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Old February 7th, 2017, 01:09 PM   #321
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I can't wait for the Oxford Road cycleway to complete. It's a massive improvement already and there's only a couple more sections to do. I hope that work continues next week while the roads are quiet.

We quite rightly talk a lot about public transport along Oxford Road but I think hundreds more people will be ditching the bus and using their bike when this is complete.

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Digital poles clock 2,300 cyclists using this road every day

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The area from, roughly, the Aquatic Centre to Rusholme looks superb now.
Really clean and tidy. The University has a much better setting now.
I haven't used the lanes, but this stretch looks like the best of the whole route.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 02:31 PM   #322
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my girlfriend is a student at Manchester Uni and cycles to and from uni, she likes the new cycle lanes but says that the University has a general lack of bike racks, which is something that will need to be rectified to increase bike traffic.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 11:58 PM   #323
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Started to ride into the centre down Oxford Road and tonight was in a queue of about 15 cyclists at one set of lights which was impressive.

The lanes are pretty good however deteriorate in certain places and potholes still mean you have to swerve into traffic. Bad locations are:

- Withington high street - No lanes and huge potholes;
- Fallowfield at the Sainsbury's junction - big potholes;
- The non-reconfigured bus stop at Langley Road;
- The road surface between Platt Lane and Dickinson Road; and,
- The road surface between Grosvenor St and Charles Street (although I believe this is due to be resurfaced).
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Old February 8th, 2017, 11:40 AM   #324
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my girlfriend is a student at Manchester Uni and cycles to and from uni, she likes the new cycle lanes but says that the University has a general lack of bike racks, which is something that will need to be rectified to increase bike traffic.
Totally agree but I think there is more of a lack of secure free cycle parking infrastructure in the city centre for example if one wants to leave their bicycle overnight and catch a train there is nowhere to do this securely apart from the cycle hubs which require monthly memberships.

The only secure location I can think of is the cycle racks inside Victoria station however there are ticket barriers now!
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Old February 8th, 2017, 11:44 AM   #325
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Started to ride into the centre down Oxford Road and tonight was in a queue of about 15 cyclists at one set of lights which was impressive.

The lanes are pretty good however deteriorate in certain places and potholes still mean you have to swerve into traffic. Bad locations are:

- Withington high street - No lanes and huge potholes;
- Fallowfield at the Sainsbury's junction - big potholes;
- The non-reconfigured bus stop at Langley Road;
- The road surface between Platt Lane and Dickinson Road; and,
- The road surface between Grosvenor St and Charles Street (although I believe this is due to be resurfaced).
spot on, must also add the issue with junctions, many spit you out into junctions and then you have to deal with left hooks from vehicles! Would have thought the Oxford Rd/Booth St junction could have been a good place to try out a Dutch style junction
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Old February 21st, 2017, 11:11 AM   #326
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The race to be Britain's top cycling city (hint: it's not Manchester)

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...p-cycling-city

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Old February 21st, 2017, 04:36 PM   #327
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This video about Dutch junction design and how they incorporate bikes from the get-go appeared in my Twitter feed earlier. I thought it was really interesting. Wish British road planners did something even remotely similar...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpQMgbDJPok
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Old February 21st, 2017, 10:01 PM   #328
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Some impressive junctions there, but I canít help be drawn to seeing what we actually need first; cheap bikes and lotís of bicycle parking.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 02:11 PM   #329
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Hopefully, within another week or so, the Oxford Road cycle lanes will be completed. Just the section under the Mancunian way to work on now.









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Old March 16th, 2017, 02:49 PM   #330
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Hopefully, within another week or so, the Oxford Road cycle lanes will be completed. Just the section under the Mancunian way to work on now.
It's a shame they're too narrow to overtake another cycle. Are they wide enough for a road sweeper? The Grosvenor St lane is covered in broken glass, even after my council ticket was closed "fixed".
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Old March 16th, 2017, 03:06 PM   #331
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They're not today narrow to overtake as long as some general courtesy is applied ie keep to the left and ring your bell if overtaking.

I haven't seen a mechanical sweeper in the lanes but having been using them for about a year now (including wilmslow road) they're pretty well maintained.
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Does anyone have an address of where you can report issues with lanes? The surface of the bike lane opposite the MRI heading into the centre and outside the students union are pretty bad.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #333
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Try Manchester City council on line at
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Old March 18th, 2017, 08:34 PM   #334
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Does anyone have an address of where you can report issues with lanes? The surface of the bike lane opposite the MRI heading into the centre and outside the students union are pretty bad.
Do you mean there's issues with litter and debris? I've not noticed any problems with the condition of the surface.
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Is this the first proper (partly-segragated) cycle lane in Greater Manchester?
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Old March 20th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #336
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Is this the first proper (partly-segragated) cycle lane in Greater Manchester?
I think Shaftesbury Avenue was the first.
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Do you mean there's issues with litter and debris? I've not noticed any problems with the condition of the surface.
With the surface. It's quite bumpy at both stops.
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I think Shaftesbury Avenue was the first.

There has been a segregated cycle lane along Princess Parkway, from the bridge over the mersey to the A60 for at least 35 years (and it wasn't new then)
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There has been a segregated cycle lane along Princess Parkway, from the bridge over the mersey to the A60 for at least 35 years (and it wasn't new then)
Good call; could well be that the Princess Parkway cycle lanes (before it became a motorway) preceded Shaftesbury Avenue. Would have been 1934.
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Good call; could well be that the Princess Parkway cycle lanes (before it became a motorway) preceded Shaftesbury Avenue. Would have been 1934.
When did Princess Parkway become a motorway? It wasn't last time I checked!
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