NCN5 Southbound Closed in the City Centre

NCN5 southbound closed

Sustrans' National Cycle Network Route 5 has become increasingly hostile to cyclists over the past few years as the city council has diverted more and more motorised traffic along it. However, this week contractors closed it altogether in the southbound direction on Hill Street. The signposted alternative would take cyclists back the way they came, along the A38, and down Smallbrook Queensway, where they would have to switch lanes in the heavy traffic and make an illegal right turn. In practice cyclists were opting to cycle contraflow, using the wrong side of the road as necessary.

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