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Danger caused by pop up Covid cycle lane.

Reported in the Other public road issue category anonymously at 23:15, Tuesday 11 August 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2241124.

I returned home from work last week to find no access to the top of Priestgate due to a new ‘pop up Covid cycle route’ and a new one way system leading behind TK Maxx. I appreciate cycling is being encouraged at the moment by the government but the danger this is causing along Priestgate is worrying. The road has been amended for less than a week and already I’ve been involved in two near-miss crashes where the no entry sign is being completely ignored, access to and from my property is near on impossible with the disregard to the road signs and tonight I had an incredibly aggressive driver come the wrong way down the road, head on and then hurl abuse at me. I’ve witnessed cars, taxis, mopeds and even a lorry come into Priestgate and continue into the no entry area, all whilst being totally unable to get in and out of my residential car park because of traffic coming the wrong way down a now one-way system. In the whole 6 years I’ve lived on Priestgate I can honestly say I’ve never noticed a high volume of cyclists in the area and ironically this week have seen just the one cyclist in the middle of the road as opposed to the apparent cycle lane. It just seems such a waste of public money that has made a busy road dangerous. Can I please ask how long this is set to continue because I truly believe this is a serious accident waiting to happen and I really am shocked that residents in the area were given absolutely no warning that access was going to become so restricted.

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  • Thanks for making your report.

    It will be passed on to the relevant department. We will endeavour to provide you with an update within 10 working days.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 23:16, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • This report has been referred to the Transport Planning team.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:07, Tuesday 18 August 2020

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