:
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162116Photo #16211620 mph speed limit as it is a narrow road with school and play areas.Cycleway:
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157107Photo #157107No safe crossing to the many estates that require access to schools and shop. Try watching the parents playing Russian roulette try to get their children to and from school.Track:
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157106Photo #15710640 mph speed limit preventing safe crossing between shared use paths. How are children expected to safely cross to gain access to local schools.Track:
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157105Photo #157105Various shared use paths trying to link new housing developments to Schools and shops. But no safe crossings and a hostile 40 mph speed limit.Cycleway:
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157104Photo #157104With such short stretches of road why is it deemed acceptable for it to be a 40 mph road. Large housing estate has no safe crossing for schools and shopping, so the maximum speed limit should be 30 but preferably 30 mph.Track:
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155648Photo #155648No pavements and houses opening directly on to the road, so needs to be a 20 mph zone.Track:
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155646Photo #155646Solid white lines to stop cars overtaking cyclist on the approach to the blind bend. I have seen several near misses and reported to Extra Eyes.Cycleway:
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154849Photo #154849Reduce the speed limit to 40 mph as lots of people on bikes use this route. Also the road surface is subsiding and it is dangerous to be driven at the national speed limit.Cycleway:
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154848Photo #154848No safe crossing points between Angora Business Park and Stanway retail park.Track:
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154846Photo #154846Footpath is very badly worn and overgrown but there is positive signs that it is used regularly. So requires urgent reinstatement. It is used to get to the popular White Hart pub.Track:
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153946Photo #153946This road needs to have its speed limit reduced to 40 mph to encourage cycling for commuters from Tiptree to Kelvedon Station. Also for pupils going to Thurstable School & Sixth Form.Cycleway:
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153944Photo #153944The road here has scope to be narrowed and the footpath on the School side widened from the mini roundabouts to the junction of Oak Road - this would enable children to walk safely to school.Track:
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153371Photo #153371Traffic speeds through the village so the speed limit needs to be reduced to 40mph at this junction to make it safer. This would also slow traffic before the 30 mph zone and White Hart junction.Track:
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153370Photo #153370Narrow pavements and speeding traffic so there needs to be a speed awareness sign on the entrance to the village.Track:
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152708Photo #152708This road needs to be a 20 mph zone as lots of families walk this route to school trying to avoid BlackBerry Road. This is also a rat run for parents driving children to school.Track:
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152705Photo #152705NO right turns into Prior Way to stop this road being used as a rat run.Temporary closure:
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152704Photo #15270440 mph ends at Langham Road but should carry on all the way along Severalls Lane. Or even better reduced to 30 mph given the number of residents / businesses, tight bends along these roads.Cycleway:
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152702Photo #152702To promote cycling and walking these roads need to be a 20 mph area.Cycleway:
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152701Photo #152701To promote cycling and walking these roads need to be a 20 mph zone.Track:
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152650Photo #152650Narrow pavement across bridge this could be improved by using a traffic priority narrowing of the road. Giving vehicles going up the hill priority so reducing pollution. This already happens unofficially with cars parked along the length of this road.Track:
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152475Photo #152475There are no safe crossings of this very busy junction despite new housing going up along with schools and shops.Track:
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152474Photo #152474These roads are used as a rat run and a 20 mph might discourage it especially with enforcement.Track:
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152473Photo #152473A modal filter here to stop rat running from Berechurch Hall Rd to B1025.Temporary closure:
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152289Photo #152289New bridge needed -- make it cycle-friendly too.Cycleway:
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152219Photo #152219This is used as a rat run so ideally needs a modal filter to be used as a cycling quiet way.Temporary closure:
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152218Photo #152218There is no dropped kerb curb to allow pedestrians and cyclist to access Asda or other retailers. Or looking at it the other way there is no dropped kerb from the retail park giving access to shared use path. Which leads to the Highwoods country park, town centre avoiding North Station Road.Cycleway:
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151730Photo #151730With no footpath outside the School there should be Pedestrians walking in Road warning signs. Also the speed limit needs to be reduced to 20 mph.Track:
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151623Photo #151623There needs to be warning signs of pedestrians crossing and the speed limit needs to be reduced to 40 mph.Track:
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151622Photo #151622Speed limit needs to be reduced to 30 mph as this road is used as a rat run around Colchester. Lots of cycling and running along this road plus residential property along with businesses.Cycleway:
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151621Photo #151621There's no safe cycling provision on the Severalls industrial side of the road so no encouragement for workers on this large estate.Cycleway:
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151620Photo #151620The bus stop on the Severalls industrial side of the road cannot be accessed easily or safely. There needs to be a toucan crossing here.Track:
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151619Photo #151619There is a footpath here that could easily be widened to create a shared use cycle path.Cycleway:
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151618Photo #151618Fountain Lane is a rat run used to get to the A12 - this Junction with Easthorpe Road requires a STOP line as regularly drivers don't slow and look properly at the junction. Only this morning I nearly became a statistic.Cycleway:
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151409Photo #151409The time between pushing the crossing request button and traffic stopping needs to be reduced to allow for greater social distancing. This would also encourage more walking.Track:
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151408Photo #151408The time from pushing the request button on the crossing needs to be reduced. To help social distancing and encourage walking.Track:
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151407Photo #151407The time from pushing the beg button to traffic stopping is too long and needs to be reduced to encourage walking & cycling. Also to reduce crowding in these COVID times.Track:
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151406Photo #151406Potholes filled with whole bricks! Dangerous at best and lethal in the winter in the dark.Cycleway:
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150495Photo #150495Cycle parking provision - this is the only post office in the area and has no places other than street lights for locking up cycles.Track:
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150176Photo #15017620 mph speed limitTrack:
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150175Photo #150175Speed limit needs to be reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph for the safety of motorist as well as cyclist and joggers.Cycleway:
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149112Photo #149112Instead of signs prohibiting cyclists on footpaths, install a segregated cycle lane on this road so cyclists can feel safe without resorting to going on the pavement.Cycleway:
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149110Photo #149110Harwich Road requires a segregated cycle way all the way into town. Very dangerous being overtaken from cars especially as road narrows near shopsCycleway:
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149090Photo #149090Deterring frequently parked cars on the Queen Street cycle way.Cycleway:
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147819Photo #147819Pave the Wivenhoe trail so it can be used in winter (after rain puddles form making it more hassle to commute on)Cycleway:
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147817Photo #147817Remove on street parking and include a segregated cycle way.Cycleway:
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147814Photo #147814Needs to be a Dutch style roundabout so cyclists can navigate on to Ipswich Road safely.Cycleway:
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144472Photo #144472Clear signage needed from this point and onwards through the station forecourt and car parking areas to join the line-segregated pathway through Bergholt Road Park.Cycleway:
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142813Photo #142813Lots of cyclists use this route and with plenty of houses entrancing on a bend plus a business with HGV deliveries. The national speed limit is unsafe so the 30 mph speed limit needs to be extended to the bridge which in its self is of restricted width.Cycleway:
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142484Photo #142484The path is too narrow for both cyclists and peds. widening of the path would make this route safer and more attractive as an active travel route. There is plenty of space to easily double the size of the pathCycleway:
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142483Photo #142483A dedicated and segregated cycleway is required in both directions on Lexden Road to provide safe access from Stanway through Lexden onto Colchester Town CentreCycleway:
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141158Photo #141158Remove the right turn lane into Head Street as it creates another stop phase for vehicles travelling along the Southway in an easterly direction. This causes more congestion around the Balkerne Hill roundabout. It also encourages drivers circulating around the town center roads.Temporary closure:
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140371Photo #140371The odd lengths of cycle path along Berechurch Hall Rd need to linked together and extended to the Lidl on Gosbecks RdCycleway:
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140362Photo #140362This whole section from St Andrew's Avenue to Brightlingsea Road needs cutting back to make the footway usable.Track:
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139620Photo #139620Narrow pavements to Asda, library, school, churches and the central shopping area of Tiptree. To enable social distancing & encourage walking / cycling there should be a 20 mph speed limit.Track:
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139619Photo #139619Outside Tesco there are two dropped pavements & brick crossing points that are very popular to use. We just need a 20 mph speed limit to assist with the safe crossing & encourage cycling. As a note due to the large pot holes along this road traffic for the last year has been slowed to 20 mph for fear of damage to vehicles. However these pot hole pose a safety risk to people on bikes.Track:
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138741Photo #138741At this point traffic speeds up, racing towards Fingringhoe. Walking and cycling are dangerous because of speeding traffic. Install speed cameras and traffic calming measures.Cycleway:
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138735Photo #138735Cycleway from bottom of Hythe Hill all the way into the town centre with no breaks beyond cycle and pedestrian-specific lights.Cycleway:
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138675Photo #138675Bus gate and 20 mph speed limit to stop road being used as a rat run.Temporary closure:
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138585Photo #138585No pavements and a popular walking and cycling route needs to be a 30 mph speed limit along the length of the road.Track:
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138582Photo #138582Either no pavement or very narrow needs to be a 20 mph zone.Track:
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138579Photo #138579No pavement and lots of parked cars causing pedestrians to walk even further out in the road. 20 mph speed limit would help.Track:
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