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Cycle safety zones to be introduced at busy West Bridgford junction

New cycle safety zones are set to be introduced at a busy junction in West Bridgford next week to improve safety for cyclists.

 

The casualty reduction scheme, to be implemented at the Tudor Square mini -roundabout, comes after accident data highlighted that collisions involving pedal cyclists were significantly higher than average at the site.

 

The new contrasting road surfacing is designed to alert drivers to the presence of cyclists and has proved successful in reducing casualties at other locations both in Nottinghamshire and nationally.

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Tudor square © westbridgfordwire.com
Tudor square © westbridgfordwire.com

Similar markings were in place at the site some time ago and following a number of collisions involving cyclists at the roundabout in the last five years, the decision has been taken to re-introduce the markings.

 

Gary Wood, Head of Highways and Transport at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Road safety is a high priority for us, and it is important we keep all road users safe.

 

“The analysis from Via East Midland’s Safer Highways Team showed a clear pattern of collisions as drivers entered the roundabout, failing to give way to the cyclist already travelling around it.

 

“These red cycle road markings aim to alert the approaching driver entering the roundabout to look out for cyclists.”

 

The works are due to take place between Monday 25 and Wednesday 27 October and will be completed overnight (10pm-5am) to minimise disruption. Temporary traffic signals will be in-place during these hours. 

 

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