Fault Number: 779265
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Spokes East Kent:
Fault Number: 779265
There isn't a dropped kerb at the northern end of the Legacy Park cycle path where it meets Chaucer Road. Therefore cyclists can't easily transition between the cycle path and the road here.
The signs at the junction between Mill Lane and St. Radigund's Street in Canterbury have gone missing.
The cover has gone from the cycle parking opposite B&M Home Store, leaving cycles more exposed to the weather.
Each winter the Crab & Winkle Way gets a puddle across the full width of the route a little south of Tyler Hill Road. This can freeze over as ice and mask potholes in the surface beneath.
A tree has fallen blocking NCR1 at Duke's Meadow. In the meantime it is still possible to cut across the grass to continue the route.
The River Dour Greenway sign pointing into Lorne Road from the shared path beside Buckland Avenue is missing. Previous Google StreetView imagery shows the sign which has gone missing:
Bollards on the path used by the River Dour Greenway between Alfred Road and Brookfield Place limit access for people with trailers or on tandems.
There isn't a suitable cycling route between Buckland Valley and Dover Christ Church Academy. The hill is steep and traffic levels on Melbourne Avenue.
There is a comparatively new shared path linking Burgess Road to Alyesham's station. However the Burgess Road end of the shared path doesn't have a dropped kerb to allow a transition between road and path and vice-versa.
The sign towards the Town Centre is missing. Previous view of the sign here:
The sign pointing into Alfred Road at Lorne Road is missing.
Street Light FCND004 on Falala Way (NCN1) - Not Working Fault Number: 750068
See Picture, Reported to CCC. However, I have a hunch that it may be the responsibility of 'LandMarc' on behalf of the MOD as I think they would own that land.
A better cycle connection is needed to Rough Common, avoiding the need to use the A290 Whitstable Road or A2050 and Palmars Cross Hill.
20mph sign has twisted round and a sign directing to the station is pointing slightly in the wrong direction
The cycle route on AE18 between AE429 and East Stour Farm has become overgrown and difficult to cycle through.
Chilham station is signposted from National Cycle Route 18 via Pickelden Lane. However, the link towards NCR18 isn't signed from Chilham station and the portion along the A28 corridor isn't signed as a cycle route. The A28 is too busy for normal cycling. The path on the south side between Pickelden Lane and Chilham station should be made into shared use.
The incident has been reported to Kent Police as criminal damage, Crime Ref: 46/139801/23.
The cycle parking at Morrisons needs improvement. It is situated at the far end of trolley park with only some surveillance, rather than adjacent to the entrance where it would receive better surveillance. The capacity is limited by the fact that only one side of the railings can be used.
The cycle / pedestrian route signs at the junction between the Crab & Winkle Way and Oyster Bay Trail at Stream Walk / Albert Street / Action Road have gone missing.
2 cycle storage units.
Dragonfly House Mayfly Close Canterbury Kent CT1 1HS
Application reference : CA/23/01343
A safe cycle route is needed to link Wingham with Canterbury. The current A257 road environment is not attractive for cycling, due to high motor traffic volumes and speeds.
The cycle parking provision at Whitefriars is minimal and at the periphery. Well surveilled provision is needed close to the shops that it will serve.
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The A2 is a hostile environment for cycling. Cyclists should be directed away from using the A2 towards existing safe alternatives (e.g. RCR16) and the current A2 cycle signs should be removed.
Accommodation for 432 students is proposed on land at the rear of the Peugeot Motor Company in Canterbury. This provides an ideal opportunity to link Canterbury Christchurch University's Augustine House Library into Canterbury's cycle network.
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This provides a flatter, shorter, and traffic-free alternative to the National Cycle Route 18 alignment via Sole Street.
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Canterbury planning permission CA//09/00142 includes an emergency access road, which is intended to be open to cyclists. This provides a vital link in the riverside cycle route in Canterbury. The rest of the construction on this planning application has been completed, but, contrary to conditions 12 and 13 of the appeal planning permission the emergency access link and the final portion of the cycle path have not been constructed.
The road between Kingston and Barham is rural and has fast-moving traffic despite the majority of it having a 30 mph speed limit. There are no accompanying footpaths beside the road and the road is relatively narrow. A cycle and pedestrian link is required, particularly to allow schoolchildren from Kingston to safely reach the primary school in Barham.
Planning application Y12/0897/SH proposes the redevelopment of a significant portion Folkestone Harbour and surrounding land. The proposals include up to 1000 dwellings and up to 10000sqm of commercial landuse. NCR2 runs through the development area.
More cycle parking is needed in the vicinity of the high street end of St. Margaret's Street in Canterbury. The photo shows that all available space on the stands is already used.
More cycle parking is needed in the Clocktower Square area of Canterbury city centre. The photo shows that the existing cycle parking is completely full.
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The Oyster Bay Trail phase 2 will close a gap in the cycle network between the existing Oyster Bay Trail at Swalecliffe, Herne Bay and Reculver, the Viking Coastal Trail around Thanet, and the Crab & Winkle Way between Whitstable and Canterbury.
Complete separation of cyclists and cars can't always be achieved. To make sharing of the road safer I would like to propose using rumble strips instead of flat paint to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road. It would act as a physical reminder for car-drivers that they are encroaching the bike lane. This happens particularly near pinch points like road bends or crossroads. So even just a selective application of rumble strips could have a very positive effect, I believe. What's the view of the cycling community? Has it been tested?
Much of the route of the former Elham Valley Railway has not been constructed on. This would make an ideal long-distance cycle path.