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Gallery: Gilbert Road Cambridge

Gilbert Road is a major cycling route, one particularly heavily used by children, but also by many others throughout the day. There are several schools in the area attended by about 2000 pupils. We urge the provision of proper, all-day cycle lanes.

All the pictures were taken in the space of 33 min on a Tuesday morning, between 8:22 am and 8:55 am.

For pictures of the the new red-mac ACL's one year later:

This gallery was created on Tuesday, 23rd March 2010

What is the cycle lane good for if cars park in it? Gilbert Road needs to change! In this 4 min series: #21515, #21516, #21517, #21519.

Corner Gilbert Road with Guerney Way. Crossing from Gurney Way to the southern side of Gilbert Road (e.g. to travel to Chesterton Community College) can be difficult. The nearest crossing with traffic lights are at Milton Road and at the Ch ... [more]

The black car is legaly parked in a (non mandatory) cycle lane, just after a bus stop and only 100 yards from the entrance of a secondary school attended by about a thousand pupils (Chesterton Community College), so is the coach in the back ... [more]

One pupil's safety is another pupils' risk at Chesterton Community Collage. A car stopped right on the "END" sign of the cycle lane "to be legal". Other pupils have to cycle around the car in the main carriageway at an accident hot spot.

Many pupils cycle from Guerney Way to Chesterton Community College on the pavement. Coming from Milton Road / Guerney way, the only safe crossing is at the school gate.

A cyclist overtaken far too closely, right in front of the side entrance to Milton Road Primary School.

His children are now safe, inside Milton Road Primary School. The cyclists have to pass the car stationary in the cycle lane. The cyclists are being overtaken far too closely by impatient drivers who can't wait to get to the end of the tail ... [more]

Car obstructing cycle lane on Gilbert Road, opposite the side entrance to Milton Road Primary school. The entrance to Chesterton Community College is right beofore the white coach, which can be seen in the background, parking in the Gilbert ... [more]

Car parked selfish but (still) legal in a cycle lane on Gilbert Road near the Carlton Way crossing. In this 5 min journey along Gilbert Road from Guerney Way to Histon Road: #21506, #21507, #21509.

At the Histon Road end, the Gilbert Road cycle lane is not obstructed by parking cars but queueing cars. Here the cyclist has to overtake the car to its right. In this 5 min journey along Gilbert Road from Guerney Way to Histon Road: #21 ... [more]

School run at Mayfield Primary School at about 8:46 am. Picture taken near the Warwick Road - Windsor Road passage.

Car obstructing cycle lane. A learning driver apparently under instruction is overtaking a cyclist too close. See also #11111 and #21502.

YES, there IS a woman cycling between the coach and the car. This is by the cycle lane just west of the main entrance to Chesterton Community College.

What is a cycle lane good for if cars are queueing in it? Gilbert Road needs to change! In this 4 min series: #21515, #21516, #21517, #21518.

She has parked her blue Citroen and is taking her 'staff for the day'. Then she walked off in south easterly direction (Centre / Mitchams Corner) and left her car in the cycle lane. This cycle lane obstruction has no place in Gilbert Road. ... [more]

Within the first two minutes, this is the tenth cyclist having to swirl into the main motor lane past this obstruction. In this 4 min series: #21515, #21517, #21518, #21519.

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