Cycling Accident Fears After Changes on Shrewsbury Roads

Two traffic schemes that have been designed to encourage more cyclists to ride in to Shrewsbury town centre are dangerous and rarely used a local Councillor has claimed.

Measures were brought in on Roushill and Market Street to allow cyclists to ride against the flow of traffic, but Shrewsbury’s town Councillor has deemed the changes as a cycling accident waiting to happen.

Two traffic schemes that have been designed to encourage more cyclists to ride in to Shrewsbury town centre are dangerous and rarely used a local Councillor has claimed.

Measures were brought in on Roushill and Market Street to allow cyclists to ride against the flow of traffic, but Shrewsbury’s town Councillor has deemed the changes as a cycling accident waiting to happen.

Speaking to local press ,Mr Nutting said: “Roushill I regard as dangerous and is an accident waiting to happen – if a road user didn’t know the area well, they’d struggle to know which way traffic is expected to use lower Mardol. On Roushill the white lines give the cyclist more road that cars and cyclists are sandwiched between drivers going up the hill into Mardol and disabled parking on the right hand side of the road.

“The scheme at Market Street is rarely used, but at least there is enough room for both a car and a cycle along the road,” he added.

However transport representatives said, “so far pedestrians and wheeled traffic are safely sharing the space and w’ve had lots of compliments from local cyclists.”

It is yet to be confirmed if any further action will be taken on the changes.

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